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Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Alternative Shoegaze


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Play off (Dress for Excess, 2010)
Gobi (El Genio Equivocado, 2013)



Mequetrefe saw the first light as a musical project back in 2007 in Santiago de Compostela,Galicia (Spain).

In 2008 the band recorded two demos for the Alg-a netlabel, reaching the semi-finals on FIB's "Proyecto Demo". They also won the demo contest run by Foc and Sound Festival at Moncofa (Castelln) gettin' a record deal with the spanish label Dress for Excess. Before the year was ended, "People Don't Smile" was included in Matchdose, a german indie music compilation. In 2010 early may, "Play Off" - the band's first album - was released. Produced by Jos Luis Macas, the album features Florent from the legendary Los Planetas playing guitars in the longest track of the record: Bomba Navarro. It was released in double-vinyl format only.

Mequetrefe played at Vigo Transforma Festival amongst bands like The XX, Jeff Tweddy, Devendra Banhart and Orbital in june. Weeks after, the band was selected to open the Peter Hook's date in Valencia. At the moment Mequetrefe is the only Spanish band with Delorean that appears on Impose Magazine of New York

In 2012 our song "Kill all the indies" was selected The Blog That Celebrate Itself and by Shoegazer Alive for his new compilation VA - Shoegazer Alive Compilation 2012 - Vol. 4 with bands like Lush, Sigur Ros, Real Estate... In "Play Off" the  band tries to find his own language. A sound that's wide open to rock, pop, psychedelic, shoegaze and dub, gently spreading'em thru the entire repertoire. Many references can be found in the band's songbook. Augustus Pablo, Flaming Lips, Sabres of Paradise, Spiritualized or My Bloody Valentine are some of the bricks with which Mequetrefe has built his own musical discourse, where electronic drums, dub delays, blinky brasses and out-of-this-world voices collide in polyphonic harmony.

In the year 2013, the Barcelona's discography El Genio Equivocado, will edit our second album titled "Gobi". In January El Genio Equivocado will edit too "A serious band" EP, with four songs and the single "A serious band", that will be included in the album "Gobi", in which the band continues mixing all the generes, sounds, rhythms and different textures with important presence of instrumental music.

In the Juny 5th 2013 Mequetrefe has a new single titled "Orange" with four versions of the song edited by El Genio Equivocado, in which the band continues working with shoegaze, psychedelic, madchester sounds!!!:

And in November 2013, Mequetrefe released their second album "Gobi".

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