Because the early Nineteen Eighties, unbiased label Satan within the Woods has launched music from a wealth of future indie-rock greats, together with Brilliant Eyes, Grandaddy, Loss of life Cab For Cutie and Sparklehorse, and ultimately grew right into a shiny print journal. However in a shocking pivot, founder Mike Cloward shifted the corporate throughout the pandemic from its longtime San Francisco base to Mexico Metropolis, the place it’s now pursuing a brand new mission to introduce Latin rock acts to a worldwide viewers.
The most recent step in that path is Espacios Vacios Vol. 2, a compilation of established and up-and-coming female-powered artists that was launched on March 8 to commemorate Worldwide Ladies’s Day. It’s a part of Satan In The Woods’ strong slate of upcoming initiatives powered by feminine musicians, with internet proceeds from vinyl gross sales earmarked for social justice group Equis Justicia Para Les Mujeres.
Music followers unfamiliar with the 11 artists on Espacios Vacios Vol. 2 will nonetheless discover loads to take pleasure in, from the minimal however hooky synth-pop of Micca Mont’s “El Camino,” to Vanessa Zamora’s Tame Impala-esque ode to magic mushrooms “PSILOCIBINA” and Cuarto Paisaje’s attractive, reverb-laden “Salir De Equi,” which remembers Summer time Solar-era Yo La Tengo.
Carla Sarinana serves as Satan within the Woods’ label supervisor and can be a member of long-running Latin rock group Ruido Rosa. She met Cloward after the latter started making common journeys to Mexico Metropolis to take a look at the music scene, and ultimately accepted his invitation to play a key function in Satan In The Woods’ rebirth.
“I believe it has been a breath of contemporary air within the Latin music scene,” she tells SPIN by Zoom. “Me being a musician, I perceive what artists are on the lookout for with their groups. And me working with different labels, I do know what’s lacking, which is the one-on-one relationship with the bands to know their desires and desires. In two years, we’ve grown into one of the vital thrilling and refreshing labels within the Latin indie rock world.”
The label’s give attention to feminine musicians was a pure promoting level for Amor Amezcua, who information as Myune and whose music “Cabalgando por la realidad” debuts on the brand new compilation. “Carla may be very into the scene and helps each gender, however particularly ladies,” Amezcua says. “That’s so comforting for me. This creates a neighborhood of help, which is essential. Let’s raise one another up collectively.”
“It’s thrilling to see so many new feminine initiatives, and the gorgeous number of completely different sounds,” Sarinana provides. “It’s vital to us to get the phrase out about how sturdy the music is from feminine initiatives in Latin America, and Mexico particularly.”
Satan In The Woods’ newest releases embody singles by Tres Leches, Los Flakos and Victoria Reed, an EP by El Shirota and the debut full-length from The Froys, with Myune’s new album arriving on April 29. The label celebrated the discharge of Espacios Vacios Vol. 2 with a two-day occasion on the newly opened Home Of Vans in Mexico Metropolis, which helps develop the already thriving scene there. Spotify has additionally signed on as a significant associate and can function the compilation on its billboard in New York’s Occasions Sq. on March 24.
“There have all the time been good bands right here, however particularly now, there’s far more help and acknowledgment between them,” Amezcua says. “Audiences appear extra open to experiencing various things, and new venues have began to open up,” Sarinana affords. “That motivates us to maintain going.”