Dominican-New Yorker Juan Alvarez (AKA WaMoo Papez [pronounced Payps]) mines indie rock, shoegaze, and dream pop sounds, distilling beats, vocals, and blips and rendering them as gothic & ethereal electronica, similar to the haunting sounds of Burial. If you listen closely, you may find bits of Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Beirut, and other indie rock mainstays blended in the ether of WaMoo Papez. He also lays down beats for the NY hip hop troupe, Warrior Monks, which “rap about mystic gangsta shit“.
Check Out: Little Fish [mp3]
Check Out: Saratoga [mp3]
Stream/Download: We Float
Also check out new single (from forthcoming album): “Poppy”