There's an NPR First Listen of Y La Bamba's new album Court the Storm, which will be released Feb. 28th. We've first listened to it twice already tonight and it was so nice to hear many of the songs we've heard them perform live around town. We've managed to see them at various venues three times so far, and I still think we need to see them several more times. Luz Elena Mendoza's voice is amazing, and I'm not entirely sure the power of that can be captured in a recording studio (though the albums are great!) To help with that I recommend watching their NPR Tiny Desk Concert and/or this really sweet performance in the aerial tram! They've been one of our favorite local bands we've seen since moved to Portland and I look forward to seeing them live again soon.
Pictures above are from one of the EcoTrust Concerts last summer. Back when we had sunshine. It will come back someday, I'm sure.