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Los Lobos: Reborn in East L.A. for New Album Due Aug. 3

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Los Lobos returned to their East L.A. roots in creating the new Tin Can Trust album thats been set for an Aug. 3 release on the Shout! Factory label.

The long-running quintet set up shop in a gritty studio known mostly for recording underground punk and indie bands for its first album of original material in four years.

Los Lobos: Louie Perez, Steve Berlin, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo.

The group had been doing much of its recording in recent years at guitarist-singer-songwriter Cesar Rosas home studio, but Rosas moved recently and hasnt fully set up quarters in his new place.

It gave them a chance to refamiliarize themselves with the the small things they'd missed: the neighborhood King Taco restaurant and the guy down the street with the corn cart, band member David Hidalgo told me during a break in the sessions, which will be explored in depth soon in Calendar.

Along with 10 originals, the band has laid down a cover of the Grateful Deads West L.A. Fadeaway, a nod to their days more than a quarter-century ago opening shows for the Bay Area jam band.

Los Lobos also is planning a summer tour, details of which will be posted on the groups website when they're finalized.

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