Matias Pizarro


Tesuque Revolt is an Electro-Acoustic/Dance/Latin/Surf band born while riding waves in San Diego’s Pacific Ocean. Hailing from the distant lands of Chile and New Mexico, founding members Michael Garcia and Matias Pizarro shared a brief stint in San Diego, then were forced to part ways. The music prevailed, and the band survived by retracing the steps of projects like the Postal Service and Daft Punk, rehearsing remotely in their studios via cloud-sharing platforms and Skype, and sometimes even sharing melodies and beats over text messages and emails. The production team is rounded off with the low-end bass countermelodies of San Diego and Tijuana native Gustavo Lopez. This mix of electronic elements with masterful playing of real instruments spawned a whole new way of writing and performing, and their debut material has already caught the ear of collaborators across the New Mexican desert and Southern California.

Garcia’s infectious melodies, catchy hooks and falsetto register evoke latin dance floor hymns. The lyrics are as much about heartbreak as they are about riding waves. In the land of Tesuque Revolt, reggaeton meets mariachi. Tremolo surf guitar meets synth then morphs with a New Mexican accordion and urban Los Angeles-infused urban jungle beats. Matias’ colorful use of programming and their pulse-pounding performance makes this act one of the most innovative new projects to look out for. Click for booking info.