The Avantist is truly the whole package. Not only is their sound a really great fusion of melodic indie, frantic prog and Latin rock, but their story – four brothers from Chicago’s South Side whose father was a well-known Mariachi musician – is begging for a screenwriter. I’ve been a fan of The Avantist for years, so it was a pleasure to sit down with singer Fernando Arias and guitarist David Arias for a casual conversation about the band’s very fun orgin story, their highly entertaining social media channels (here’s their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and their new song, “Veneno”, which was recorded exclusively for LoudLoopPress.com by our very own Damian Wiseman. “Veneno” can be downloaded for free below and/or can be streamed in the Bandcamp sidebar to the right.
*Podcast theme music is “Clerestory Windows” by Velocicopter