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Re Imagined: Durand Jones & The Indications – Cruisin’ To The Park (feat Y La Bamba)

Durand Jones & The Indications share a new version of the sweet soul anthem Cruisin' To The Park with a Mexican twist from Y La Bamba. The song is a B-side from their second album American Love Call, heavily inspired by Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. When Durand Jones & The Indications released their sophomore LP, there was a bundle version of the album available that included a bonus 7" with Morning In America on the A-side and a true bonus B-side, Cruisin' To The Park. That B-side, an homage to lowriders everywhere, has become a theme for a whole new generation of sweet soul lovers.

The band's aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, but the Indications’ music is planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time. Blending a slew of influences from years spent crate-digging, guitarist Blake Rhein says the Indications approach songs in the same way hip-hop producers do, as likely to pull inspiration from ‘70s folk-rock or classic R&B as they are NasIllmatic.

The band's singer and drummer Aaron Frazer released this year his fantastic full LP debut album Introducing... via Dead Oceans / Easy Eye Sound, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

 

 

Listen to Durand Jones & The Indications featuring Y La Bamba on new version of their song Cruisin' To The Park:

Y La Bamba is a Portland, Oregon-based Latin indie alternative/experimental band led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Luz Elena Mendoza. She is a first-generation Mexican American, and sings in both English and Spanish. The ensemble includes Mendoza on vocals and guitar; Ryan Oxford on vocals and guitar; Julia Mendiolea on vocals and keys; Miguel Jiménez-Cruz on drums; and Zack Terán on vocals and bass. They released five albums and two EPs.

 

Watch the video to Durand Jones & The Indications featuring Y La Bamba on the new version of their song Cruisin' To The Park:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

Durand Jones & The Indications feat Y La Bamba - Cruisin' To The Park

Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen - Calling James

Frederic Robinson & Richard Spaven - Muscle Memory

Jerk - Bridge

Telemakus - Sunray Junonia

Azmari - Samā'ī

Adrian Younge - Revolutionize

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Just Wrong

Dominique Fils-Aimé - You Left Me

Jon Batiste - CRY

Gianni Brezzo - Flower Rain

Bear Garden - New Kid

Sinitus Tempo - Above the Clouds

Olivier St.Louis - M.O.T.H. (Matters Of The Heartless)

Adeline - Mystic Lover

Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static

Vipertime - Limbs

Yoni Mayraz, Itamar Borochov - The Rat

Marcus Joseph - Beyond The Dome

Soul Supreme - Huit Octobre 1971 / Raid

Nubiyan Twist, CHERISE - Flow

El Michels Affair - Ala Vida

Polyrhythmics, Lucky Brown - I Believe In Love

Night Owls, Chris Dowd - Gimme Little Sign

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