12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Monsieur Periné may sometimes recall indie pop at its most elegant, but the Colombian ensemble's lively rhythms elevate them beyond your standard guitar-driven cuties. Drawing equally from classic Latin music and up-to-the-minute sounds, the gorgeous and giddy Encanto Tropical is built around the band's boundary-crossing grooves, which provide the perfect backdrop for the stunning voice of Catalina García. She's the winsome diva sashaying through the jazz-inflected Colombian shuffle of "Veneno," and while tropical house synths turn up the heat on "Llévame," García's performance taps into a sensual beauty that would have lit up a Latin dance club long before electronics entered the mix.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Monsieur Periné may sometimes recall indie pop at its most elegant, but the Colombian ensemble's lively rhythms elevate them beyond your standard guitar-driven cuties. Drawing equally from classic Latin music and up-to-the-minute sounds, the gorgeous and giddy Encanto Tropical is built around the band's boundary-crossing grooves, which provide the perfect backdrop for the stunning voice of Catalina García. She's the winsome diva sashaying through the jazz-inflected Colombian shuffle of "Veneno," and while tropical house synths turn up the heat on "Llévame," García's performance taps into a sensual beauty that would have lit up a Latin dance club long before electronics entered the mix.

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