It never ceases to amaze us that a record company like Colemine Records can continually find incredible musicians of all kinds of talent, sounds, genres, and places. They’ve grown from young seed to be one of the most influential indie record labels around. Their fan base stretches far and wide around the globe, and when another release drops, we just smile and think “yeah, here’s another hit”. The latest prodigy of sound is California musician Rudy De Anda. His effort on Colemine, Tender Epoch is a history of rock and roll sounds as viewed through the window of multicultural panes. De Anda was brought to the United States from Mexico in the 1980s via his mother’s pregnant belly and the record pays tribute to his own personal journey. Playing a myriad of shows in bands since the mid-2000s, this is the first record that has his name solo, and Colemine has captured it.
I write my own story, I don’t want to be defined by any scene
It’s got elements of pop, soul, and definitely rock and roll throughout. Layered aural stimulation in with warm California sun, it is also filled with heartbreak and losses. Somehow De Anda makes your head move back and forth and still crack a smile as he’s singing it. This is a record, which we think will go on to have much success, a story that had to be told through the music of this man. You can hear his influences far and wide, and as he sings in both English and Spanish, his story unfolds right there in front of you. Standout tracks include “Mirrors” (that organ! + his voice), “Helado” (funky little number), “Tender Epoch” (this title track is beautiful), and “Espume”( a road trip anthem). The record on a whole is solid, and we recommend listening to it all the way through for the full effect and range of emotions. Well done Colemine Records and looking forward to hearing more from Rudy De Anda soon. Stream the entire record below and buy it after the stream.