Band: Familia de Lobos
Country of Origin: Argentina
Drawing influence from classic 70s rock, Familia de Lobos blends psych with aboriginal Latin American instrumentation. As all good psych rock should, if you listen to their music, there’s a chance you’ll have an out-of-body experience, or at least get lost in your head for a bit. The band’s bio best sums up what the group is trying to achieve with their sound:
From their lyrics and aesthetic, Familia de Lobos intends to restore the bond between the human being, the earth and the living forms in it; the re connection of himself and his most primitive emotions, sharing and restoring in that way, the spiritual world of the original people from South America, in the context of modern life.
Famila de Lobos provides us with a glimpse into their inspiration and scene in Buenos Aries in this week’s edition of “Five Questions With…”
1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without?)
The Doors – The Doors – Perfect for the daytime, and for the nighttime. And if things don’t go well… you’ve got “The End”…
2. How did the band members meet?
We started Eric and I (Charlie), we used to play in bands some time ago, and were not happy with what we were doing and decided to start something new. We recorded the album and then started finding people to play live, it turned out to be our friends and Eric’s girlfriend, Maria, so the name of the band is kind of literal. (Family of wolves)
3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country?
Well, hopefully there’s much going on. There are plenty of places to play and lots of bands. In Buenos Aires the last couple of [years] we had an upcoming of indie rock, and lots of bands join that scene. We were kind of tired of that, and wanted to make something different. There’s an new and very exciting psychedelic scene going on now.
4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music?
We have other jobs besides the band, so I guess everyday life. Some of us do other stuff, Maria makes incredible handmade hats. I’m a graphic designer, Eric is a pastry chef… so all kind of stuff. We try to keep the visual side of the band in parallel of the sound. Our shows will be both visually and sonorously equal.
5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played.
Well, as we told you, the band was formed after recording, so our first show will be August 11th.