Rodrigo y Gabriela: Mexican thrash metal acoustic guitar instrumentals, by way of Dublin’s busking scene. If you’ve ever seen this duo live, you know the power of their dual assault — his lightning-fast solos, her wrist-flailing percussive strumming — and you know what it does to a crowd, especially that “Stairway to Heaven” cover. (I put video of that after the jump.)
Their new album, 11:11, is due out next Tuesday. But what’s one of the privileges of having the Music Mix bookmarked? That’s right, class! You get to hear stuff early! (Without breaking the law!) So stream “Hanuman,” “Buster Voodoo,” and the title track below, and then let us know what you think in the comments.
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