Guarco’s Fiebre is simply one of the few new records I’ve listened to in repeat in the last year. You can say he didn’t do anything The Clash, Manu Chao or Caetano Veloso didn’t do before, and you’ll be right. But something in the break-up candombe-rock “Monster,” the trippy dub of “Qué Pasó?” or the tropicalia of “Se Terminó el Carnaval,” something that goes beyond his lyrics —simultaneously earnest and playful— will get you every time.
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José Simián (1975) is a New York-based bilingual marketer, content strategist and editor. His articles and columns on politics, media and culture have been published by the New York Daily News, Mediaite, The Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated Latino, Billboard en Español, Latina, Qué Pasa, Etiqueta Negra, La Tercera and El Mercurio. He is also the host and producer of Contraportada, a weekly interview segment with Latino artists and intellectuals on 24-hour news cable station NY1 Noticias, and Executive Editor of Manero. Before becoming a writer, José worked as a lawyer (JD Universidad de Chile, 2002; LLM Columbia University, 2005) and taught Jurisprudence and Law and Literature in Chile. He lives in Brooklyn. View all posts by José Simián