Rey Pila is Diego Solorzano, Rodrigo Blanco, Andres Velasco and Miguel Hernandez, though it was born in Mexico City as Solorzano's solo project. The self-titled debut was co-produced by Solorzano and Paul Majahan (TV on the Radio, Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and released in 2011. Rey Pila has toured with the likes of Interpol, Muse, TV on the Radio and Ariel Pink, in addition to their own sold-out headlining concerts in Mexico and abroad.
Nylon calls Solorzano "an absolutely magnetic performer."
The Mexico City quartet signed to Cult Records in the fall of 2013 releasing the “Alexander” 7” single and have been touring in the U.S., UK and Mexico since. In addition to their performance in ACL, Rey Pila will join Cult Records founder and boss, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, in Guadalajara, Mexico and NY's favorite Interpol throughout North America.
Both “Alexander” and “Blast” will be featured on the band’s sophomore full-length album, recorded in New York City with producer Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Beach House/Future Islands), details of which will be announced in the coming months.