Best Albums of 2015
selected by Rodrigo Piedra & the staff of IndieHoy

Los Charmanders <BR/>“Amor para qué?”

Los Charmanders
“Amor para qué?”

Los Charmanders were here for the 2014 best-of list with their EP “Mil Porquerías”. The same year they published an LP, and then in 2015 they were back again with another EP, “Amor para qué?”.

The formula is the same: short and energetic songs about friendship and love. We just feel this is getting better and better.

♪♫ Listen: “¿Qué pasó?” + album stream

Los Charmanders on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

Buba Luma <BR>“Amor satelital”

Buba Luma
“Amor satelital”

You should be ready to dance before listening the latest EP from Buba Luma, “Amor satelital”. They’re two very (very) young boys who makes magic with their synths.

The influences are clear: psychedelic pop, vaporwave and retrofuturism. But those are just influences, what they do is out of this world. Check “Tutankamón”.

♪♫ Listen: “Tutankamón” + album stream

Buba Luma on Bandcamp, Facebook, Tumblr.

Shaman y los Pilares de la Creación <BR>“Sueño real”

Shaman y los Pilares de la Creación
“Sueño real”

The Patagonic troubadour is back. Shaman Herrera has a lot of musical projects, but it was with Los Pilares de la Creación that he published one of the most important albums of 2015.

Shaman doesn’t take us anymore to the desolated landscapes of the South part of Argentina. But to even darker places, sounding like he was in a dream, close to death.

♪♫ Listen: “Sueño Real

Shaman y los Pilares de la Creación on Facebook, Twitter.

El Príncipe Idiota <BR>“Doméstico”

El Príncipe Idiota

This is a solo project of Mariano Di Césare, lead singer and guitarist of Mi Amigo Invencible, a rising band in the Argentinean scene.

“Doméstico” was born almost by chance, conceived as an experiment after a visit to a studio – and started as an acoustic effort. But the results were even more surprising.

♪♫ Listen: “Muchas cuchetas” + album stream

El Príncipe Idiota on Bandcamp, Facebook + beehype.

Té King <BR>“Vol. II”

Té King
“Vol. II”

Two years after their celebrated debut album, the duo Té King delivered in November their second effort, aptly tited “Vol II.”

Here, Damián Cubilla and Aquiles Cristiani consolidate as true masters of the atmosphere with concise, dreamy and picturesque tunes.

2015 was a year full of psychedelic music, so this album worked as a real break, going back to the basics and balancing pop melodies with mysterious and introspective moments.

♪♫ Listen: “Los amigos” + album stream

Té King on Bandcamp, Facebook, www.

Gativideo <BR>“Gatividemo”


Gativideo was an Argentinean company that distributed VHS in the ’90s. They used to have the rights for Disney and 20th Century Fox films, so anyone who is now more than 20 years old will remember the theme that was played before the film start.

From this nostalgic and popular point Gativideo’s music starts. Just four songs that celebrate the pop icons of that decade, even one of the most popular latin singers, Luis Miguel.

♪♫ Listen: “Flash” + album stream

Gativideo on Bandcamp, Facebook.

Kill West <BR>“Smoke Beach”

Kill West
“Smoke Beach”

Psychedelic rock, a little bit of garage and some influences of stoner music live together in the debut LP of Kill West titled “Smoke Beach”.

Long solos, voices that sound very far, heavy bass lines and hipnotic drums work all together in these eight songs that will take the listener to another place.

♪♫ Listen: “Out to the Stars” + album stream

Kill West on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, www.

Fausto y los Isotónicos <BR>“Con un poco de ayuda de mis amigos”

Fausto y los Isotónicos
“Con un poco de ayuda de mis amigos”

La Plata is a city well known in Argentina for its representative sound. It is often called “the Argentinean Manchester”. Bands like El Mató a un Policía Motorizado and 107 Faunos defined its sound.

But now we’re entering a new era with those bands being main references of emerging artists. Fausto y los Isotónicos are one of them. Guitars, poetic lyrics of the daily life, simple melodies and more guitars.

♪♫ Listen: “Puedo sentir” + album stream

Fausto y los Isotónicos on Bandcamp, Facebook.

