It’s been a while since we last heard from Spanish wunderkind El Guincho, but it’s a good thing he decided to produce some tracks for fellow Spaniards and friends Extraperlo. Ardiente Figura in particular hints a lot to his solo material (Alegranza! for life), but you’ll recognise his key elements on Fina Vanidad without doubt as well. One of the members of Extraperlo is Alba Blasi, one half of the Spanish Beach House’esque duo GRANIT - the other half of GRANIT is Christina Checa, who guested on El Guincho’s Pop Negro. In short: Extraperlo is some sort of Spanish supergroup.
I have fallen in love with Barcelona-based dream pop duo Granit ever since I heard their whistful Aresta about two weeks ago. It’s taken from a 4-track debut EP which they are releasing themselves, now streaming in its entirity over at Rockdelux. Pre-order your 10” on their Bandcamp now and hear the closing track Marea Viva above.
Granit are Alba and Cristina, two girls from Barcelona. Next month they will release a debut EP, which will hold the dreamy Aresta. You’ll think of Beach House the second you press that play button (chances of you actually pressing that button just rose about 99%), which is one of the bands that inspire them along Puro Instinct, Boy Friend and SLEEP ∞ OVER. Fun fact: Cristina did some vocals on El Guincho’s Pop Negro.