Congrats to longtime Epiphone artists Diamante Eléctrico from Colombia on the release of their latest album, La Gran Oscilación
. The trio recorded the album in Bogotá with famed Third Man Records
engineer Joshua Smith best known for his work with Jack White and the Raconteurs. Bassist
and lead signer Juan Galeano describes the new album as “more experimental and conceptual”
and the band's --guitarist Daniel Álvarez and drummer Andee Zeta--wrote the arrangements live in the studio. Diamante Eléctrico will play a few west coast dates this spring and their show is not to be missed. Visit their website for details
, read our classic interview with Juan Galeano
and watch their terrific performance at the Epiphone/Gibson showroom with Galeano taking a break from his Jack Casady Signature Bass
to try out a new Hound Dog M-14 Metal Body Round Neck Dobro.
"We started the band because we were pissed off with the whole music business thing and with what you were "supposed to do" in order to make it--press, radio, kissing ass, forget it," Galeano told Epiphone.com. "I called two of my good friends and two of the best musicians I know here in Bogota and asked them if they wanted to join me on a new project. We didn't even have a name; we just wanted to let all the anger and frustration go with some songs, and that's what we did. We had a song called "Diamante Eléctrico" and we thought it would be a cool name, we didn't even give it too much thought, we just wanted to write songs and play our music without compromise."