Los Siquicos Litoraleños are a band that cultivates their sound on their own terms. Originally from the city of Curuzú Cuatiá in the Corrientes province of northeast Argentina, they now have band members living as far away from each other as Ushaia, facing Antarctica, and La Paz, Bolivia. Usually they come together for a month of intense rehearsing at Germán's house (their drummer) in Curuzú before they embark on a tour. As is the case with pronouncing their band name, you're likely to trip over their sound as well: a blend of regional Chamamé folk, the muffled sound of Cumbia played from a distance, shreds of dub, and gaucho psychedelia hopped-up on a brew of Mate and psychoactives. Captain Beefheart or Sun City Girls would be the closest reference in Western terms. We talked with Nico Kokote about the recent documentary Encandilan Luces (2018) that kicked up some dust in South American parts, their new record, and more.
On a Subtropical Psychic Plane: Los Siquicos Litoraleños