About La Santa Cecilia

Los Angeles based quartet La Santa Cecilia have gone from performing on the streets of Los Angeles to being called The Best Latin Alternative Band of 2012/13.

They take their name from the patron saint of music, and represent the epitome of our new bi-cultural generation-fully immersed in the modern music and art of the country they have called home from their youngest days, while adventurously fusing together a new sound that also pays homage to the rich traditions of their Mexican heritage. Fronted by the distinctively strong voice of "La Marisoul", the often irreverent, but always artistically serious band is composed of accordionist and requintero José "Pepe" Carlos, bass player Alex Bendaña and percussionist Miguel "Oso" Ramirez.

In 2013 the band shared the stage and collaborated with artists such as Elvis Costello, Ryan Bingham, Stevie Wonder, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys.
Their music was the sound bed of many movies, documentaries and TV series like The Bridge, from FX.   La Santa Cecilia starts the new year   with sold out club dates, a Latin Grammy nomination and 2014
Grammy win already to their credit, a creative partnership with the innovative multiple award winning producer Sebastian Krys, a major label record deal with Universal Latin and now the release of their first full length album.

Produced by multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY award winning Sebastian Krys, the album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic Strawberry Fields Forever, plus the unforgettable Mexican classic "Como Dios Manda", as well as a fresh new radio edit of Monedita and the full version of their moving, and militant ICE – El Hielo.

"Someday New" is a bilingual, album featuring an eclectic style that combines different rhythms and genres. From Norteño and Bossa Nova to Soul and Rock, the album's rich and diverse mix offers a broad experience that will please all kinds of music listeners.

"Since La Marisoul and I traded Spanish and English verses on ‘Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood’ at the Wiltern Theatre, a year ago, I hoped that we might have a chance to sing together again. So I was delighted to be asked to write a few lines for the song, ‘Losing Game’ and trade lines and harmonise with La Marisoul again. In the midst of power and joy in these new recordings of La Santa Cecilia, I also feel one of the best cuts you will hear this year is ‘ El Hielo’, a sympathetic and seductive argument of a song" – ELVIS COSTELLO

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