Singers/synth players Nathaniel Fregoso and Dyan Valdés are founding members of critically-acclaimed indie band The Blood Arm. Drummer /singer Hannes Neupert is formerly of Berlin garage band The Mokkers. The three played together in a German-language cover band of The Fall called Der Sturz, and decided to form Mexican Radio to write their own original music in a post-punk style. The band take their name from the synthy new-wave Wall Of Voodoo song "Mexican Radio," which coincidentally features a sampled recording of Fregoso’s late father, a renowned Spanish-language radio presenter. Destruction / Reconstruction (September 2019) is their second full-length album. The songs are dark, heavy, repetitive and high energy, with lyrics inspired by literature and art. Like the band’s first album Mexican Radio (March 2018), Destruction / Reconstruction was recorded completely live to tape in an analog studio in the former East Berlin by renowned producer Mischkah Wilke (producer of Gurr's award-winning album In My Head).
Photos by Petra Valdimarsdóttir and Nora Heinisch.