Ibi Ego

Ibi Ego

 Tijuana, Baja California, MEX
BandPopEDM

Synth driven, reverb drenched, Dreamy, nostalgic, naive pop songs with a slight lo fi edge. A great soundtrack for running in the rain with no destination in mind.

Biography

In November, 2003, Ibi Ego was born in a basement between the hills of the city of Tijuana, Baja California, and quickly gained the attention of the local critics with their synth-indie-guitar-rock sound, something that was, in that particular moment, a new contribution to the Tijuana scene.
After playing for more than 2 years in local forums and visiting cities like San Diego, Los Angeles and Mexicalli, the band undergoes a lineup change that motivates an evolution of their sound.
Since the lineup change, Ibi Ego has been You Schaffner (vocals, bass and keyboards), Gabriel Duprat (keyboards, guitar and programming) and David Bravo (vocals, guitar and drums). Together, they begin a new period in Ibi Ego’s history in 2007, when they join Discos Tormento’s roster.
By trying to rediscover their own vision of pop, they land upon a sound that replaces their guitar distortion for sharp beats and synthesizers, indie rock for taciturn dream-pop, Sonic Youth for Cocteau Twins.
The new material that Ibi Ego has been working on still carries some remainders of their guitar past in songs like “You & Me v.s. the Sea” and “Bon”, but the new incarnation of the bans is more nostalgic and melancholic, filled with Polaroid landscapes and memories of teenage mixtapes.

Lyrics

1998

Written By: Schaffner

Nada cambiará

nada excepto el mar

y tu mirada, cada semana.

Nada cambiará

huiré y preguntaras...
Si todo sigue igual,

porque mañana muero mal?

Y siempre al despertar,

el viento me pregunta cuando volveras,

si volveras.

Nunca estrañarás

nada, solo el mar

en tu mirada, barco en el agua.

Nada cambiará

solo el tiempo y tu quiza.
Si todo sigue igual,

porque en las noches muero mal?

Y siempre al despertar,

porque me duele el viento y cuando volverás?

Diario de fresas

Written By: Schaffner, Bravo, Duprat, Ascencio

Puedes estar, puedes ser,

puedes comerme otra vez.

Y aquí vas,

vestida de fantasmas,

buscando mapas.

Puedes estar, puedes ser,

puedes comerme otra vez.

Y aquí vas,

vestida de fantasmas,

buscando mapas.

Estas contanto estrellas en el mar,

llueve a mi lado, deja de buscar.

Discography

LP - MCMXCVIII (due to realease in 2012)

Single - Muerete (WOW2009 Discos tormento compilation/sampler)

Single - 1998 (WOW2009 Discos tormento compilation/sampler)

Single - Fresno (WOW2010 Discos tormento compilation/sampler)

Single - Hookie ("Circulo" Japanese compilation for benefit of the tohoku earthquake relief)

Remix - "Shyness" (by Thieves like Us) for the Shyness RMX MX EP

RADIO

Single - Diario de Fresas (radio airplay in Mexico City and Tijuana)

Single - 1998 (radio airplay in Mexico City and Tijuana)

Set List

-You & me vs the sea
-Hookie
-Muerete
-Spy
-1998
-Bon
-Fresno
-Diario de fresas
-Shadow
-Everything crashed (the night i ran away)
-I wanna be adored (cover)