Mexicoâ€™s Sweet Electra Ready Third Album
The duo behind Sweet Electra is in a New York state of mind lately. Vocalist Nardiz Cooke and producer Giovanni Escalera recently left Guadalajara for the Big Apple with the hopes of bringing their electronica-tinged pop to a wider audience. Their upcoming album When We Abandoned Earth (out April 6), sung in Spanish and English, was inspired by this change in atmosphere.
The CD is a dreamy celestial exploration that should appeal to listeners looking for an inter-planetary respite from the daily grind. Cooke, who grew up performing in traditional mariachi groups, has a haunting voice that stays with you long after the music has stopped playing. And Escalera is a multi-talented performer who not only composed all the material but also manned the keyboards, guitars and programming.
If youâ€™re in New York City, theyâ€™re playing at Webster Hall on March 11. Hereâ€™s a taste of what you can expect: