Las Nubes Share “Would Be” From Upcoming Sophomore Album “Tormentos Maslanas”

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Las Nubes are set to return on June 14th with their new full length, Tormentas Malsanas, that follows up on their 2019 debut, SMVT. Tormentas Malsanas translates to Unhealthy Storms, similar to the way a clear day turns gray, the new album addresses common and uncommon struggles through the energetic buoyancy of Las Nubes’s trademark loud as hell, garage pop sound. Formed by Miami DIY music mainstays Ale Campos and Emile Milgrim, their fuzzy, bilingual, 90’s influenced sound has received significant acclaim and earned them opportunities to play all across the US and Mexico, even backing Iggy Pop as his first ever all-female incarnation of The Stooges which was as captured on the Live Nubes compilation.

The album’s lead single, Enredados, was released through Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace / Daydream Library in late 2023 as a preview of the sonic experience to come. The band have now revealed the second single from the upcoming full length, the haunting and raucous Would Be, a song about an aging ex-Superhero which was inspired by the rumor of a live action Power Puff Girls series.

“There was a rumor going around about a live-action Power Puff Girls series being made by Diablo Cody. It was going to be set in the future and have them portrayed as adults looking back on their lives as crime-fighting little girls who missed out on being kids. I grew up in the ‘90s and PPG was one of my favorite cartoons, so I was really excited about this. One day Emile and I were talking about how cool it would be to write the theme song for the show, so “Would Be” was the result of that. It took about 20 minutes to write. At the time I felt like my best years were flying away before my eyes and I used that as inspiration for what it might feel like to be an aging ex-superheroFor the video I edited an old home movie of my father in his late 40s doing tricks with a soccer ball. Growing up in Argentina, he always dreamed of going pro. Soccer was his first love and he finally had his chance and played professionally for a year before getting seriously injured. He wasn’t able to continue his career in soccer after that, but he always carried the love for the sport in his heart. I felt like the video captured the essence of the song, which is the desire to take back those years you lost and just cherish them.” (guitarist & vocalist Ale Campos)