LOS REVERBS – Artists
Costa Rican band “Los Reverbs” uses an English word in their name, and the explanation for that lies in the past. In Costa Rica, before the sixties, there was non Anglo-Saxon music available. Only a few people had access to recordings, and the musicians mostly played the “Bolero” they heard on the radio. Bolero is slow, and based majorly on acoustic guitar, mellow vocals with two more voices for
choruses, and with sparse percussion, but definitively no drums. When coffee shops and “cantinas” installed jukeboxes called “Rock-Olas” and the youth first met the vibrant songs of Elvis, and the piercing sounds of The Beatles, that was the mark of the beginning of an era. Quickly after the invasion of the “Musica Gringa”, the musicians exchanged their Spanish acoustic guitars for electric ones, plus amps. They worked out to copycat the new sounds of rock, but their hearts and their roots belonged to the “Bolero”. Fusion happened and soon, got a name: “Psychedelic Bolero” And many bands born, their names in English, but keeping the definite article in Spanish: “Los Spiders”, “Los Thunder Boys” , “Los Vargas Brothers”.
“Los Reverbs” is a band that pays a tribute to that golden age, where the romance of Bolero is blended with the sharp, loud Rock and Roll. “Los Reverbs” has released their debut LP titled “INDOMABLES”. This LP merges psychedelic ballads with Latin rhythms and a touch of Cumbia Amazonica. “We really like iCON QCon Pro! It allows us to mix the recordings with the warm feeling of vintage consoles, and today’s technology. We love to turn off the computer screen, and work on the mixing using only our ears and the faders of a fully expanded Qcon Pro console.
“Indomables” the eight-track album, was released on vinyl in March 2017.