REY PILA - THE FUTURE SUGAR
Rey Pila was born in Mexico City in 2009 as a solo project by Diego Solorzano. His self-titled, debut full-length, co-produced by Solorzaon and Paul Majahan (TV on the Radio/Liars/Yeah Yeah Yeahs) garnered tremendous praise in Mexico and attention abroad from outlets such as NYLON and SPIN, and was supported by tours with the likes of TV on the Radio, Muse and Ariel Pink.
Rey Pila's current lineup of Solorzano with Rodrigo Blanco, Andres Velasco and Miguel Hernandez moved to New York City in late 2012 and enlisted producer Chris Coady (Beach House/Wavves/Smith Westerns) to begin work on their sophomore album. Some months later, the album unexpectedly caught the attention of Julian Casablancas, blasting from the speakers of an office, and he signed Rey Pail to his label, Cult Records, releasing the single "Alexander" in late 2013.
Rey Pila toured across the western half of North America last fall, supporting Interpol, appearing twice on "Last Call with Carson Daly", and performing at Austin City Limits Festival, where the Austin American Statesman asked, "Is Rey Pila the coolest band performing at Austin City Limits?" and led Consequence of Sound to say, "[Rey Pila] might be [Cult Records] true secret weapon, a goldmine of hits waiting to be obsessed upon."
Arts & Crafts is now set to release the band's sophomore album, The Future Sugar on July 17th, and the band just wrapped a month-long North American tour with The Rentals, and will return to North America in July to take part in the first ever RUIDO Fest in Chicago, July 12, along with dates in Toronto, New York City, and Montauk, NY.