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"¡Velalandia!" is a Spanish reinterpretation of Ian McCulloch's solo record,"Candleland," from 1989, which is around the time Amores Vigilantes band members met and began stealing one another's Mac and Bunnymen albums.

Instrumentation includes: grand piano, nylon acoustic, vibraphone, Fender Rhodes, melodica, kalimba, saxophone, trumpet and a rickety Hammond Organ that hopefully sounds like a European police siren.

¡Velalandia! is the first single off of our forthcoming ¡CANDLELANDIA! EP coming out on 10" vinyl, which will include reinterpretations of "Proud To Fall," "Flickering Wall," and mucho mas more.

Thanks for giving it a listen.

PAZ, AMOR y MIL NOCHES de OCEAN RAIN to one and all.

- Amores Vigilantes



Pon tus memorias en la manos

Para que limpies tu vida

En medio de los pecados

Que llevas a la mitad,

Con la falsa fe y milagros

Que sólo vivirán

En Velalandia!

Pon tu pena como la piel

Y disfraza la maldad.

Mezcla sal con azúcar

Y úntala en la cara

Sabrás que ya te fuiste

Cuando llegarás

A Velalandia!

Pasé por mis recuerdos

A buscar mi juventud.

Subí la escalera

Y dormí en el techo.

Dicen que el conocimiento

Es la prueba del nacimiento

De Velalandia!


released May 5, 2015
Original version of "Candleland" by Ian McCulloch, re-interpreted in Spanish by Amores Vigilantes. Mixed and co-produced by Daniel Lee Crowell. Mastering by George Cochrane.



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Amores Vigilantes San Francisco, California

Amores Vigilantes sounds the way San Francisco feels: dreamy, yet gritty; timeless and uninhibitedly different. With influences that range from '70s soul to '60s Latin jazz to any decade of Garage Rock, the band crosses bridges into musical neighborhoods that most others pass right by. The band grew up together in grade school. ... more

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