Like getting on down to a bit of electro dance music? Like Basque? Then check out Gau Ama (Mother Night), the latest album by Getxo (Bizkaia) band WAS (formerly We Are Standard), a cool blend of catchy house- and rave-inspired tunes just right for the summer that combine English and Basque lyrics and that invoke traditional Basque folkloric airs. Check out the teaser for “Upside Down” below…
… and the full video for “Irrintzi,” a title inspired by the traditional Basque shout. Shout out to WAS!
For more info take a look at the band’s website here.
If you want to learn more about contemporary Basque music, Basque Songwriting: Pop, Rock, Folk by Jon Eskisabel Urtuzaga is a great place to start. You can download the book for free, courtesy of the Etxepare Basque Institute, here.