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Mexican Radio


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Mexican Radio is a synth punk three-piece with high-energy songs inspired by bands like Cabaret Voltaire, DAF and Stereo Total.
They wear brightly-colored uniforms at all times, and their live shows come across like psychotic radio broadcasts from another planet - a relentless onslaught of sinister yet danceable grooves. They also host a monthly radio show on KCRW Berlin called The Mexican Radio Radio Show.
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.


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