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Chikita Violenta

Mexican indie rock outfit Chikita Violenta have signed with Arts & Crafts ahead of the release of their new album, TRE3S, the culmination of a long-standing friendship with the label and former Broken Social Scene producer Dave Newfeld. Newfeld produced Chikita Violenta’s 2007 release, The Stars & Suns Sessions, as well as TRE3S, which was recorded over three trips to his Ontario-based studio/church compound in 2008 and 2009. The album will be released in Mexico August 17 and will roll out across the rest of the globe in early 2011. Chikita Violenta continues to display a unique sound, intensely crafted and expanded in the spirit of North American and British alt college lo-fi rock. Where once the band’s bold English-language approach was unheard of in Mexico, Chikita Violenta has become one of Mexico’s biggest indie acts, praised simultaneously for their compelling songwriting and all-consuming live performances. Chikita headed out on a North American tour starting in August with Built To Spill before joining Ra Ra Riot in late September. The band will close out that run at the Corona Capital Festival in their hometown of Mexico City on October 16, sharing the stage with the likes of Interpol, Pixies, Metric, Temper Trap, amongst others. Ahead of TRE3S’ North American release, the band is eagerly making available the album tracks, “Tired” and “All I Need’s A Little More”. You can grab them at the band's site www.chikitaviolenta.com Chikita Violenta is: Luis Arce – bass, vocals Armando David – keyboards, bass Cheech – guitar, bass Andrés Velasco – guitar, vocals

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