Los Lobos Tin Can Trust on 180g LP
2010's Tin Can Trust served as Los Lobos’ first collection of new original material since 2006's The Town and the City. The Grammy-winning East L.A. band’s lineup has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Louie Pérez (guitar, drums, vocals), David Hidalgo (guitar, violin, accordion, percussion, vocals), Cesar Rosas (guitar, vocals) and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals).
Seven songs on the album are distinguished and genius Hidalgo-Pérez collaborations, including the opening track “I’ll Burn It Down” featuring Susan Tedeschi. Three other numbers were written in whole or in part by Rosas – including the album’s two Spanish-language numbers: the cumbia “Yo Canto” and the norteño “Mujer Ingrata” – and display Los Lobos’ signature seamless infusion of Mexican folk songs into rock music.
Also included on Tin Can Trust is an excellent cover of the Grateful Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway” – offering a nod to the bands’ shared history that extended back to the 1980s when the Angelenos befriended and opened shows for their Northern peers. The album was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album in 2011.
Los Lobos Tin Can Trust Track Listing:
1. Burn It Down
2. On Main Street
3. Yo Canto
4. Tin Can Trust
5. Jupiter Of The Moon
6. Do The Murray
7. All My Bridges Burning
8. West L.A. Fadeaway
9. The Lady And The Rose
10. Mujer Ingrata