New Los Lobos Album In August
August 3 is the target date for the new Los Lobos album, the little ol’ band from East L.A.’s first new collection in over four years. It’s titled Tin Can Trust and the good folks at Shout! Factory will be doing the honors. On hand, as usual: Steve Berlin (sax), Louie Pérez (guitar, drums, vocals), David Hidalgo (guitar, violin, accordion, percussion, vocals), Cesar Rosas (guitar, vocals) and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals).
Seven songs on the album are Hidalgo-Pérez collaborations, including the opening track “I’ll Burn It Down,” which features a guest vocal harmony from blues-rocker Susan Tedeschi. Three others were written in whole or in part by Rosas – including the album’s two Spanish-language numbers: the cumbia “Yo Canto” and the norteño “Mujer Ingrata.” Also included is a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway.”
Of the group’s ever-evolving, yet singular sound? “An intuitiveness,” says Pérez, “that happens only from being in a band for so long.”
The band will be touring extensively this summer. Details at http://www.loslobos.org/site/