“Tres Leches put a powerful message in a good time…” Martin Douglas of KEXP wrote, and it is this element that has allowed Tres Leches to reach new growth both in audience and in artistry. The band finds expression for life’s chaos and an escape from societal pre-destiny.
Tres Leches’ presence in the media is ever expanding, their album “Amorfo” finding itself in The Seattle Times, KEXP Blog, The Stranger, Seattle Met and international sources such as NPR, The Big Take Over and Noisey. The band has also opened for Tacocat, Y La Bamba and Summer Cannibals as well as played festivals such as Upstream, Timber!, Treefort, Capitol Hill Block Party and more.
Their visual and audio explorations lead them to sold out shows where Tres Leches uses their enormous energy they receive from their audience and puts it into performance art, audience participation and collaborations.
“Amorfo” translates to “Amorphous”, which the band believes represents the nature of expression and the endless possibilities that come from the vulnerability they share in their writing process. The album art is made by band member Ulises Mariscal who used collage to represent the album’s sound stemming partially from the trio’s ability to be open with each other about their history, challenges and strengths. Mariscal believes that the band members creating across interdisciplinary artistic mediums has enabled the group to open up and be, “without shape”.
The band is inspired by the likes of Benjamin Clementine, Deerhoof, Cafe Tacvba, X, Led Belly, Dios Malos, Gogol Bordello, Os Mutantes and The Clash. Described externally as “art punk”, “psych-tinged rock” and “evocative pop”, Tres Leches lovingly dubs themselves with the genre “Dark Basement”.
Recommended if you like: Parquet Courts, Angel Olsen, Oh Sees, The B-52s, Deerhoof, The Pixies, Minutemen, Mitski, BRONCHO.