Recent Gig at Norse Hall in Portland

So, here’s our song “Ojos Que No Ven” that will be out on vinyl on Oct. 25th, 2013. We got dressed up and played in the middle of the dancefloor on a Wednesday night tango dance at Norse Hall. Tons of Fun!
Also, our band name “The Tango Snatchers” has been vetoed by members of the band, so we’re looking for a new name. I asked my 6 year-old for ideas and he suggested “The Tango Bandits” which I thought was cool. Pretty sure the name of the album will be: “What The Tango?!”


Gig review, vinyl research

Here’s a great little video explaining how vinyl records are made:

We’re almost finished recording everything at the Map Room in SE Portland and as I write this, flamenco singer Vicente “El Cartucho” Griego is laying down some vocals for our album in New Mexico.  The comic book for the album is being inked, and mixing/mastering will begin in early April by Nick Moon at Tone Proper Studios.  We’re also researching places that can manufacture white vinyl records and to our surprise many have a several month wait list, all saying that the demand for vinyl record production is up!   Get your used record players now!

Hope to see you this Saturday at Tango Berretín — Andrew, Megan and I will be playing at the milonga.

Studio Video + Gas Mask (!?)

We’ve been in the studio recently laying down tracks for our new album of alternative tangos for dancing…thus the lack of blog posts…HOWEVER we have 2 videos for you today!  Firstly we got some footage of Erin and Jeff laying down killer violin and bass tracks on Alt 6 (we need song titles!!).  You’ll also hear the bando, piano, drums and vocals which we recorded the previous day.  This is just a rough mix but things are sounding pretty great!  We’re excited about the new tunes and vibe:

We also had a rehearsal recently while the floor in the back of the studio was being refinished.  The fumes were HORRIBLE so Jesse, our drummer, ran home to get his GAS MASK (!?), something only Jesse would just have on hand.

Hope everyone in Portland is enjoying the sun today!  More music soon!  Gig calendar is also up to date.

New Remix EP!

We’re experimenting with some electronic sounds here in tang0-land and we thought it would be fun to ask two producers to remix the last track from our album “Looking Ahead on the Shoulders of the Past.”  The track is a new alternative song that we composed around this time last year with the wonderful Maria Volonte when she was in town for a bit.  We asked Halo Refuser (Portland) and Kasata Sound (Vermont) for their takes on the song.  Since we’ve been experimenting a bit with “dub-tango” or at least dancing to dubstep, it seemed to make sense to see what would happen if we integrated those elements into this project.  We’ve posted the results as an EP on Bandcamp which you can stream or download for free, or name your price if you wish to contribute!  Enjoy…