photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
when i learned about the CHILEAN trio ADELAIDA i was already on their side by the sheer fact that they were from VALPARAISO. that coastal city was the most welcoming and naturally beautiful place i visited during my time in SOUTH AMERICA when i worked for two years in VENEZUELA. just culturally rich with artists, artisans and craftsmen abound being CREATIVE. i fell in love with that city on site. so right upfront, that is my bias.
that being said, the band has a POWERFUL sound that borders genres ranging from the more experimentally DISSONANT end of POST-HARDCORE (GLASSJAW, AT THE DRIVE-IN) to sheer NOISE ROCK (BOREDOMS, SONIC YOUTH) to straight up DELICATE, ANGULAR INDIE ROCK (YO LA TENGO, DINOSAUR JR). depending on the release, they very much are an ACCOMPLISHED band that seemingly has no limit to their sound. definitely worth checking out.