Out on October 4th, the LP explores themes of power, identity, surveillance and environmental justice.
The LP is meant to act as a mechanism for "delivering ideas central to the group's moral and political ethos." Over the course of Movimiento Para Cambio, vocalist Chris Vargas explores themes of power, identity, surveillance and environmental justice set against producer Tobias Rochman's mix of rave synths, acid basslines, breakbeats and dembow rhythms.
Grappling with subjects like sexual harassment, Big Data and the experience of being marginalized in a patriarchal society, Pelada "hope to inspire critical self-reflexivity through engagement, building power, demanding space and action." Their liner notes state, "ABRE TUS OJOS, LA BESTIA SE ALIMENTA DE LA EXPLOTACIÓN," which translates to "OPEN YOUR EYES, THE BEAST FEEDS ON EXPLOITATION."
Movimiento Para Cambio follows Pelada's 2016 EP, released on Montreal label New, as well as a track on Allergy Season's Physically Sick 2 compilation from last year. The duo will perform live at Hoco Fest in Tucson, Arizona on August 30th.
Listen to "Ajetreo."
01. A Mí Me Juzgan Por Ser Mujer
03. Habla Tu Verdad
PAN will release Movimiento Para Cambio on October 4th, 2019.
Photo credit: Rebecca Storm