DeSanguashington is a Colombian-American band located in Washington D.C. that creates a fusion of traditional Colombian folk music with rock and pop. The band has just released the official music video for “Yo Viajo Sola,” “a song written for those women who love traveling alone and who wish to continue doing it without concerns for safety,” says vocalist Velu Ochoa. In English, the song would aptly be titled “I Travel Alone,” and the lyrics describe and inspire freedom as well as independence. “Yo Viajo Sola” is the third video from their debut EP Viajero, which released in March and is available now on all major platforms.
This freshman offering from these experienced performers was followed by a submission to Tiny Desk hosted by Bob Boilen of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, as well as a tremendous performance at internationally acclaimed Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center. Since then, DeSanguashington has been featured on community-based public broadcasting station,WETA Arts, serving the greater Washington D.C. area.
The band is continuing to develop and release additional music videos that contribute to the helping visualize the remaining songs from Viajero. All videos so far have been at least partially directed or edited by DeSangaushington, maintaining a consistent look, and an English translation of lyrics. sung in Spanish. You can find more about the band and their representation of the diverse and inclusive D.C. area music scene at desanguashington.com
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.