Nacional Records is proud to announce that Barcelona-based electronic act The Pinker Tones will be releasing their new album, Wild Animals, on April 29th. The dynamic duo’s third U.S.album continues the explosive momentum sparked by their 2006 debut The Million Colour Revolution and 2007 remix album More Colours!. Wild Animals features a wide array of special vocal guests including Jimmy Lindsay from groundbreaking 1970s Jamaican funk group Cymande and Amparo from Spanish reggae-rock band Amparanoia. The first single will be the track, “Happy Everywhere."
“Our last album, The Million Colour Revolution, was about utopia, a projection for how we wanted the world to be,” Mister Furia explains. "Wild Animals is about reality, our interpretation of the actual world we live in.”
Just in 2007, the group was the subject of a New York Times feature, had an A&E television special, performed on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, had a song featured on hit sitcoms Ugly Betty and Entourage and saw heavy video play on networks like mtvU, MTV Tr3s, Mun2, and LATV. The Pinker Tones also made a major splash at last year’s SXSW, where they performed five shows in only 36 hours and also blew away the audience at KCRW’s Sounds Eclectic Evening in Los Angeles alongside leading artists like The Shins, Lily Allen and Rodrigo and Gabriela. The Pinker Tones recent single “Karma Hunters” was also selected by national bilingual youth network Mun2 as the theme song for its popular reality show Chicas Project.
This past August, The Pinker Tones released More Colours!, an album complete with infectious remixes and collaborations featuring a stellar lineup of artists including Kinky, Nortec Collective, Zeta Bosio (Soda Stereo) and Mexican Institute of Sound. Over several national U.S. tours throughout 2007, the DJ crew brought their electrifying set to fans across the country. The New York Times even claimed that, “unlike many electronica acts, The Pinker Tones thrive onstage.” With a live show that combines the intensity of a rock band and the excitement of a DJ set, The Pinker Tones are moving along on the path to global domination. The DJ Crew has ventured from Barcelona to such faraway places as London, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Moscow, Toronto, Beijing and Johannesburg.
The Pinker Tones are the brainchild of Barcelona natives Mister Furia and Professor Manso. The group’s music is an eclectic and explosive cocktail mixing pop, funk, soul, bossa-nova, break-beat, swing, lounge, and psychedelia. From the beginning, The Pinker Tones realized that their new project had fantastic potential there was very positive energy during their initial recording sessions. They began to compose and produce like crazy in what has now become their new home: Pinkerland. In this tiny rooftop studio in the center of Barcelona, they put together their first album, Pink Connection, which was released in 2003. They released their U.S. debut, The Million Colour Revolution, in 2006 to wide acclaim.