Langue disponible : anglaisLos Retros is a bedroom pop band formed by Mauri Tapia, a first-generation Mexican-American from Oxnard, California. Inspired by Latin American pop, soft rock, and funk, his songs are laid-back, sweetly nostalgic, and quirky enough to appeal to the left-field pop side of Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records, who signed Los Retros in 2019 and issued the EPs Retrospect and Everlasting. Mauri Tapia has been playing music since he was a child, first picking up a guitar at the age of eight, then learning several other instruments during an after-school program. At first, he started making hip-hop demos and video game-inspired music, but he gradually started writing songs influenced by the Latin American rock and pop groups his parents listened to, as well as vintage funk and jazz artists. He formed a band called Retrospect, but it ended up becoming a solo project as Tapia was recording nearly everything by himself, using a second-hand mixer in his bedroom, which also happened to be his family's living room. He began uploading songs in 2017 and assembled a band for live performances, playing shows throughout Southern California. The group built up a local following, eventually attracting the attention of Peanut Butter Wolf, who signed them to Stones Throw when Tapia was 19 years old. Going by the name Los Retros, citing Chilean band Los Ángeles Negros as a primary influence, Tapia released the single "Someone to Spend Time With" in February of 2019, and opened for Cuco during his west coast tour that year. Tapia married his friend Lupe, who plays keyboards in the band, and several songs on the 2019 EP Retrospect were inspired by her. Everlasting, Los Retros' second EP for Stones Throw, followed in 2020.
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