Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

News

Tropical Futurists Combo Chimbita Sign to ANTI-
Monday, November 26th, 2018

Tropical Futurists Combo Chimbita Sign to ANTI-

Inspired by Sun Ra’s Afrofuturism, Combo Chimbita champions Tropical Futurism – the idea that ancestral knowledge can represent a magical and substantial future outside the boundaries of white, Western ideals.

Newly signed to ANTI- Records, listen to their passion-filled first single “Testigo” HERE.

[youtube id=nF_MbCdH9HA]

After playing together for years, these first-generation New Yorkers with Colombian roots—including powerhouse vocalist Carolina Oliveros, synth and bassist Prince of Queens, guitarist Niño Lento, and drummer Dilemastronauta—began experimenting with different traditional musical styles during their late night residencies at Barbès in Brooklyn. Exploring the connections between visual identity and improvisational long-form trips, Combo Chimbita came together as a four-piece band after they started encouraging more vocals by Carolina Oliveros, who tightens the rhythm with her guacharaca.

“ANTI- is a special label. It is crazy to be part of such a diverse pool of artists, feels extra special being an immigrant band singing in Spanish,” Prince of Queens said of signing to LA’s ANTI- Records. ”I grew up in Bogota listening to a lot of bands on Epitaph and not understanding a word they were singing but it made me want to be in a band and learn music. It feels like full circle working with [Epitaph’s sister label] ANTI-.”

Before 2018 ends, Combo Chimbita will be performing at New York City’s Lincoln Center and at Philadelphia’s PhilaMOCA before embarking on four shows with indie rock eccentrics Parquet Courts. All upcoming dates are listed below.

TOUR DATES
11/26 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA on Watts with Buke & Gase
11/29 – Binghamton, NY – SUNY Binghamton
11/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit%
12/1 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner%
12/2 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom%
12/3 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theater%

% - with Parquet Courts

Browse by Artist

1954All Artists 97Tom Waits 73Mavis Staples 59Neko Case 51Lost In The Trees 50Sean Rowe 48Dr. Dog 45The Milk Carton Kids
41Jolie Holland 40Bettye LaVette 37Man Man 35Tinariwen 35Son Little 33DeVotchKa 33Tim Fite 31Islands 31Grinderman 28Saintseneca 27Galactic 27Wilco 24Delicate Steve 24Michael Franti and Spe... 24Xenia Rubinos 24Glen Hansard 23Andy Shauf 22Bob Mould 22William Elliott Whitmo... 22Doe Paoro 21The Frames 21Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 20Joe Henry 20Christopher Paul Stell... 19Sage Francis 19Yves Jarvis 19Booker T. Jones 18Gary V 18Cass McCombs 18Deafheaven 17Yann Tiersen 17John K. Samson 17Calexico 16Danny Elfman 16Jason Lytle 16Ramblin Jack Elliott 16The Drums 16The Antlers 14Daniel Lanois 14Jeremy Ivey 13The Dream Syndicate 13Billy Bragg 12Combo Chimbita 12Girlpool 12Xavier Rudd 12Peter Silberman 11Lyrics Born 11Mose Allison 11Roky Erickson 11Ryan Pollie 11The Weakerthans 11Jade Jackson 11Rain Machine 10The Melodic 10So Much Light 10The Swell Season 10Darrin Bradbury 10Boy Scouts 9Marianne Faithfull 9Hey, King! 9Cameron Avery 9Josiah Johnson 9Half Waif 9N.A.S.A. 9Curtis Harding 8Wynonna 8Lido Pimienta 8Madi Diaz 8Cadence Weapon 8Solillaquists of Sound 8Greg Graffin 8The Coup 7Christian Lee Hutson 7M. Ward 7Ben Harper 7Alec Ounsworth 7Elliott Smith 7Title Fight 7Ben Harper and Charlie... 7Dead Man's Bones 7Richard Reed Parry 7Beth Orton 7Japandroids 7Eddie Izzard 7Kelly Hogan 6Deradoorian 6Glitterer 6Alfa Mist 6Busdriver 6A Girl Called Eddy 6Os Mutantes 6Broken Twin 6Purr 6Rafiq Bhatia 6Kate Bush 5Beat Connection 5Foxwarren 5Leyla McCalla 5Moor Mother 5Ezra Furman 5Jasmyn 5Art Moore 5The Field 5One Day As A Lion 5Keaton Henson 5Kristine Leschper 4The Good Ones 4Jackson+Sellers 4Pops Staples 4Marketa Irglova 4Ersi Arvizu 4High Pulp 3Mavis Staples & Levon... 3Petra Haden 3Mothers 3Marc Ribot 3Danny Cohen 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3Walter Wolfman Washing... 2Jeff Tweedy 2Fleet Foxes 2Various Artists: RANGO 1Rogue's Gallery 1Simian Mobile Disco 1Kronos Quartet with Br... 1The Locust 1Porter Wagoner 1The Tallest Man On Ear... 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1ANTI- Records 1James Brandon Lewis 1Plains 1Antibalas 1Joe Strummer And The M... 1sunking 1Tricky 1Blackalicious 1Lightman Jarvis Ecstat... 1Merle Haggard 1Youth Group 1case/lang/veirs
See Full List+