I’ll have a side of Diego Garcia with that Grande Mocha Frappuccino, please
Starbucks gets a shot of Latin music with new ‘Café Con Música’ album.
If you visit Starbucks this week and you hear Los Amigos Invisibles or Nortec Collective playing, you’re not dreaming or caffeine-deprived.
Starting today, your cup of coffee may be accompanied by indie rock, electro-cumbia, and a whirlwind of other Latin alternative sounds with the release of Nacional Records’ piping hot compilation CD, Café Con Música. The album features 16 artists, including but not limited to Colombian rockers Aterciopelados and Venezuelan funk-fusion masters Los Amigos Invisibles.
Several of the artists who are set to perform at this year annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in New York City are also on the album roster, such as Chilean MC Ana Tijoux and Uruguayan rockers No Te Va Gustar. Nacional Records organizes the LAMC, now in its 13th year, and the biggest meeting of indie Latin music in the world.
Café Con Música, a healthy dose of both English and Spanglish lyrics, covers a lot of ground. Expect its notes to transport you to Spain, New York – and even Germany.
The album will be available exclusively at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada starting today through July 16 (it’s not sold digitally, FYI).
For the curious, we’ve included Café Con Música’s full tracklist below. But first, get a taste of the album by checking out New York indie darling Diego Garcia’s heartbreaking yet soothing “You Were Never There.”
Café Con Música tracklist
1. Diego Garcia “You Were Never There”
2. Andrea Echeverri “A Eme O”
3. Señor Coconut “Sweet Dreams”
4. Sara Valenzuela “Para Continuar”
5. The Pinker Tones “The Whistling Song”
6. Polock “Fireworks”
7. Pacha Massive “All Good Things”
8. No Te Va Gustar “Chau”
9. Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible “I Count the Ways”
10. Los Amigos Invisibles “Mentiras”
11. Ana Tijoux “1977”
12. Monareta “Llama”
13. DJ Bitman “Shine”
14. Mexican Institute of Sound “Mirando a las Muchachas”
15. Aterciopelados “Rio”
16. Cuarto Poder “Arenita Playita”
(Photo courtesy of Nacional Records)