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Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Shout! Factory

For nearly 40 years, Los Lobos has been an inspiring model of consistency in the world of rock and roll. It's difficult (if not impossible) to think of bands over the past four decades that have maintained the same line-up and continue to engage at such a high level as Los Lobos do on their brand new studio album, Tin Can Trust.

It's not absurd to ponder what a band like Los Lobos still has left to say or accomplish for that matter. On Tin Can Trust, the band's first new album since 2006's The Town And The City, it's a reminder of how great this band can be at using music to reflect current social and/or economic challenges many of us are facing. For the quintet from East L.A., their geography plays into the record quite a bit as you might imagine. Included on this latest collection is a fabulous, fitting version of the Grateful Dead’s "West L.A. Freeway." And they give an abridged history lesson on the album closer "27 Spanishes."

Trust may be the operative word in the title of the new album. Reason being is from the first notes of "Burn It Down" there is instant comfort and familiarity. So much about Los Lobos has to do with the atmosphere they create. Whether on a bluesy-rock groove to a song like "On Main Street" or the hip-shaking, Spanish sung "Yo Canto" it always feels and sounds right. And while we at this point know what to expect from Los Lobos, quite simply they deliver.

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