Tanto Tiempo EP
It is not necessary to live in The United States or England in this media age where the borders have broken and joined continents to influence the sound of a Mexican band. In Monterrey, one of the most developed cities in Mexico; "Clems" is formed at the end of 2003., Previously known as Airbag, the name was changed due to an existing band also known as Airbag. The band was named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe wife's last name, Virginia Clemm; in an accidental discovery of a book at the University's library Tristan found the name. Ramon and Tristan attended the same school after graduating the junior high, for entertainment they would practice singing the Beatles and Pink Floyd songs, and then they began to search for musicians because of their need to create their own music. Until mid 2003 they met Trigos, because he worked at the same place with Tristan, they had never consider a keyboard for the alignment, we wanted to be four but Trigos was indispensable due to his creativity and the contribution it may bring to the band. Then through an internet chat he was able to meet Jalil, a musician who helped Clems improved their song´s structure trough his bass lines. Finally Christian came along after a really long search for a drummer. A big amount of influences gives to result a characteristic sound in which nostalgic overgrowth by the 70's but always keeping in mind the actuality, obtaining a balance without stagnating either in a same pattern and being totally radical. In general, there wasn\'t a band in Spanish that would satisfy each and everyone\'s musical taste; probably it was one of the main reasons for choosing to write the song lyrics in Spanish when at the beginning most of the lyrics where in English. In Monterrey, they can count with an ever growing member of fans. They've appeared in the most high profile clubs in town, as well as recieved great reviews in local newspaper such as \'\' El Norte\'\', \'\'Milenio\'\' and the Spanish magazine \'\'Indyrock\'\' As supporters of the movement known as Brit-Pop in the 90's, it was flattering for the band to receive through myspace, wishes for success from Alan McGee, and when they found out that Jon Brookes, drummer for The Charlatans, had also mentioned his appreciation for the band, it turned out to be a great motivator for these band members. Currently, they are about to launch their first album, which was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by the band members themselves in their own studio, a purchase the indy band was able to make thanks to a bank loan, are also about to begin filming their first video. Looking back at recent musical history, Latin America has contributed only pop idols to the international music industry. And besides Carlos Santana, has not made it's contribution to Rock 'n Roll, but history is still writing itself one day at a time.