Featured: Aias - "La Truita"


Featured: Aias - "La Truita"
A La Piscina, Captured Tracks

Though the ladies of Aias may have started as just a birthday party band, their sweet harmonies and catchy hooks make them sound like seasoned pros. Already earning comparisons to acts like Vivian Girls and Best Coast, this hot Barcelona-based trio has already caught the eye of outlets such as Pitchfork and Gorilla vs Bear. Gaia, Laia and Miriam make fuzzed out lo-fi in their native Catalan that, as their upcoming album’s title suggests, is perfect for squeezing in one last pool party before summer’s end.

Since my grasp of Catalan is limited (read: virtually nonexistent) I decided to type a few lyrics from “La Truita” into Google Translate. First, I entered the song’s title, and Google told me it means “trout.” Even with my dismal Catalan skills, I was skeptical about this. I don’t think “La Truita” is about a fish. After several online translations, most reinforcing Google’s definition and some telling me a truita is a tortilla, I decided it was too much trouble to try to translate the whole song. Despite not entirely understanding what’s going on lyrically, the song as a whole is a pleasantly noisy work of distorted pop and one of my favorite tracks from our most recent Fonogramaticos. The band’s debut album, A La Piscina, will be out September 14 on Captured Tracks.
♫♫♫ "La Truita"

9 comments:

  1. wow, thanks hypem, thanks club fonograma

    great band!

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  2. Es mi favorita del fonogramaticos 4, ellas molan.

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  3. 'truita' means 'omelette' in Catalan

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  4. I always inspired by you, your thoughts and attitude, again, appreciate for this nice post.

    - Thomas

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  5. last few days our group held a similar discussion on this subject and you point out something we haven't covered yet, thanks.

    - Kris

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  6. ha, I am going to try out my thought, your post bring me some good ideas, it's truly awesome, thanks.

    - Mark

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  7. Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

    - Lora

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