Song Reviews

Y La Bamba: Juniper [mp3]

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“Juniper”, off Y La Bamba‘s forthcoming record, Lupon, is a mystical and haunting display of beauty. Produced by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, “Juniper” is the continuing realization of Y La Bamba’s influences that stem from her strict Catholic upbringing to being the only daughter of a Mexican immigrant. Weaved within her folk melodies is a sound that echoes with a barely discernible hazy scratch-and-hiss reminiscent of your father’s old turntable. It’s not there, but it sure sounds like it should be. Her songs are stories that you take in and understand not through the words conveyed but by the scenes they create audibly, and “Juniper” captures this expertly.

Lupon will hit late September via Tender Loving Empire.

Download: “Juniper” by Y La Bamba
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