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Bio
Buscabulla is a Spanish-language experimental pop project helmed by Raquel Berrios and Luis Del Valle. While both were born and raised in Puerto Rico, it wasn't until 2011 while living in NYC that the producer, designer, songwriter, and DJ Berrios teamed up with producer and multi-instrumentalist Del Valle. Together they formed "troublemaker", or “Buscabulla", as it's known in Puerto Rican slang. Buscabulla's debut EP was co-produced with Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and subsequently released on the Kitsuné Musique label in 2014. Buscabulla's second EP, II, was self-produced and self-released in January 2017.

2020 Tour Dates *Do Not Announce*
February 14-16 - Morelos, MX - Bahidora Festival
Thursday, July 9 – Miami, FL – The Ground
Friday, July 10 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Saturday, July 11 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Sunday, July 12 – Raleigh, NC – Kings
Thursday, July 16 – Washington DC – Songbyrd
Friday, July 17 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Saturday, July 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
Wednesday, July 22 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Friday, July 24 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Saturday, July 25 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Sunday, July 26 – Austin, TX – Antones
Tuesday, July 28 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Wednesday, July 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Thursday, July 30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Saturday, August 1 – Tijuana, MX – Black Box
Tuesday, August 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Thursday, August 6 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Saturday, August 8 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Sunday, August 9 – Vancouver BC – Fortune Sound Club
Release date
May 8, 2020
Featuring the single(s)
"NTE" & "Vámono" - Listen to the full album here:
WAV / MP3 / STREAM
Contact
Label / Publisher: Ribbon Music
Morgan Lebus / Morgan@RibbonMusic.com

Booking Agent:
Devin Landau / devin.landau1@gmail.com

Booking Agent (Spain & France): Whisper Not Agency
Info@WhisperNotAgency.com
Press / Radio
Publicity: Paul Dryden / PaulFDryden@gmail.com

Radio: Jessica Weber / Jessica@co-sign.com
News
"The Puerto Rican duo moved back to the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and their joyful and melancholic new album takes stock of their changed home."
-Pitchfork

"Buscabulla's sound remains sonically sequestered on a lush little island of its own... Regresa offers an accidentally time-appropriate reprieve that is at once a tropical vacation and a poetic reckoning with the very conscious act of going, being, and staying home.”
-Paper

"It reflects their journey, consciousness, and culmination of the music Buscabulla was destined to make… indie music that is positively Puerto Rican.”
- Paste: Best of What's Next

"Slick grooves and sparks of hope... The journey home for the pair has been perilous, but that mix of rage and hope is potent... Regresa is a magnificent rumination on those complex emotions."
-NME

Listen to Buscabulla discuss Regresa with NPR's Weekend Edition

Album feature via Paper: "Most pop music right now can feel too estranged from reality to be enjoyable. But Regresa offers an accidentally time-appropriate reprieve that is at once a tropical vacation and a poetic reckoning with the very conscious act of going, being and staying home."

WNYC "New Sounds" Feature.

Regresa coverage via: Rolling Stone, PRI: The World, Forbes, etc.

Remezcla premieres goregous trailer for Buscabulla's forthcoming mini-documentary about their return to Puerto Rico and the making of their debut album.

"Nothing sounds like this right now and it’s informed by a unique journey and distinct musical reconnaissance that begs for your ears."
- Paste

Features confirmed with NPR 'Weekend Edition' and PRI's 'The World'

"NTE" - #2 Most played song at KCRW w/c March 6th

"NTE" added to Radio Nova's A-List. #1 most played tracked w/c April 20th

Fader premieres "NTE" video: "the perfect introduction to their debut album."

More "NTE" coverage via Rolling Stone, E! News, Pitchfork, Hypebeast, and Sounds and Colours.

Features confirmed with Paper, Remezcla, and NPR.

"NTE" Spotify Playlist Adds: Zona Indie (Cover Photo), Pollen, New Music Friday, All New Indie, 100% LatinX, etc.

"NTE" Apple Music Playlist Adds: Vibes, Nightcap, New Music Daily, Electronic Daily, ALT CTRL, and Ruido!

Buscabulla added to:
Paraiso Madrid 6/12-6/13
Primavera LA 9/19-9/20 {DO NOT ANNOUNCE}

Following the catastrophic events of Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, Luis Del Valle and Raquel Berrios pka Buscabulla returned home to Aguadilla, a small coastal town on the northwest shore of their native Puerto Rico, to re-connect with their roots, bring much needed global attention to the island's post-hurricane condition and record their debut album for Ribbon Music.

Since their return, Buscabulla have established the non-profit Prima Fund and readied the stand alone single "Vamono" to be released on Sept 25th.

"Vamono" is the first song both written and conceived on the artists home island of Puerto Rico. The song is a rally to those who have returned as well those whom have left. An urgent reminder to connect with your history, your roots, your very own self.

“'Vámono,' the first taste of Buscabulla’s forthcoming debut album, is a tribute to the spirit of resistance... a bolder sound... they represent the soul of an island ready for a better future."
- Pitchfork 'Track Review'

"Synth-pop outfit Buscabulla turn their tropical dreams into reality with their rousing new song, 'Vámono.'"
- Rolling Stone

Interview and behind-the-scenes photo feature via Paper Mag

"Vamono" featured in FIFA '20 (the world's highest selling sport game in history).

Over 16 million streams across two prior EPs on Spotify and Apple.

Read more about Buscabulla and thier Prima Fund in these NY Times and Fader features.

Listen to Buscabulla's KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session here.

Listen to Buscabulla's WXPN World Cafe session here.

Watch the official video for "Métele" here from their self-titled EP.

Previous Press:

"Buscabulla’s music resides somewhere between the cold, hyper-urban streets of New York City and the warm, tropical grit of Puerto Rico."
- The Village Voice

"You could picture their set underscoring a Nuyorican roller rink in the '70s."
- NPR

"Berrios’ lyrics convey a longing, distant gaze that buffers out the island’s rough edges, a magical oasis that exists only in dreams."
- Pitchfork

“[Buscabulla] sounds like the score to a Puerto Rican retelling of Boogie Nights . . . ripe with unabashed sensuality and buffed with a vintage Seventies sparkle.”
- Rolling Stone

"Buscabulla make salsa-inspired dance tracks that make you want to take your clothes off and shimmy in the nude." -
- The Fader


"The tune is a must-listen, both for the mesmerizing collaboration and for its message: beckoning for the warmth of the island during the dead cold of winter."
- NPR Alt.Latino's Favorite Songs of 2017 - "Frio"

Flaunt
Remezcla
NPR World Cafe
Vogue
Bust
Huffington Post
Pitchfork
Bust

Listen to Buscabulla's EPI & EPII here.
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