Cool Synth Fun from Cult Records – Meet, Rey Pila

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What year is this?? Makes me feel young again. If you mixed Depeche Mode with DEVO and a little David Bowie , I guess you are coming close to Rey Pila. You’ll find yourself bopping along , singing and having a little bit of fun and if you were around way back then , you’ll get a smile from listening to Rey Pila . If this sound is new to you, get ready to dig on the synth fun. If I was doing a critics s review, I would say buy this today it’s that good.

from Cult Records ..
Rey Pilas’ new album “Future Sugar” is put out by Cult Records which was founded by Julian Casablancas of the Strokes. Rey Pila is based in Mexico City and fronted by Diego Solorzano (formerly of Los Dynamite). Julian actually discovered these guys in NYC when he overheard their music playing in a nearby office. He signed them in 2013 and put out their first single, Alexander (which included the most amazing cover of ‘Lady in Red’ as the B-side). The Future Sugar will be the bands first full length on Cult Records. Julian actually helped to produce the record alongside Shawn Everett (Weezer, Alabama Shakes, JC+The Voidz). The band is currently on tour with Brandon Flowers and recently opened up for Interpol, Albert Hammond, Jr and The Rentals.

Hi our name is….

Rey Pila

our sound is……

Mmm… hard to say. I would say rock with synthesizers. We like simple song writing with a lot of arrangements .

It’s always a pain in the ass to describe your own music, well.. at least for me it is. I guess Creed doesn’t have that problem, on the contrary they need to sell to the music media their terrible songs! Jaja..

We are….

Diego : vox
Andres’ : Guitar
Rodrigo : Guitar
Miguel : Bass

We are from…….

Mexico City

Who are some that have an influence on you

Stanley Kubrick, David Bowie, Marcel Duchamp, Metallica etc.. I like a lot of different artists.


How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band

My parents bought me my first guitar when I was 7 or 8 and I started playing from that point on, badly and poorly but playing. I think the other dudes in the band started at that same age as well.

Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the songs out

I like to create loops in the computer until I find something that I really like, after that I start working on a vocal melody and other arrangements. I like hooks and catchy melodies. After that the songs change but not that much that are the same song I started writing but with a better sound and better arrangements.


what are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you overcome those challenges

Lack of money and attention. I feel there’s too many bands now days so why should we be a band that people would pay attention to. People’s attention is decreasing by the minute , makes it really hard make an impression on people who is interested in music.

1st concert you went to and age….

7

coolest band t-shirt you ever bought…

Anthrax

the most insane concert you ever went to or were a part of….

David Bowie playing in Mexico City in 1995

If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why?

Kraftwerk

Because they are a dying breed of a certain type of artists that doesn’t exist anymore. Their whole music and artistic vision is flawless, I like to think of them as time travelers, they saw the future a long time ago.. every band now has a least some sort of arrangement done with a synthesizer.

your thoughts on the state of music in 2015….

I like that how bands are becoming more aware and smart about the choices they make, especially when it comes down to facing “the man”

Our plans for the rest of 2015…..

Play, play and play


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From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife , 4 great kids and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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