Jul 202011

Sofía Córdova and Matthew Kirkland come from Puerto Rico and Brooklyn, respectively, but when they came together in Oakland as dance-pop act ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, neither forgot their roots. Their self-titled debut looks deep into pop and new wave’s music’s past for forgotten sounds and worldwide grooves. It’s no surprise, then, that for a cover promoting their release, they dug up a gem. The song is “Home,” an early album cut from little-remembered New Wave singer Lene Lovich, and in ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted’s hands it takes on a menacing new tone. Continue reading »