Patrón (pronounced with a mexican accent and an “r” that rolls under the tongue like a jelly bean soaked in lysergic acid) could be the premonitory soundtrack to Roberto Rodriguez’s next feature film, if it were set in a post-apocalyptic and degenerative Las Vegas where the only chance of salvation would be Barry White’s resurrection.
Patrón is the new project of Lo (aka Patrón) frontman of the band Loading Data. The self-titled debut album was produced by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell…) and also happens to be the last album ever recorded at 11AD, his legendary studio in Los Angeles.
Patrón had friends come record on the album : Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bronx…), Barrett Martin (Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Tuatara…), Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator), Aurélien Barbolosi (Aston Villa, Elliott Murphy)…
Patrón is a digestion of influences, a new entity, a sort of Frankenstein creature, borrowing as much from stoner rock, fifties rock n roll, the Rat Pack as from 80s pop.
Patrón is sexy, it’s groovy, it’s loud and heavy.