Oakland, California's Antioquia [an-tee-OH-kee-ah] offers you their third album, Viajero, a collection of tunes that examines their opposing desires of life in the city and escape from society. Dennis Cook of Dirty Impound says the new album is "bursting with life" and Wildy Haskell of Wildy's World says "Viajero flirts with brilliance throughout."
In addition to the album, the band released a music video by Slovakian animators Ove Pictures for their song "Idaho." Antioquia is touring the U.S. through October to support the new album (and to gather material for the next one)
Antioquia's style combines progressive rock and funk with traditional music from Colombia (the origin of the band and its name) and West-Africa and the African diaspora. Their debut album, Gringolandia, probed the power structure for weak spots and was described as "a wild ride through the center of the Earth and into the depths of the soul," (Brian Echon, West Coast Performer). Antioquia's sophomore release, entitled My Piano Ate the Front Page of the San Francisco Chronicle, showed a band howling for the awakening of human consciousness in spite of the occasionally dubious influence of the mass media. Randy Ray of Jambands.com described the album as "very unexpected...magical...
You can find tour dates, music, videos, and more at www.antioquia-band.com.