Instrumental gurus Tristeza released their brand new album A Colores last week on Better Looking Records. When co-founding guitarist Jimmy LaValle left the group two years ago to concentrate on The Album Leaf, the future of San Diego’s Tristeza seemed a bit shaky. After picking up Alison Ables on guitar and Sean Ogilvie on keyboards, original members Christopher Sprague, Jimmy Lehner and Luis Hermosillo helped push the group to a whole new level. A Colores was written in Mexico and recorded in Michigan, with a sound that falls somewhere in between Tortoise and Kraftwerk. Not only is this a brilliant album, but the band is mighty good live as well. The group has a handful of dates left, so make sure to catch them if that happen to be stopping by your town. You can also stream the entire album by clicking over to their e-card.
11.30.05 – Phoenix, AZ (Modified)
12.01.05 – Los Angeles, CA (Knitting Factory)
12.02.05 – San Diego, CA (Casbah)
12.03.05 – Tijuana, Mexico (Mutli Kulti)