NPR’s 50 best albums of 2014.
We’re honored to announce that our album “Brownout presents: Brown Sabbath” has been selected as one of NPR’s 50 best albums of 2014. Other selections include Alt-J, Ana Tijoux, Aphex Twins, Los Lobos, and Robert Plant among many others. Here’s what they had to say:
“What started as a gig’s worth of material for a residency for Austin-based Latin funk band Brownout — a set of Black Sabbath covers — became an album and another identity for these vatos. And before you get all “Wha’? Ozzie and congas??” on me, let me tell you that there is an entire generation of Latinos who grew up with both crunchy heavy metal guitars and cumbias. Brownout channels that unlikely combo, which immediately moves your hips and makes you want to do that heavy metal head bang. There is a ton of cross-cultural theory behind this, but ultimately it just friggin’ rocks!! And that’s enough, verdad? —Felix Contreras”