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PREMIÈRE: Macha y el Bloque Depresivo Let Out The Tears In Nostalgic New Video

By 01 July, 2019

Inspired by their black-and-white stage set, with a full moon and a few stray dogs to give an abstract vision of their home town, the old port of Valparaiso, the latest video from Chilean romanticists Macha y el Bloque Depresivo goes for the jugular (in the emotional stakes).

A pining lament with the group’s normal vocalist Macha stepping aside for the more velvety tones of Joselo, this is a true tearjerker. It’s the kind of song that Macha y el Bloque Depresivo have been making their own ever since they started as the late night slow-dance sing-along element of Chicho Trujillo’s live sets.

Featuring a glorious animated video, which follows a beloved perro as he falls in love, has a few perritos, and then gets left behind by his girl after ending up in a jealous fight with another four-footed rival, it’s a little reminder that Latin American music does not always need to go full-speed or eccentric on the tropical trip, sometimes the classic tunes are the best. And this certainly is one of them. “No Hay Novedad” (Nothing New Here) is written by Mexican singer/songwriter Gabriel Jimenez and drips with nostalgic warmth. A large part of this is down to the beautiful arrangement which features marimba playing by the Gama brothers, mariachi-inspired trumpet by Carlitos, and musical accompaniment from the group’s Mexican friends, Son Rompe Pera.

In July Macha y el Bloque Depresivo will be heading out around Europe for a tour playing songs off their debut album, released late last year. Tour dates are below:

European Tour Dates

July 16 Madrid Sala Galileo Galilei
July 17 Barcelona Barts GREC Festival
July 19 Brussels Espace Lumen
July 21 Le Havre Festival Moz’aique
July 25 Paris Glazart Le Plage
July 27 Charlton Park WOMAD UK
July 29 London Wilton’s Music Hall
July 30 Amsterdam Mezrab
July 31 Hamburg Cascades
August 1 Berlin Festsaal Kreuzburg

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