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Perro Sombra Take a Psychedelic Turn with “Algoritmos”

DMV-based Hispanic American rock band, Perro Sombra, bring on distorted psychedelia with the music video for their latest single “Algoritmos.”

Album art for "Algoritmos" featuring a police officer with a giant dog mask/helmet standing outside of a brick building by a crosswalk.
Perro Sombra "Algoritmos" album art

Directed by Emmy-award-winner, Nestor Bravo, the video showcases a world policed by officers in large, off-putting dog masks (very fitting given the band’s name). We move between shots of the police dog roaming the streets and playing with the band, but every it goes there is a sense of urgency that follows close behind. With wild, swirling color pallets and trippy visual effects, its image blurs and transforms in weird ways that feel otherworldly.

Musically, the band neatly straddles the line between hard rock and metal. The choruses feel massive with stacked power chords and crashing cymbals, while the verses have more direct guitar lines that ebb and flow with the power of a riptide. Snarling vocals and shouts in their native Spanish language give the band a cultural edge that is both exciting and refreshing as they showcase their dynamic range and electrifying stage presence.

“Algoritmos” is available now on major streaming platforms. The accompanying music video is also available on YouTube.

Find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Music playlist on Spotify and YouTube.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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