Mexico City-based Latin ska band Panteón Rococó released their new album Ni Carne Ni Pescado in the United States this week. The album combines new songs, covers and new versions of their own original songs by bands such as El Clan and DLD, and features artists like Kinky, Celso Piña, Maria Barracuda, Jot Dog and Pato Machete, among others. The album was produced by Jorge “Chiquis” Amaro and was recorded and published by Panteón Rococó ‘s own record company, El Cocodrilo Solitario. A music video for their second single off the album, “No Se Porqué,” directed and edited by Maria Barracuda, debuted online last week.
The band also announced this week that after two years of absence while touring Europe and working in the pre-production and production of their new album, Panteón Rococó will be coming back to perform at Vive Latino in Mexico City. The festival will take place from March 14 to 17, at Foro Sol. Panteón Rococó will perform on March 16.
With their mix of cumbia, ska, punk and reggae styles, Panteón Rococó is considered one of the most important and influential Mexican rock bands in the Latin ska music scene. Hits like “La Carencia”, “La Dósis Perfecta” and “Acábame de Matar” led the band to become highly popular at the international level. Throughout its career, Panteón Rococó have performed at festivals such as Fusion Fest in Germany, Woodstock in Polond and Ska Reggae Music Festival in Los Angeles.The group have performed next to big names such as Manu Chao, La Maldita Vecindad, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Radiohead, among others.