SERGIO MENDOZA Y LA ORKESTA UNLEASH “INDIE MAMBO” WITH THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAMBO MEXICANO OUT NOW
“Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta continue to surprise me both in the studio and onstage live. “Mambo Mexicano” is the tip of the iceberg of great things to come.”
His Orkestra is as punk as the Sex Pistols and as violent as Perez Prado.”
– Camilo Lara of Mexican Institute of Sound
– Tom Hagerman of Devotchka
“The long awaited debut studio album from Y La Orkesta, Mambo Mexicano!, fulfills it’s anticipation, providing impeccably produced new mambo and cinematic latin sounds with indie flourishes.”
– Duncan Hudson, Music Director KXCI (Tucson, AZ)
Duncan Hudson, Music Director from KXCI (Tucson, AZ) comments- “Y La Orkesta does for mambo what the Daptones did for soul, respect and build upon the spirit of a tradition while incorporating a contemporary sound and audience…Sergio Mendoza, a long time collaborator and sideman with Calexico, Devotchka and a host local and international artists (is) considered the pride of Tucson….”
Mendoza and the band have logged in a lot of frequent flier miles recently. Whether it has been criss crossing the globe with Calexico or going down to Mexico City to back up Camilo Lara and his Mexican Institute of Sound (in a head turning performance at Vive Latino), or doing a month long tour in Europe- the band has never sounded better on the road or on record.
Sergio can be seen and heard on the road the rest of 2012 performing withCalexico interspersed with SM Y La Orkesta shows with 2013 as the focal point for the Orkesta hitting the road on their own.