First Studio Album In Five Years - On Vinyl LP!
Gates of Gold - the band's first new studio album in five years - is an American
saga in the rich literary tradition of Steinbeck or Faulkner.
Los Lobos were already East L.A. neighborhood legends, Sunset Strip regulars and
a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by
the time they recorded their major label debut How Will The Wolf Survive? in
Although the album’s name and title song were inspired by a National Geographic
article about real life wolves in the wild, the band — David Hidalgo, Louie
Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin — saw parallels with their
struggle to gain mainstream rock success while maintaining their Mexican roots.
Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex,
country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the
soundtrack of the barrio.” Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash
single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe
later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well -- and still jamming with the same raw
intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.
Gates of Gold, the band’s new studio album on Savoy / 429 Records, their first
in five years, is an American saga in the rich literary tradition of Steinbeck
or Faulkner. Uplifting, hopeful and whimsical, the music touches their diverse
musical potpourri, evidenced by the title track, “Mis-Treater Boogie Blues,”
“Poquito Para Aqui.”
Produced by Los Lobs, the Gates of Gold album follows Disconnected In New York
City, a dynamic live album that marked the band’s 40th anniversary and launched
their new association with 429 Records.
• Vinyl LP
1. Made To Break Your Heart
2. When We Were Free
3. Mis-Treater Boogie Blues
4. There I Go
5. Too Small Heart
6. Poquito Para Aqui
7. Gates Of Gold
8. La Tumba Sera El Final
9. Song Of The Sun
10. I Believed You So