Cactus Gamarra – Tigre de Bronce [EP]
It was easy to assume Cactus Gamarra would never make it past their debut. Isolated in online anonymity, the Ecuadorian ensemble’s 2010 debut, Sonidos y Rarezas, was hazy, desert-psych with a hint of Latino: engaging, yet competent. Like any niche band with a small, yet dedicated online following, Cactus Gamarra have refused to change their formula: playing to their strengths, without being overly imaginative. Sun-drenched and whimsical, Tigre de Bronce ticks all the boxes.