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Rey Pila’s Week in Pop

The radical & wonderful Rey Pila; photographed by Napoleon Habeica.

The radical & wonderful Rey Pila; photographed by Napoleon Habeica.

Mexico City’s superstars Rey Pila just dropped the lyric video for their single “How Do You Know”, directed by Jorge Valdés & Mario Camhi por Casa Productora The Maestros, featured off their Wall of Goth EP available April 28 through Julian Casablancas’ (who also produced the EP) label Cult Records featured here & followed immediately by Rey Pila’s Week in Pop guest selections:

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Rey Pila taking on Austin City Limits; photographed by Kristie Holt.

WALL OF GOTH

Around six years ago we discovered a night club in Mexico City called “The Real Under”. The meeting point between goth, punk, new wave and glam, 80’s heaven (the good part of the 80s). The place has been around for quite a while with a regular attendance of old punks and goths now in their 50s.

The club also attracts a younger crowd of perfectly dressed Siouxie’s, Peter Murphy’s and The Cure fans.

This is our little tribute to this club

1. Sisters Of Mercy, “Lucretia My Reflection”

That baseline is as goth as it gets!

2. The Cult, “She Sells Sanctuary”

The is one of those bangers that gets you going right away. Great to listen to when you are seriously hammered or stuck in a van for more than 6 hours on tour.

3. The Damned, “In Dulce Decorum”

This one of the bands that should get far more recognition than the one they get. This track belongs to their album called Anything, which marked their swift metamorphosis from punks to goths. Great song!

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Radical times with Rey Pila at Austin City Limits; photographed by Kristie Holt.

4. Icehouse, “Icehouse”

So many bands sound like this today. Amazing synth sounds and great atmospheres.

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Rey Pila rocking Austin City Limits; photographed by Kristie Holt.

5. The Misfits, “Static Age”

Nothing can go wrong with The Misfits. One minute and forty seven seconds of awesomeness!

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Rey Pila live at Music Hall of Williamsburg; photographed by Cienna Wills.

6. Men Without Hats, “Safety Dance”

Can’t seem to figure out the lyrics… but please be safe when you dance. Very cool video.

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Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Rey Pila; photographed by Cienna Wills.

7. Depeche Mode, “Everything Counts”

One of the best choruses on the massive Depeche Mode chorus arsenal. It’s this song that closes the legendary 101 Pasadena Rose Bowl show.

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8. Siousxie & The Banshees, “The Happy House”

Siousxie is the queen of the “Real Under”. This is one of their best tracks.

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Rey Pila perofrming live at Music Hall of Williamsburg; photographed by Cienna Wills.

9. Echo &The Bunnymen, “The Cutter”

There’s nothing like Echo & The Bunnymen…such an influential band. This is one of the songs that makes our day better every time we listen to it.

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Rey Pila taking on the Music Hall of Williamsburg; photographed by Cienna Wills.

10.The Cramps, “Tv Set”

Punk rockabilly madness that makes everyone dance like crazy. Dark rockabilly crooning.

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