“Money Chicha are sure to please those in need of some seriously danceable Latin psych-rock.” – 98.9 KUTX
Money Chicha are a five-piece psychedelic chicha/cumbia offshoot of Grammy-winning Latin big band Grupo Fantasma and their related funk band Brownout.
Armed with blistering psychedelic guitar runs (as influenced by Peruvian / Amazonian styles, demented hard surf-rock and even some '70s Turkish/Anatolian moves), danceable Latin percussion and raging passion, this band wins new fans everywhere they go. Most members of this unit have served as backing band for the likes of Prince, GZA of Wu-Tang, Daniel Johnston and others.
You will NOT want to miss the new 7" release by these Austin, Texas bad boys!
Peace & Rhythm and Estereo are proud to release a special 70gr. edition two track 7” 45 from this fantastic band. Side A is a highly danceable chichadelic instrumental version of the breakbeat classic, Babe Ruth's “The Mexican”, cut live in the studio at Lechehouse. Trippy guitar and organ float atop swaths of tropical rhythm and deep bass. The iconic Spaghetti Western cowboy surf riffs are epic and come to an ecstatic crescendo, shimmering notes border-hopping through an imaginary southwestern Mexican-American desert by way of the Amazon. Side B, “Enfermera” (Nurse), is a thrilling and gritty cover version of the lesser-known 1970s cumbia beat track by Peru’s Los Ilusionistas with urgent vocals by the multi-talented Alex Chávez of Chicago’s alt-Latinx band Dos Santos. Two classic tunes covered with a fresh, invigorating take on the tropical psychedelia of 1970s Peru.
“Money Chicha rep this far-out style (chicha music) with mind-bending alacrity, blending in their own touches of extra fuzz and raging percussion.”
– San Antonio Current