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Como Las Movies

Nelson Valente Aguilar, an Austinite by way of the border town McAllen Texas, is chief composer for his indie-cumbia-pop project, Como Las Movies. He
combines his pan-Latin and contemporary influences into a duality that NPR described as “...a colorful, cultural soundscape” KCRW observes that their music “is occupies a space where traditional Tejano, Cumbia, music meet face to face with synth-heavy new wave inspiration. It’s not a dense space with many inhabitants…in fact they may be there by themselves.” Joel Moya, Remezcla says “Don’t be surprised if you hear them in the near future on the big screen, scoring the next mexploitation movie. Kevin Curtin, The Austin Chronicle adds CLM’s musical palette is “...expressly cinematic, but thrives on spacey Latin pop tunes…” Como Las Movies was nominated for Best Latin in the 42nd annual Austin Music Awards '24. They made their debut at the 2022 ACL Festival. They were chosen as Austin’s KUTX Artist of The Month in October of 2022 dedicating a of 2022 month-long feature on the artist. Como Las Movies was selected as a Sonic Guild Artist for 2023. Their new album Como Las Singles is out on the Try Hard Vinyl/Space Flight Record labels.

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Events featuring Como Las Movies

Mar 15, 2024
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
EQ Austin
Austin, TX, United States
Indie Pop
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