Nutopia
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Nutopia

San Juan, Puerto Rico | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

San Juan, Puerto Rico | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Latin

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Nov
19
Nutopia @ Studio 124

Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Oct
20
Nutopia @ Kantare's

San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Oct
07
Nutopia @ Mi Casita Tropical

Isabela, Isabela, Puerto Rico

Isabela, Isabela, Puerto Rico

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"The 10 Most Influential Bands in the Puerto Rican Musical scene."

Spanish

Esta banda ha llegado a todas nuestras listas de los mejores sencillos del año. Su éxito recae en su habilidad musical y poder creativo. “Simpatía”, “Lacrimógeno” y “These days are over”, son joyas de producción. Temas muy bien armados desde principio a fin, guitarras bien balanceadas, ritmo, foco y un gran trabajo de ingenería de sonido que da el empujón final para dejarnos con esas ganas de volver a escuchar. Nutopía, nos hace recordar que para tener un grupo exitoso no se puede olvidar un gran detalle: escribir buenas canciones.

Translation

This band has been on all of our "best single" lists every year. Their success is due to their musical abilities and their creative power. "Simpatía", "Lacrimógeno" and "These Days are Over" are production jewels. Songs that are extremely well composed from beginning to end, balanced guitars, rhythm, focus and great sound engineering, give them a extra push to keep on listening. Nutopia remembers that to have a great group, you can't forget one detail, you need to write good songs. - Sonando en Puerto Rico


"Hailing from Puerto Rico, meet Nutopia and their indie pop music."

El cuarteto puertorriqueño Nutopia es la banda que hoy presentamos en nuestra sección Descubrir. Con base en la capital de su país, San Juan, Nutopia consiste de Francisco Santiago (voz y sintetizadores), Ricardo Santana (batería), Joshua Jonathan Bellve (guitarra principal) y Pedro J Gonzalez (bajo). Se formaron en 2012 y este año publicaron su disco debut, titulado homónimamente, que es el resultado de la búsqueda sónica de todos esos meses de trabajo: un indie pop-rock bastante arriba y colorido.

TRANSLATION

This Puerto Rican quartet, is the band we present in our discovery section. They are from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the band includes the participation of Francisco Santiago (vocals/synths), Ricardo Santana, (Drums), Joshua Jonathan Bellve (Lead Guitar) and PJ Gonzalez (bass). They formed in 2012 and they published their debut album this year, a self titled work from all of those months of recording: a colorful brand of upbeat indie pop-rock. - Indie Hoy (Argentina)


"15 Best Albums of 2015"

Tras varios años de ir agrupando material, el cuarteto de pop-rock Nutopia por fin lanzó su debut discográfico. La colección homónima incluye un puñado de temas listos para la radio como “Wired for Explosion” y “Alucinó”, pero ninguno tan inmediato y simpático como “Simpatía”, la grata sorpresa que abre el disco. En cualquier otra parte del planeta la canción –en constante propulsión, orgullosa de su melodía y estribillo– habría entrado en rotación en alguna estación de radio, por más local, pequeña y especializada. Aquí en Puerto Rico aún nos toca hacer juntos la avanzada.

Si bien no llegó el grupo a la cantidad de oídos merecidos, como mínimo, lograron con Nutopia una carta de presentación que les permitirá propulsarse a nuevas experiencias como músicos. Dentro de una escena en la que muchas veces se confunden la impermeabilidad y la crudeza por credibilidad, composiciones pulidas y arreglos populistas como los que traen Nutopía a la mesa son un respiro bienvenido.

TRANSLATION

After various years of grouping material, this pop rock quartet, finally released their debut album. Their song collection includes songs that are ready for radio play like "Wired for Explosion" and "Alucinó", but none as immediate and great as Simpatía, the album opener. In any other place on the planet, this song, with great melodies and delivery, would have been played everywhere. Proving that we still have a lot to go in terms of promoting local bands.

Even if this band has not been in the quantity of ears that it deserves to be in. With this album, Nutopia achieved a presentation that will help them achieve new experiences as musicians. In a scene where rawness is confused with credibility, their beautiful compositions and pop oriented music are a breath of fresh air. - Puerto Rico Indie (Puerto Rico)


Discography

-Lacrimógeno EP - 2012

-Wired for Explosion(Single) -2013

-Alucinó (Single) - 2014

-These Days Are Over (Single) 2013

- Nutopia LP - 2015 



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Bio

Nutopia is an Latin indie pop band that has no limits when it comes to its influences and trackings. Formed in 2012, the band has been recognized on numerous occasions by local and international websites for their solid songwriting, a focus on narratives/melodic content, and making latin popular music but in a format people from latin america aren't very accustomed to.

They have won various awards for their singles, 3 years in a row by Sonando en Puerto Rico on their top 20 singles chart, which is very influential blog in the local artistic scene. Their first album was also featured on Puerto Rico Indie's Top 15 albums of 2015, a blog known for it's finicky details when it comes to music and selectivity. 

Nutopia has achieved making bilingualism hip again, by making songs in English that people from a spanish speaking country have chanted along with them too. They have achieved local support and are yet to release their sophomore album that is highly anticipated by local artists and blogs. 

They have been mentioned in countries like Argentina (Indie Hoy), Venezuela(La Mega), Uruguay and Mexico (Freim) and are currently looking to expand their audience in the United States. They are currently playing events for Corona Extra, Heineken, and Coors Light, in which they headlined a tour promoting the Coors Light Indie festival in 2015, the biggest festival on the island. They also played the Smirnoff Local Movement Fest in 2016, and they were invited to SXSW in 2017 to showcase their first album which cemented their position as a band that has been known to be heard on the island despite their indie status. 

Their music has been featured on the web series Ilia (PR), and is currently being played in every Valija Gitana (women's apparel line) store in Puerto Rico. They have opened for artists such as Buscabulla, Circo, Indigo, Campo-Formio, Fantasmes, and Rainer Maria that have proved to be groups that not only make noise on the island, but also outside of it. 

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