Panda Elliot

Forastera (Panda Elliot)

SXSW 2015 Records

Panda Elliot

Forastera (Panda Elliot)

Cultivating sophomore effort Forastera's inflamed riffs, airy vox, and mutating synth, Argentine rocker Panda Elliot establishes herself as lady of these woods. A nimble acoustic opening to "Aire" starts off deliberately misleading, almost immediately launching into a drag race between percussionist Javier Tommasi's whirring synth and Diego Marchionatti's punishing guitar. The Buenos Aires songstress belts pop-rock anthem "Guerrero," ending on a storm of beats, tiny sparks amongst the foliage. "Avanzo" feels like a woman putting miles between something for good, and "Elemento" must be the toughest leg of the trip. Elliot's gentle, dexterous opening to "Obsesión" is threatened by ever-escalating fuzz, from which she never fully escapes. (Sat., 10pm, Esther's Follies)

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