Warming up the spring season with a tropical fusion of rhythms is Tipa Tipo’s release of their first LP, ‘Cintas’. The nine-track album captivates listeners with its unique flair of Latin yacht rock, with heavy influences from the 70s disco era, soft rock and cumbia. While tackling different themes from romance to politics, the album is threaded together by its bright and groove-based tracks. Fitting for the album name “Cintas”, which means “ribbons” in Spanish but also refers to reel-to-reel tape used to record parts of the album.

The Brooklyn-based group was originally formed in Peru with producers Adele Fournet and Felipe Wurst. Whenever they play live, Jordan Auber joins them on drums and the duo becomes a trio. Along with their Lincoln Center debut and the success of the first two EPs ‘El Chari’ and ‘2 Al Azar’, Tipa Tipo has garnered media attention from outlets like Rolling Stone Español and Paste Magazine, a position on one of Apple’s top playlists called the “Comfort Zone’, and rotation play on the radio stations KEXP and KCSN, WFUV, and WXPN (World Café from NPR). Their sound is infectious, unique, and something you won’t want to miss.