I love it when monstrously popular bands decide they want to reunite and make sweet music, whether it's Soda Stereo, The Police, No Doubt...and now, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
The Argentinean rockers are about to release La Luz del Ritmo, their first album in a decade, on March 10, and I am especially psyched because their biggest hit, "Matador," is one of my favorite songs of all damn time. I remember the first time I heard it—I was 12 and watching MTV Latinoamerica (or whatever the kids are calling it these days) with my cousins in Costa Rica, when suddenly the catchiest, most bootyshake-worthy Latin song I've ever heard exploded onscreen. As those of you who read me on the regular know, the only Latin artist I hearted (understatement!) at the time was Luis Miguel, so this was a breakthrough moment. I singlehandedly credit LFC with opening my pre-teen mind and saving me from a lifetime of cornball ballads.
But I digress. Just yesterday, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs premiered the music video for their comeback single, "Padre Nuestro." The song features Pablo Lescano, who is apparently an icon of cumbia villera, although I wouldn't dare pretend to know the difference. And while it's no "Matador," it's definitely got me anticipating more new music...not to mention their reunion tour! The band is playing dates in the U.S. this spring, and the first leg will kick off April 3 in Chicago (Head over to livenation.com for tickets). Guess who will be dancing like she's 12 again when they play Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC two days later? Me, that's who!
Tell me: are you excited to see Los Fabulosos Cadillacs back together?
VIDEO: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, "Padre Nuestro"