Central Texas’s Psych-Pop Darlings Seek Enlightenment out West! Voodoo Boogaloo returns to Albuquerque to play Tortuga Gallery on their 4th tour.
Since becoming a trip-hop duo in 2014, Voodoo Boogaloo’s psychedelic vibe and unrivaled chemistry on stage have set them apart from other acts. The San Antonio Express-News even coined the duo as “Trip Hop’s Sonny & Cher”. So far they have released two albums, traveled on four tours, and become central Texas electro-pop darlings. 2017 was their busiest year yet with the release of their sophomore album “Get in There”, and their first international tour across Central/Eastern Europe which consisted of ten shows in five countries.
Voodoo Boogaloo is a lush aggregate of sweeping sonic melodies, interviewed and found-sound vocal drops, lyric flows, as well as rising and falling bass pads all recalling the darker and sometimes more sinister moments of Portishead’s Dummy.
Cardona’s singing serves as a strong foundation for both the rhythmic and leading melodic progressions making a listener “feel” Cardona’s singing and Woodyard’s beats interwoven like the satisfying “click” of a lock and key. Cardona’s rich singing lends an air of dreamy and magical mystery in much the same way as the better cuts from Lana Del Ray while Woodyard’s wild and animated vocal flow drive their recordings in tasteful proportions.
This is “from the heart” music and it is at times strange, wild, wonderful and excessive. We as listeners, and our subjective cups, runneth over.