MP3: Astro - "Pepa" + "Pacifico-Atlantico" (Los Espiritus Cover)

Astro’s “Maestro Distorsion” was without a doubt, one of the indie hits of 2010, particularly in Mexico, where it ended up on several publications’ #1 spot as Song of the Year. On Christmas day, Astro unveiled one of their most peculiar songs yet, “Pepa”, a rare recording for Radio Horizonte (as explicitly embossed at the beginning of the song). They claim to have found what they call, "la super felicidad."

The song is quite a ride; immediately grabbing with those increasing synths and walking chords, later becoming somewhat hypnotic, as the song progresses into a state of drug-induced dream. In the song, a guy is transformed into a tree, or a forest, something like that.

Astro always succeeds with songs derived from the subconscious, most impressively, they manage to transform them into uplifting generational jams. Who knew true happiness could be found with a cherry’s overdose? Reminds me of that great Neil Patrick Harris-meets-Unicorn sequence in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

As a bonus track, we’re also including an MP3 link to Astro’s awesome cover of Los Espiritus’ “Pacifico-Atlantico”, Club Fonograma’s #3 song of 2010 from Nostros Los Rockers.