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Mompox & The Big Umbrella (2010)
? (2011)

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MOMPOX begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the summer of 2008 with an objective in mind: to create a band of several singer-songwriters in which 50's American pop and 60's psychedelic composition and arrangement styles mix with modern sound experimentation. In the summer of 2009, they begin to record their first album in various studios of Buenos Aires (Panda, El Pie, Mandarina) with the participation
of over twenty guest musicians. "Mompox & The Big Umbrella" is released in January 2010 independently.
The album crosses and amalgam multiple sounds and influences. We can hear styles like psychedelic rock,
folk, orchestral pop, rockabilly… During 2010, the album is performed live in Buenos Aires and the first edition of a thousand copies is sold out in December. That same month, the video clip for the first single, "So mad," directed by Federico Lamas, premiers on Muchmusic and is continuously aired during the summer of 2011.
In May 2011, MOMPOX enters the mythical ION studio of Buenos Aires with the aim of recording the successor to "The Big Umbrella". The new work is named with a triangular symbol and is released in November through PBK Music. The band consolidates its sound with a compact and complex synth-based rock sound, with a good dose of psychedelic and danceable pop. Mompox leaves aside the predominantly acoustic format of their first album to explore the world of analog synths and old drum machines, developing the most electric and electronic side of the band. Recorded in ION and La Siesta del Fauno, the studio of Ernesto Romeo (Klauss), it includes thirteen
songs in which the band continues to develop a unique style that mixes pop music from the 50's and 60's with hi-fi and experimental modern sounds. An aesthetic that could suggest an unlikely cross between Buddy Holly and Kraftwerk, Gorillaz and Donovan or Roy Orbison and the first New Order.
In its short but intense career, MOMPOX has played in various venues of Buenos Aires such as Niceto Club, La Trastienda, Ciudad Cultural Konex, Groove, Crobar, Roxy, Margarita Xirgu Theatre, SalónReal and Café Vinilo, among others. They have played with bands like The Ting Tings (U.K.) (headlining the Buenos Aires Sounds Fest 2012), Astro (CHL), Nairobi, Morbo y Mambo, Las Kellies, Les Mentettes, Michael Mike, Cosmo and Yataians. In May they flew to Mexico to participate in Marvin Festival 2012, sharing the stage with bands like Atlas Sound (U.S.), Nortec Collective (MX), Crocodiles (U.S.), Silverio (MX) and The Boxer Rebellion (U.K.). In their Mexican tour, Mompox has performed in Caradura, Pata Negra, 246 and Pasagüero in D.F. and in the cities of Toluca, Cholula, Satélite and Guadalajara. After the success of the tour, they’re signed by indie record label Discos Intolerancia and the release of the Mexican edition of ? is programmed for March 2013. Back in Buenos Aires, in August, they opened the show of Australian band Tame Impala in its first visit to Argentina. In October, they’re invited to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas, USA and also at Vive Latino in Distrito Federal, Mexico. The presence of MOMPOX in both festivals is already confirmed for March 2013.