Along with a new album that will hit sometime in 2012, the group has a short film on their hands that has premiered at the HBO/International Latino Film Festival in New York in August 2011 and that sometimes the band projects on their huge projection screen that they use when performing live. The film itself spawns out of a song set the band calls “When you need them,” www.whenyouneedthem.com which then appropriately became the title of the film.
The new album is a side step for Contramano, not leaving behind any of
the energy and politically/socially swayed lyrics of their past works, but rather delving deeper into these theme along with other ideas about culture and human interaction in the 21st century.
With swirling keyboards, grooving beats, and the undeniable chugging/textural
electric cello, Contramano hits the stage with a completely new set that is more of a commentary on our day-to-day existence than its highlights. Moods vary from the happy dance beat of “Meet Me I’m Great,” to the Anthemic Electronic Dark of “In/Out Love,” to the politically charged “I don’t like the recession.”