mp3: Gabriel Berrios – a burden

Although Gabriel Berrios has bounced around making music under a few different names for a while now, his sound has always remained fully developed and irresistible.  Carried by chiming guitar hooks and phrases, “a burden” is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Berrios’ songwriting.  “a burden” definitely downplays Berrios’ singing, which has really improved since his days as Tree …

pkelly94mp3: Gabriel Berrios – a burden

mp3: Gabriel Berrios – detail

After putting out some truly stellar demos and tracks over the past few months, Gabriel Berrios has landed at the top of artists I’m really excited about hearing progress.  It may have taken him a few projects to really establish his footing with singing and songwriting, however, Gabriel Berrios has demonstrated on tracks like “the courage” and “detail” his ability …

pkelly94mp3: Gabriel Berrios – detail

mp3: Gabriel Berrios – the courage

Whether he’s been making music as Tree Hopping or Bayatas, I’ve been following the music of Gabriel Berrios for a while now.  I’m not sure if he’s retiring those two projects or not, however, he’s making some of his best and most promising music yet under his own name.  Berrios’ compositions have always stood out for incorporating tropical and latin …

pkelly94mp3: Gabriel Berrios – the courage

mp3: Bayatas- aa

I’m super psyched that Bayatas has started releasing more again.  Although his recordings as the ultra lo-fi and yelpy Tree Hopping are past him, Bayatas is a more fully formed and polished project with some very strong singles already under his belt.  The biggest improvement from Tree Hopping to Bayatas is easily the singing.  While I had no problem with …

pkelly94mp3: Bayatas- aa

mp3: Bayatas- The Hand Effect & What is the Dream

Tree Hopping has gone and moved to Miami and changed his name to Bayatas with a fresh and refined sound.  Gabriel Berrios is still making loud and fast tropicalia infused-punk, however, these new tracks show the kind of growth that we hoped to hear from the artist. While before the lo-fi recording brought just as much bite (specifically in the …

pkelly94mp3: Bayatas- The Hand Effect & What is the Dream