The Velvet Voice

Knight Ridder put a story on its wire service about Latina rockers, and it name-dropped all the usual suspects — Ely Guerra, Julieta Venegas, Soraya (who strikes me as being a bit too pop to put in league with Venegas, but I don’t speak Spanish, so I can’t decipher the content of her songs anyway …)

What caught my attention was mention of a solo album by Andrea Echeverri, the lead singer of Aterciopelados. It looks like it’s already been released in South America, but it should hit Stateside in February.

It’s been a few years since Aterciopelados released something other than a greatest hits collection, so it’ll be welcome to hear Echeverri on her own. Judging by the snippets on her site, the album sounds pretty ethereal.