The Foreign Characters is a garage/folk/psychedelic band which was born from an acoustic project started by George (ex-singer/guitar from A Sako! and ex-trumpet from El Círculo de Willis ). Back in 2008, he started composing songs with a base of guitar and harmónica while Carlos (ex-drummer from Back On) helped with the bass.
The project evolved and the music moved towards more upbeat rhythms while the influence of years of listening to Rock'n'Roll, Garage and Surf music started to show. At that point it was clear a drummer was needed and after the band's first acoustic concert (in which a friend, Javi el Canario helped by playing the Cajón) , Iván Güevo (drummer from El Círculo de Willis, The Gambas and The Locos) a long time friend approached the band and became its drummer.
Since then, the band has recorded a short demo and are looking forward to playing live as much as possible!
I'm doing some live radio shows on Mixlr from time to time. Yesterday I played some acoustic songs from the band plus some of my more mellow folk songs. You can hear them here: http://mixlr.com/georgeforeign and subscribe to be notified when I do another show.
The Jackets (featuring Gringo Starr from the Sonic Nightmares Podcast) Spain/Portugal/France Tour!!
03. 11 El Vagon - Burgos - E
04. 11 Campus de Vegazana - Leon - E
05. 11 (tba) Guimarães - P
06. 11 Bar Lounge - Lissabon - P
07. 11 Sala Mercantil - Badajoz - E
08. 11 Sala Arte à Parte - Coimbra - P
09. 11 Gruta 77 - Madrid - E
10. 11 La Gramola - Alicante - E
11. 11 L'Ovella Negra - Barcelona - E
12. 11 Le Mojomatic - Montpellier - F
13. 11 La Machine A Coudre - Marseille - F
Hey, We've just released our first record on bandcamp and cdbaby and I've updated our music alley page. It used to contain some songs from one of our demos (which didn't sound that good, really) but now it has 5 tracks from our album. Those sound much, much better... Here's the link: The Foreign Characters on Music Alley Hope you guys like those! and Thanks!-…See More
"I'm doing some live radio shows on Mixlr from time to time. Yesterday I played some acoustic songs from the band plus some of my more mellow folk songs. You can hear them here: http://mixlr.com/georgeforeign and subscribe to be notified when I…"
"Jymn , There may be an element of truth to that , in that , yes , the other two were availabe in America , but , only as imports , of course. It does'nt make sense to say "Future" is available everywhere but North America…"
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"Jymn , I'm pretty much certain it has'nt come out , yet. The first two were'nt released simultaneously , and they're probably giving the public some time , first , to get caught up with them. Of the total of TWO stores in Chicago…"
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