La Junta
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La Junta

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States | SELF

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States | SELF
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""I don't know if it's someting in the water!""




"I don't know if it's something in the water, but New Mexico bands seem to be releasing albums like there's no tomorrow.

First up is Latin rock/hip-hop collective La Junta, whose first album - the
self-produced Blue Collar Beats - was released in 2005. At 8 p.m. on Friday,
May 9, at the Santa Fe Brewing Company (27 Fire Place, 424-3333), the group unleashes "What It Is", a continuation of its Sublime-meets-Southwest aural
proclivities. The quintet once again nails its singularly breezy, funky,
upbeat-reggae style while infusing its songs with a Latin hip-hop flavor.
Engineers Josh Shepherd and Doug Geist of Santa Fe Center Studios in
Albuquerque lend the new material a highly polished production quality
missing from the first album, and many of the band's popular live songs have finally made their way to the CD format ("Pecos" and "Haters" among them)."

- Rob DeWalt - The Santa Fe New Mexican


Discography

"La Junta Street Demo" 2003 LP
"Blue Collar Beats" 2005 EP www.cdbaby.com/lajunta
"What it is" 2008 EP www.cdbaby.com/lajunta2
"Slangin Dirt" 2009 EP-June 26th 2009
"Always Live" 2010 EP-November 26th www.cdbaby.com/artist/lajunta

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**98% English lyrics (People tend to stereotype us)

BIOGRAPHY:

La Junta began early 2004 in a small back room of an old little house in a college student ghetto, built on a foundation of house parties with a sound combining various musical styles. Influenced by so many genres, including jazz, blues, rock, reggae, Latin and hip-hop music, every song is significantly different from the next. Attempting to blend each sound, La Junta believes they have found something very refreshing in an industry of cardboard cutouts. With their unique style as a backdrop, La Junta reflects what they observe in everyday life as well as represent who they and where they come from in a positive way.

Any of La Juntas 4 albums are amazing fingerprints for the group. However, nothing compares to the energy, fun, and musicianship of a live La Junta show. Fans often compare La Junta to groups such as Spearhead, Ozomatli, 311, O.A.R., Dave Mathews, and Sublime. Because of this La Juntas fan base continues to grow exponentially, based on a consistent incline of CD sales and attendance at live performances. It is true that every group in the music industry believes they are "fresh" and "Unique"... and we are no different. Where we do differ is the response from fans is that we are "fresh" and "unique". Something new, and we didn't even have to tell them.

LA JUNTA;(n,v),

A board or council; an assembly or gathering; a joint, a community, unity, a military or political group ruling a country after taking power by force. Spanish and Portuguese in origin.