Pistolera / El Desierto Y La Ciudad
Album:El Desierto Y La Ciudad Collection:World
Artist:Pistolera Added:Jul 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-24 Pull Date:2011-09-25 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 06, 2018:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Ponle Frenos (Put On The Brakes)
4.Sep 24, 2011:New World Disorder
Escucha (Listen)
2.Dec 09, 2015:Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
Nueva York (New York)
5.Sep 17, 2011:New World Disorder
Laberinto (Labyrinth)
3.Jun 30, 2012:New World Disorder
Todo Se Cae (Everything Falls Down)
6.Sep 10, 2011:New World Disorder
Nueva York (New York)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-04-24 
Pistolera – El Desierto y La Ciudad
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/20/11
“Latin-Alt Folklorico” from New York. Beautiful female vocals, real instruments. Quite a bit slower, darker and more depressed than previous releases (I guess the cover is a clue!), but there’s still a few nice cumbia rave-ups. All (but the last track) en Español. Apparently, there’s an A side (desert) and a B side (city) – it would appear that I’m a city girl…
1. 0:44 very gradual fade-in that sounds a bit backmasked. Not great for radio…
2. 4:12 *gradual fade-in to pretty acoustic guitar, wistful sounding, a bit indy-pop in the vocals. Builds to a downtempo ranchero with lots of minor key.
3. 3:30 **slow, dark, with a bluesy whammy-bar note, echo on the vocals.
4. 2:29 *starts with low storm noises, then organ chords, echo-laden vocals. very, very slow beat comes in halfway along. Depressing.
5. 3:10 ***acoustic guitar and accordion, slow, but with a nice syncopated back beat. Wistful, but in a relaxed, rootsy way. Fades to wind noises.
6. 3:10 ****finally, something midtempo and energetic! Solid norte-style rocker.
7. 3:54 *****fine midtempo swingy and strong cumbia with horn section. Nice.
8. 2:44 ****midtempo cumbia with horns, great dance syncopation.
9. 1:03 *soft, smooth jazzy, builds, but only for a bit. Leads into next track.
10. 2:47 ****fuzzy female hip hop en Español. Nice beat, and still some folklorico sounds. Lots of attitude and political fervor.
11. 3:04 ****very Lila Downs-y (that’s a good thing.) Lots of energy, midtempo.
12. 4:03 *very soft, slow, lyrics in English. Very pretty, alt-pop.

Track Listing
1.Bienvenido 7.Nueva York (New York)
2.Polvo (Dust) 8.Ponle Frenos (Put On The Brakes)
3.El Desierto Y La Ciudad (The Desert And The City) 9.Brooklyn Bridge (Instl.)
4.Lluvia (Rain) 10.Escucha (Listen)
5.La Despedida (The Goodbye) 11.Todo Se Cae (Everything Falls Down)
6.Laberinto (Labyrinth) 12.Floating