film set to premiere in the U.S.
By Blurt Staff
Whattaya get when you compile a soundtrack album for a
big-grossing Mexican film and you want to capitalize on its momentum? Why, call
in leading man Gael Garcia Bernal, hip nu-Latin artists such as Mexican
Institute of Sound and Quiero Club and avowed Latin music fans Devendra Banhart
and the Black Lips, of course!
In the process, make sure that Bernal, in character, covers
a classic Cheap Trick song – in this case, a Mexican language version of “I
Want You To Want Me,” which you can view below just so you’ll know we’re not
pulling your leg. Seriously, this has to be seen to believe, right down to the cuchi dancers, the “Macarena”-style
dance steps and the soccer ball.
The film Rudo Y Cursi itself is already a hit in Mexico
ans will make its U.S.
premiere in L.A.
and NYC on May 8, followed by a full national rollout.
Here’s the scoop, courtesy Nacional Records, who will be releasing
the album on June 9:
‘Rudo y Cursi‘
is the first film to reunite superstars Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna since their break-out performances in the
Oscar-nominated “Y Tu Mamá También.” García Bernal and Luna play two brothers
scraping by as laborers in rural Mexico, until one day a scout spies their
friendly game of soccer and sign them on as star athletes for rival teams.
They quickly learn that the high life of top players-fame, money, and beautiful
women-has a dark side. And when their professional rivalry turns bitter and personal,
the brothers see that they must reunite before they lose everything they once
In addition to the
Garcia Bernal song, the soundtrack also features indie rock favorites like Juana
Molina, The Black Lips, and Devendra Banhart performing their own versions of Regional Mexican classics. Nortec
Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible and Mexican Institute
of Sound feat. Saul Hernandez (Jaguares) round out the soundtrack’s
highlights with their own takes on some of their homeland’s most recognizable
The ‘Rudo y Cursi‘ soundtrack is co-produced by Camilo
Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound) and the film’s director
“The idea to record Latin alternative versions of Regional Mexican classics
actually came to me after I saw the movie for the first time,” Lara explains.
“There wasn’t much room for new music and even less room for ‘modern’ music. So
while talking with Carlos we decided it was a really great idea to approach
artists to record new versions.”
- Tato “El Cursi”
Verduzco (Gael Garcia Bernal) – Quiero Que Me
Odio feat. Juan Son – I Want You To Want Me
Molina – Rudo Y Cursi
Banhart – Lindo Cihuatlán
Institute of Sound feat. Saúl Hernández – Árboles De La Barranca
Dioz – Prefiero El Asfalto (Por Puro Gusto)
y Sexys – Amor Platónico
Látigos – Besos Y Caricias
9. Adanowsky – Historia Sin Fin
Malos – Sueño De Amor
Club – Quiero Que Me Quieras
Queers – El Dolor De Micaela
Somos Machos Pero Somos Muchos – Amor del Cielo
Lips – Árboles De La Barranca
Club feat. HC – Pegadito
Ruido! – Mi Amor Contiki (Guaca Tiki Mix)
Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible – Árboles De La Barranca