9 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

AJ Davila is a master when it comes to bouncy garage rock hooks. He just hides them behind thrilling walls of psychedelic noise. The mischievous Puerto Rican indie star cranks up the feedback on this solo album loaded with both sweet pop tunes and surprisingly dark moments. Davila unleashes waves of menacing distortion on the noise-rock assault of “SS Youth,” and he taps his inner goth to create the menacing groove that drives the title cut. But even the catchiest moments on El Futuro bristle with spiky riffs, whether Davilla’s leading you in a raucous punk singalong on “17” or strutting to the glam rock beat of “Post Tenebras Lux.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

AJ Davila is a master when it comes to bouncy garage rock hooks. He just hides them behind thrilling walls of psychedelic noise. The mischievous Puerto Rican indie star cranks up the feedback on this solo album loaded with both sweet pop tunes and surprisingly dark moments. Davila unleashes waves of menacing distortion on the noise-rock assault of “SS Youth,” and he taps his inner goth to create the menacing groove that drives the title cut. But even the catchiest moments on El Futuro bristle with spiky riffs, whether Davilla’s leading you in a raucous punk singalong on “17” or strutting to the glam rock beat of “Post Tenebras Lux.”

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