During 2020, the year that saw the release events of our first EP cancelled in their entirety, we had no other choice but to get working on some new material. The Coronazeit has been an emotional rollercoaster for us all, and this is certainly reflected by II, where each song has its own story to tell.
No más mentiras, was written just before the very first lockdown of 2020, and deals with topics such as injustice and the destruction of the rainforests. The first "lockdown song" was Happy Place, followed by anti-Trump anthem Pendejo and ode to disappointment Cállate. The opening track, entitled Nuevo día, was comissioned by Stadt Marburg for its annual New Year celebration. Subnormal is a not-that-subtle reminder that insults can't ever be powerful enough to change our value and Última canción represents a departure from negativity and a sense of optimism for the future.
As the lockdown rules meant that we couldn't all meet to record, the album was put together piece by piece, recorded at home and in our practice room, and later was mixed and mastered by Ito Grabosch at Die-Tonbox studio in Amöneburg, Hessen.
We hope you enjoy listening to II as much as we enjoyed making it!
II is available on all relevant digital platforms. If you'd like to buy a cd, send us a message and we'll sort it out for you.
In summer 2019, we started working on our debut EP, a collection of original songs, named after percussionist
Sibori's famous exclamations. Originally, we only meant to record one song: Desanclado, which was released on the compilation "Marburg frisch gepresst" by record label Marburg Records in december 2019. We soon realised that we had many more tunes more than deserving of their share of the limelight.
So, off we popped back to Amoeneburg, where Menéalo, Todo va a salir bien and ¡Qué suerte! were recorded in July 2019. Later in the year, 4 became 5 when Gracias a la vida joined the fiesta, and the completion of the album with Te cambiaste was the proverbial chili in the salsa.
Our ¡EH! P. was completed in april 2020, and we couldn't wait for the ensuing frivolities. We had planned a release party in our hometown, Marburg, to be followed by a collection of performances at some great venues in Marburg, Wetzlar and Kassel. Sadly, this was not to be, and as the covid pandemic gradually tightened its death-grip on the local music scene, our hopes for 2020 were well and truly jodido.
2020 - year of mierda, but also the year of grabbing a camera, a pen, a guitar, a copa and finding new ways to keep the music going. Team Yerba have been doing their homework, producing our yerbas@home collection of brand new songs, featured in homemade videos, and a collection of 7 fabulous new songs, which will be released in autumn 2021. (Keep posted on social media!)
So, let's hope for some better weather and the imminent return of live music, until then, we hope you enjoy our "¡EH! P." which can be found on Spotify, Amazon, Youtube, you name it,
Here's a little bit more about the tracks on the "¡EH! P." and a little insight into the hard work and fun times at "Die-Tonbox" studio, Enjoy! Y hasta pronto, amigos.