Maneja Beto / Escante Calling
Album: Escante Calling   Collection:General
Artist:Maneja Beto   Added:Jan 2011
Label:Cosmica Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-02-13 Pull Date: 2011-04-17
Week Ending: Mar 20 Mar 13
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 07, 2011: Alachinada!
El Abrigo
3. Mar 14, 2011: &tc.
El Abrigo
2. Jun 30, 2011: Alachinada!
Solo Quisiera
4. Mar 07, 2011: &tc.

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-08
Austin, Texas based band that combines cumbia, (what Selena was most famous for) with rock and heavy synths. A lot of typical banda Mexican instrumentation combined with typical guitars and drums. Vocals are mostly in Spanish. (U: Upbeat, M: Midtempo, D: Downtempo). FCC Clean. Try 1, 4
†1.M: Dramatic rendition, drawn out vocals, ominous chord progression. Heavy synth line, and some major drumming going on at the end.
2.M: Long apprehensive intro--bass line is central. Chorus vocals. AOR-ish.
3.D: Sappy acoustic ballad with dramatic, mariachi-ish vocals.
†4.M. Cumbia rhythm with guiro percussions and vihuela instead of guitar. Great rhythm and rocking chorus.
5.U: Typical cumbia with guitar riffs taking place of brass. Quick polka rhythm.
6.M: Pop ballad. Sunshiny rhythm and clichéd synth lines.
7.M Indie rock crossed with electro riffs for choruses.
8.M: Background strumming on guitars with synth lines and apprehensive percussions; howling vocals. The end just builds and builds—leading into 9.
—9.D: Instrumental, with a few chorale hummings. Percussions lead track, which is hazy and layered.
10.M. Electro crossed with indie. Basic synths, vocal sampling, builds towards the end with dramatic guitar chord playing and drumming.
†11.Elecro pop ballad. Synth lines, cooing vocals, and beautiful lyrics. Summery quality, with some serious guitar riffs towards end. Not for the faint at heart.

Track Listing
1. El Abrigo   6. Contémplame
2. Panteón   7. El Orgullo Nos Matará
3. (¿Y?) Hide The Knives   8. Lugares Concurridos (Flu-Like Symptoms)
4. Solo Quisiera   9. Vermillion Border Wars
5. Ubícate   10. Women In Towers (Mecánica)
  11. Ofrendas