LA indie rock band The Red Pears have released their highly anticipated third studio album ‘You thought we were gone because the door was open but we were waiting outside‘October 15. Members Henry Vargas, Jose Corona and Patrick Juarez take inspiration from their sound from the New York indie rock scene and early 2000s grunge, and merge it with the cumbia and corridos they grew up with in El Monte. , in California. Whether it’s playing in their garage, parties in their backyard, or going on tour in the fall, the band spoke to us exclusively at cream by mitú about representing Latinx talent on the independent music scene, the inspiration behind their album and more. Find out below.
What was the inspiration behind the album?
“I would say our experiences, and just wanting to be better musicians, you know?” We want to do our best. We want to create what we want, and we want to create better than before. We just want to keep going. We always put a piece of ourselves in our music. “
From their press release, Henry Vargas said, “The inspiration behind the album for me is life and time. So much can happen in such a short period of time, that being able to stop and remember where time goes by is a similar experience we all go through. These songs convey an atmosphere of nostalgia as we have heard before, but it is not. It’s like the familiarity that comes from déjà vu like dreams, moments that resemble memories until you realize what you are hearing and experiencing is brand new.
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What do you hope your fans and listeners get out of your third studio album?
“Just more of us. We are always evolving, we are always changing, but also stay true to ourselves. We wouldn’t want to be something that we are not, or give people something that we are not. “
Henry Vargas: “It’s crazy that it took 5 days to record the album. It was definitely a new and fun experience to record this at the Sonic Ranch and try out different methods in the studio.
Jose Corona: “I’m proud of us and the music. It took a while for the album to be completely finished and released. It was a new process for us. It feels good to work hard on something and be proud of something and then release it to the world.
Patrick: “It was a new experience for me to learn new songs that we had never played before while we were recording them. Usually Jose and Henry record the songs together, but they asked me to join them for this album.
What does it mean to you to represent Latinx talent in the freelance market?
“It’s an honor to represent the LatinX community in the independent market, because when we started the group we didn’t really have a community like this and that thought never crossed our minds. We never questioned the color of our skin, all that mattered to us was the music. But the more we played and the older we got, we realized how important it is to also represent who we are and where we come from while caring about the art. Mainly because the majority of bands in the indie / alternative rock scene aren’t really LatinX, or at least not the ones we admire, and it seems surreal knowing that we’ve inspired people just because of our similar upbringings. But in all fairness, if we had a community like this growing up, I’m sure we would be inspired by these artists as well! Artists we can identify with.
From garage rock band to touring with Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing in November. Where do you see The Red Pears in the next 5 years?
“I would say we have high expectations and high standards for ourselves. We had this great vision to play in different countries, and all these different places around the world. Because we would see the bands and artists that we are looking to do. All these crazy festivals, all these trips. I would say that’s the vision and aspiration that we have, crazy as that sounds. You just have to believe that you will find a way to make it happen. And the more time went by, the more we did that, the closer and closer we got to that realization. So I hope that in 5 years, we will be even closer to these objectives.
to listen You thought we were gone because the door was open but we were waiting outside below.
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