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Bio: Salt Petal's tropical musings hide turbulent themes full of soaring melodies and pulsating rhythms. In their live shows, fantastic forms and bright visuals combine with 60s rock and Argentine folk in a vivid tapestry of sound. Like a mash of Blondie, Gal Costa, and The Smiths as if played by a tr...See Full Bio
"Salt Petal’s sophomore release “Sea Monster” is the rare album that imbues the full range of emotions — unbridled joy to aching melancholy — with a full range of sonic influences. The Los Angeles quintet’s musical stew simmers with indie-rock, Brazilian tropicalia, Mexican folk, Cumbia, Argentinian dance and some good ol’ soul (...) It’s deliriously good. Made in L.A. with producer Raymond Richards, “Sea Monster” (out Feb. 23) is for dancing fast and slow — ”Pico” offers an urgent indie-rock blast; “Por La Luna” is a swirling Latin dervish; “Songs I Used to Love” serves as a tropical punch and “Darkest Hours” oozes beauty with its mournful accordion and trumpet solo (...) ...here’s one memo saying you should find it."