Aterciopelados is readying for a comeback…
The Latin alternative rock band, led by Andrea Echeverri and Héctor Buitrago, is hard at work on their first studio album since 2008’s Rio, Buitrago tells Billboard.
“We have been playing some new songs on tour and are at work on more,” says Buitrago.
Aterciopelados plans to release the album at the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.
Meanwhile, a DVD by Buitrago and Echeverri will be out in February on Sony Music. It will feature versions of well known Aterciopelados songs recorded live in Bogota with guest artists including Zoé singer León Larregui and Spanish fusionist Macaco.
Echeverri and Buitrago reunited in 2014 to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Aterciopelados after working respective solo projects; the band toured the U.S. in October.
Buitrago has also written the music for Another Word For Beauty, a play by Motorcycle Dairies screenwriter José Rivera.
The play, which will feature a live band, centers on the real-life story of contestants in an inmates’ beauty contest held at Bogota’s Buen Pastor women’s prison in Colombia.
Another Word for Beauty opens at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre on January 16.