Pablo Neptuno <BR>“Licenciado en administración”

Pablo Neptuno
“Licenciado en administración”

“I don’t know how to take advantage of the studio time,” warns Pablo Neptuno in his online biography.

A new representative of lo-fi and house recordings, Pablo’s new album “Licenciado en administración” sounds playful and organic. As one reviewer said: “The sound of a very well organised procastination”.

♪♫ Listen: “Licenciado en administración” + album stream

Pablo Neptuno on Bandcamp, Facebook.

Lo’Pibitos <BR>“A punto caramelo”

“A punto caramelo”

The second album of this band based in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood Villa Crespo is an effort apt for the dancefloor.

Lo’Pibitos, consisting of 8 members, mix funk and rap in their new 11 songs, which are full of happiness, groove and up-beats.

Perfect album listen to during a meeting with your friends – before going out.

♪♫ Listen: “Despierta

Lo’Pibitos on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter.

Mi Amigo Invencible <BR>“La danza de los principiantes”

Mi Amigo Invencible
“La danza de los principiantes”

This is the main band of the project El Príncipe Idiota, whose debut album you’ll also find on this list. That prooves that this was an intense and fruitful 2015 for Mariano Di Césare and his band Mi Amigo Invencible.

“La danza de los principantes” consolidates their aesthetic and distinct style, confirming their privileged place in the Argentinean scene.

♪♫ Listen: “Máquina del tiempo” + album stream

Mi Amigo Invencible on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, www – and beehype.

Los Espíritus <BR>“Gratitud”

Los Espíritus

This is one of the bands with a larger audience in Buenos Aires: their shows are always very crowded.

Tropical influences mixed with blues results make “Gratitud” one of the most important albums of the year in Argentina, sounding fresh with the help of local and regional sounds.

Maxi Prietto and Santiago Moraes are the leaders of this band, who have rised very quickly with their very compelling summer vibes.

♪♫ Listen: “Perro Viejo” + album stream

Los Espíritus on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

La suma de todos los tiempos <BR>“Grandes distancias”

La suma de todos los tiempos
“Grandes distancias”

Four guys from Parque Patricios neighbourhood in Buenos Aires started making kraut music from the ashes of Go-Neko, another Argentinean band with kraut rock influences.

However, their musical explorations here are different. Actual choruses explode in the middle of pedals and the dark atmospheres of “Grandes distancias” brings you to the bottom of the sea.

♪♫ Listen: “El sueño de otro lugar” + album stream

La suma de todos los tiempos on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

Mueran Humanos <BR>“Miseress”

Mueran Humanos

Another duo on this list, Carmen and Tomás make up the dark project Mueran Humanos. After several years of being members of great bands like Carmen in Mujercitas Terror and Tomás in Dios, they are now working together in Berlin. For them, a change of city didn’t mean a change of musical roots. They sound as dim and cold as ever.

Their new album, which arrives after 7 years of work, was published via the English label ATP Recordings. “Miseress” includes nine songs filled with the atmosphere in which they are truly experts.

♪♫ Listen: “Miseress

Mueran Humanos on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, www – and beehype.

Ibiza Pareo <BR>“Ibiza Pareo”

Ibiza Pareo
“Ibiza Pareo”

The self-titled first album of the duo Ibiza Pareo was the best-ranked debut on our list. However, the girls from Ibiza Pareo have been in the electronic scene for a couple of years now, being part of other projects like YiLet and Rumanians.

From the very first minute of “Ibiza Pareo”, the listener will be transported to the Egyptian deserts and Caribbean beaches, depending on how long you are tempted to dance.

♪♫ Listen: “Arido Espejismo” + album stream

Ibiza Pareo on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter.

Bestia Bebé <BR>“Jungla de metal 2”

Bestia Bebé
“Jungla de metal 2”

Bestia Bebé’s second album is a clear sample of evolution, sonically and lyrically.

Two years after their celebrated debut as well as hundreds of shows in Buenos Aires and the rest of the country, “Jungla de Metal 2” positions the band as one of the most important in the underground scene.

Their new material brings more distance to the soccer imaginery of their previous album, but closer to pop gems about friendship.

♪♫ Listen: “Fiesta en el barrio” + album stream

Bestia Bebé on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, www.