credit: Carlos Cruz
“Tres Leches put a powerful message in a good time…” Martin Douglas of KEXP wrote, and it is this element that Tres Leches use to create what they call survival art, using music as a resource to bring joy and creative mobility to their audience. Involving multiple languages, artistic styles (art-punk, psych, pop, cumbia, experimental) and international influences (everything from The Replacements to Café Tacvba), the band does not fit into one single label.
To whit, Tres Leches’ debut LP, Amorfo translates to formlessness. The album led the band to coverage in NPR, Noisey, The Big Takeover and was reviewed by The Seattle Times as one of the best albums of the year. Tres Leches has gigged with standout groups like Tacocat, The Black Tones, The Coathangers, Los Blenders, Songoy Blues, Boogarins and Y La Bamba in addition to playing festivals like Capitol Hill Block Party, Treefort, Upstream and Timber and a filmed instudio performance on KEXP.
In 2020, the band will release their latest single "Nieve" featuring electro-cumbia artists Terror/Cactus. Recorded by Kevin Suggs (KEXP), the track is an attempt for the group to stay alive once more through music.
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