The five member band Vadoinmessico describes their international sound as “Mediterranean alternative folk with a bit of psychedelic rock thrown in the mix.” Band members hail from Italy, Mexico, Austria, and England and they are currently based in London. Their uplifting sound seems nostalgic and joyful at once, as if they are embarking on a long-awaited vacation or returning home. The name Vadoinmessico translates to “I am going to Mexico” in Italian so I am probably not far off. They sound a bit like Vampire Weekend, true, but with less of a nod to (rip-off of?) Paul Simon.
Although the video follows a pair of cats, and normally all internet videos featuring cats should be avoided, this is non-cutesy enough to be worth the three minutes. The video’s director, Kent Hugo, works with real world images, drawings, and cutouts to create a continuously shifting work of art. Vadoinmessico performed at SXSW back in March, and even scored a spot at NPR’s Tiny SXSW concert. They don’t appear to have any upcoming shows outside of the UK soon, but we’ll keep you posted when we hear otherwise.
Vadoinmessico – In Spain: