Equal parts Punk, Metal, Pop, Shoegaze and Cabaret, the critically-acclaimed underground sextet, Descartes a Kant (Guadalajara, Mexico) have made a real name for themselves as an otherworldly, unpredictable theatrical live act. So much so that even the Wall Street Journal chimed to say that “trying to describe their music is to do it a disservice. It’s loud, racy, incredibly imaginative, sophisticated, funny and wild; it’s as if the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronted Albert Ayler with Frank Zappa conducting”. They’re considered one of the leading lights in the vibrant, ever-evolving Mexican experimental underground and are now poised to gain greater international acceptance.
Lead by strong female characters, their earlier two releases Paper Dolls (an intense and bipolar short song hardcore album, ode to multiple personality) and Il Visore Lunatique (a tribute on psychiatric disorders that goes from hip-hop to a bizarre broadway style musical) led them to perform and thrill both club and festival audiences all over the world – including Mexico, USA, Russia, Brazil, etc – and share bills with The Melvins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, Explosions in the Sky and Slayer.
After their latest album, Victims Of Love Propaganda, first USA based release and recorded by legendary Steve Albini, the group was invited by Dave Lombardo (Slayer) to be the opening act for their new band Dead Cross on tour, as well performing in festivals such as Roskilde, Iceland Airwaves, a headlining slot at Colombia’s biggest festival Rock al Parque, among others.
"When you try to restore a broken heart, many question marks are to be
enlightened. So the interior of the human sentiment drains this new work, giving life to an album full of ups and downs that speak of the lacerating state of love and its dissipation; the devastation and healing process. Victims Of Love Propaganda is a love autopsy" says front-woman and founder Sandrushka Petrova.