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Delorean is an alternative dance band based in Barcelona.

Less than two weeks ago, while on tour in Mexico City, the band was kidnapped by the members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel posing as police officers!

From Delorean’s Facebook page: “On Monday morning October 7th we received a phone call at our hotel room in Mexico City from a person posing as a hotel security officer. We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel.

What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers. ‘Thanks to the fantastic work of the National Police in Spain, Ertzantza, Interpol and the Federal Police in Mexico, we were successfully rescued yesterday morning.

While it would be convenient to blame Mexico, that would not be sound. This could have occurred anywhere in the world. Our hope is that this situation will bring attention to the abuse that we were subjected to by our kidnappers, so that other travelers do not fall victim in the future.

This has been extremely difficult for us and our families. At this time we have no further comment and we ask that you respect our privacy so that we can return to normality in our lives.”

The band has cancelled their tour for the rest of the year.

“Destitute Time” is from their latest album Apar.


The world of music is cyclical and goes into hiatus a few weeks before Christmas and into the new year. Slowly new music is released in January and gains momentum later in the winter flowing into the spring.

Bands that enthralled me last year included Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Avi Buffalo, Badly Drawn Boy, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, Best Coast, Blonde Redhead, Delorean, The Drums, Dum Dum Girls, Eminem, Girl Talk, Glasser, Gorillaz, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Karen Elson, Laura Marling, Lykke Li, Matt & Kim, Mumford & Sons, The National, No Age, Perfume Genius, Phoenix, School of Seven Bells, She & Him, Shearwater, Sleigh Bells, Stars, Titus Andronicus and Warpaint.

And The xx continued to give me great pleasure.

Here you will hear the best new music as it becomes available.

Next week we will have an exclusive Cure video.

Happy New Year indeed.

Oedipus Podcast #8: New Music for a Long Weekend

Laura Marling-“Devil’s Spoke”
Kate Nash-“Kiss That Grrl”
Janelle Monae-“Tightrope”
Cypress Hill (feauring Evidence and The Alchemist)-“Pass the Dutch”
In Tall Buildings-“The Way to a Monster’s Lair”
Matt Pond PA-“Starting”
Dum Dum Girls-“It Only Takes One Night”
Archie Bronson Outfit-“Magnetic Warrior”
Delorean-“Stay Close”
22-20’s-“Latest Heartbreak”
Janelle Monae (featuring Big Boi)-“Tightrope”

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