En este momento, Cordero’s fourth release, and debut for Bloodshot Records, is an intoxicating, magnetic concoction of shake-your-hips rock and punkish abandon, tangled up in sensual Latin rhythms and verses.
South of the border ballads are spiced with rave-ups that effortlessly conjure the angular rawk of Gang of Four. Add some smokey vocals to this potent mix, and En este momento can have you weeping in your drink, but by the closing tracks, you’re snake-charmed out of mourning straight past the velvet ropes and onto the dance ﬂoor.
This Brooklyn-based quartet is equally at home amongst the New York art rock scene or the vibrant Rock en Español movement, pegging both with heaping amounts of sassy spontaneity and sexy Latin stylings; the latter giving Cordero’s sound and aesthetic nothing less than an undeniable romantic ﬂair. Throw in their gutsy sensibilities and hold it all together with Ani Cordero’s gatekeeper presence, and you’ve got a dead-sexy rock band that can set the scene for a golden desert sunset or a lusty encounter with a complete stranger.
Playing drums down South and then swapping to guitar in Tucson, Arizona, Ani Cordero currently resides in the heart of Brooklyn with hubby drummer, Chris Verene (formerly of Merge Records’ Rock*A*Teens). With three previous albums released, Cordero has toured and recorded with a winding cast of notable characters, including a recorded-but-never-released album with Calexico. They’ve also supported Neko Case on her 2004 Tiger Sessions tour and have shared bills with everyone from Los Lobos to Rosie Thomas and Lucero.
Cordero’s submission of the song “Close Your House Down” to Bloodshot Records 10 year anniversary compilation CD For A Decade of Sin so ﬂoored us that we gathered them up and begged to release their next album. A new version of the song appears on En este momento.