Peruvian-American band Tio Nacho’s House – cousins Ricky (guitar, vocals) and Roberto Hoyos (vocals) and Nick Bolaño (bass) – recorded their debut EP Here’s To You in a pillow warehouse, but what you hear are the vibes of a exuberant Peruvian house party. The Seattle-based musicians play soulful, funky rock songs, which they interrupt here with interludes of overlapping talking, bottles clinking and a voice guiding you forward. This mini album gives you a first person perspective of someone finding new people, navigating modern relationships, encountering heartbreak, commenting on the state of the world, and finally finding new love. You don’t often hear such funky rhythms in combination with searing electric guitars and layered harmonies anymore, but thanks to this fine release I realize how much I’ve missed that.
Here’s To You is out now digitally. Add to wantlist: Bandcamp