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Latin 08/08/2008

Plastilina Mosh Release New Album Today Following Explosive Full Capacity Central Park Performance

MIAMI, FL. (Top40 Charts/ Nacional Records) - Following a raucous performance to an ecstatic sold-out Central Park SummerStage crowd in New York City, Grammy-nominated rockers Plastilina Mosh release their highly anticipated new album 'All U Need Is Mosh' in stores.

"This was the first time we recorded an album without a major label breathing down our necks," says Alejandro Rosso, who also produced the new album. "Which made for a much more relaxed recording environment. It was a truly independent work. We weren't feeling the pressure of having to please some executive. The funny thing is that the end result is probably our most commercial album yet. Subconsciously, I'm sure we were thinking, 'we have the freedom to really do what we want'."

Monterrey-based Plastilina Mosh released their debut album "Aquamosh', produced by Tom Rothrock (Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, Elliott Smith), on Capitol Records. 'Aquamosh' received critical acclaim across the Americas as the single "Mr. P-Mosh" helped elevate Plastilina Mosh to star status in their native Mexico. Latin Grammy-nominated 'Hola Chicuelos' was the band's most recent studio disc.

'All U Need Is Mosh' is nearly two years in the works, with recording sessions across California, Texas and Mexico. Founding members Rosso and Jonaz brought on guitarist Eddy Gonzalez, drummer/vocalist Natalia Slipak and bassist Milton Pacheco for the album as well as the band's revamped live show. Special guests include vocalist Adrian Dargelos from Argentine rock stars Babasonicos, Monterrey-based rapper Nina Dios and Mexican buzz artist Ximena Sarinana.

"San Diego Chargers" is a Rosso-penned instrumental track that experiments with a drumline battery. "It's basically a testosterone song about football tackles. The arrangement is focused on the percussion. The song is a weird blend between two styles that I find original and fresh."

The contrasting styles between Jonaz, a punk rocker, and Rosso, a classically trained concert pianist, have proven to be an essential element for the band's creative process. "To be honest, I don't listen to much rock music," Rosso says. "I'm always listening to jazz and classical. I sit down and consciously listen. When I get into a certain composer, I buy the sheet music and study it. On the flipside, Jonaz is always looking for the best new rock, punk or electronica album to inspire him. And he's always trying to make compositions that are 'hip' to me. That's the big twist. We really complement each other."
For Rosso, Plastilina Mosh is his more relaxed musical outlet. "It's my escape from that intense listening and playing," he explains. "It's always had some humor and irony. We don't take it too seriously. When the band started, we never really cared what happened and just focused on having fun. That's when everything started to happen. That's always been so important to us."

With three studio albums under their belt, the band preferred taking their time to write and record 'All U Need Is Mosh'. "Over the years, we have really learned to keep from rushing things and how to avoid time pressure from affecting the creative process," Rosso says. "So for this new album, we wrote most of the songs more casually, while we were touring. Everything just felt more natural that way."

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