Sony Masterworks announces the release of Presente, the new album by Latin Grammy-winning band Bajofondo, available March 5, 2013. The album’s title refers to what the band is at the present moment: a stirring mix of tango, milonga, folklore, rock, hip-hop, electronica, jazz, classical, and a world of sounds from the RÃo de la Plata, the river that separates and unites Argentina and Uruguay. One of the most acclaimed live acts in the world, Bajofondo’s Presente is also the biggest “present” (both in size and scope) the band has delivered to diehard fans and new converts: an epic 21-track high energy tour de force that blends a multitude of traditionally dichotomous genres seamlessly.
“After playing in virtually all corners of the world, having Sony Masterworks as our new home could not be more appropriate to present the album that most closely resembles what we are as a live band,” said Gustavo Santaolalla, Bajofondo’s decorated founder and producer (winner of a Golden Globe, 2 Oscars, 2 Grammys, and 12 Latin Grammys). “The music that comes out of the RÃo de la Plata has a distinctive accent but is universal. We could not have been in better hands.”