"We wanted our band name to be "Chicaniado"".
This five piece band who recently opened up for Little Jesus is made up of Carlos Portillo (bass), Alejandro Guerrero (vocalist), Dante Mercado (drums), Daniel Chávez (guitar), Alexis Chairez (guitar) and they are from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. This indie-rock band from the border, as the name indicates with Fronte standing for frontera, has recently released an EP with the two singles "Amante de Café" and "En Círclos". They only have physical copies of the EP (5 tracks) for now, but they hope to digitalize it soon so everyone can hear it.
Da Fronte started due to a connection between the five band members. They each belonged to different bands, but they soon realized they wanted to do something serious so they created this project called Da Fronte.
I asked the band how living on the border has influenced their music to which they replied "it is the cultural diversity and the people here. The people and the way they treat one is so kind compared to other places. The way the border affected our music has to do with the type of music our band members like. One might like rock and another might like norteñas and it is this clash that has shaped us."
Major influences for the band have been Soda Estereo, 80's Spanish Rock, Caifanes, The Killers, The Beatles, and The Police just to name a few. A little bit of those influences can be heard in their music, which makes it appealing. Plus, the indie-rock scene in Mexico is growing and a lot of support is needed. There are many indie-rock bands that are going unoticed and Da Fronte is urging people to give bands like that and like theirs a chance.
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