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Vetusta Morla is a Spanish indie-rock band originally from the city of Tres Cantos located near Madrid, Spain. The band was formed in 1998 and took its name from the giant old tortoise Morla, a character in the children's book The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. "Vetusta" means "extremely old" or "decrepit" in Spanish.The history of Vetusta Morla began in the summer of 1998 at the José Luis Sampedro Secondary School in Tres Cantos, Madrid, where a few students decided to perform at the institute's culture week and founded a rock band. This project was more like a hobby for the participants; lead singer Pucho was engaged in graphic design, drummer David "el Indio" ("the Indian") Garcia worked as a teacher, guitarist Juan Manuel Latorre had a program on Radio 3, and keyboardist Jorge Gonzalez taught physics. The first demo, "13 Horas Con Lucy" ("13 Hours With Lucy") was released in 2000 and won a few local music awards. Winning the Concurso de Rock de La Elipa en 2001 brought them to the attention of a professional producer, David Hyam, who produced the band's first EP, La Cuadratura Del Circulo, which wasn't released until 2003. At the end of 2001, the new bass-player, Alvaro Baglietto replaced Alejandro Notario and from then, the band's composition has not been changed.For several years Vetusta Morla tried unsuccessfully to find a label. Indie music labels were not attracted to the commercial sound of the band and large ones did not see prospects for their music. The situation changed in 2006, when, after performing at the international Festival Anti-Crise in Beirut, the musicians decided to start working on the project seriously and quit their day jobs to fully devote themselves to music. To solve the problem of lacking a label, they created their own, Pequeño Salto Mortal (Little Fatal Leap).Due to the "hobby" aspects of the project, Vetusta Morla performed intensively at various festivals and on radio and received some awards but their first album wasn't released until February 2008, after the band had been in existence for almost a decade. This album, titled Un día en el mundo (A Day in the World), contained twelve songs, one of which, "La Marea" ("The Tide"), had first been released on the La cuadratura del círculo EP in 2003. By the end of the year, Un día en el mundo appeared on almost every music chart in Spain and was called the best Spanish debut rock album. That same year Vetusta Morla went on their first big tour. Three years later, in the spring of 2011, the band released their second album, Mapas (Maps), which also became popular. It had a more complex and minor-key sound than Un día en el mundo. The next year, having rich tour experience and two full-length albums, the band decided to undertake an experiment by recording with the Regional Symphony Orchestra of Murcia in order to raise money for the restoration of the Narciso Yepes Conservatory building in the city of Lorca, which had been damaged in an earthquake in May 2011. The concert was officially released almost a year later in the spring of 2012.Later that same year, the band completed another interesting experiment and released an original soundtrack album for a video game called Los Rios De Alice (Rivers of Alice) from Delirium Studios. The disc consists mainly of instrumental compositions with only one track, "Los Buenos" ("The Good Ones"), a song in their usual style.At the end of 2013, the band announced the release of their third album, La Deriva (Drift). The first single "Golpe maestro" ("Masterstroke") was released in Spain on February 23, 2014, and the album itself on April 8, 2014. This was accompanied by numerous concerts and music videos. Their, Mismo sitio, distinto lugar (Same site, different place), was recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin and released on November 10, 2017.In 2017, the band took part in an unusual audiovisual project from the Spanish national broadcaster Radio 3. Called Suena Guernica, (Singing Guernica), it commemorated the 80th anniversary of the painting of the same name by Pablo Picasso. As part of this project, famous Spanish musicians performed several songs in a front of the painting, which hangs in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. Vetusta Morla performed three songs: "Alto!" and "Golpe Maestro" from their third album and "Puente de los franceses", a folk song from the Spanish Civil War.In 2020, the band released an experimental album MSDL - Canciones dentro de canciones ("Songs in Songs"), which the musicians themselves describe as a nesting doll, where the songs from the fourth album were rethought in a different format. In 2021, they announced the upcoming release of a sixth studio album, Cable a Tierra (Cable to Earth).

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Palmeras En La Mancha - MSDL3:49
Baldosas Amarillas4:17
Cenas Ajenas4:03
Mi Suerte4:42
Escudo Humano4:35
Canción De Vuelta3:53
Boca En La Tierra3:47
Maldita Dulzura3:48
El Hombre Del Saco3:06
Los Días Raros6:28
En El Río3:08
Lo Que Te Hace Grande4:13
El Discurso del Rey3:42
Cyber Monday3:37
23 de Junio - MSDL3:01
Deséame Suerte3:49
Al Final De La Escapada3:53
La Virgen de La Humanidad3:04
Consejo de Sabios - MSDL4:34
Te Lo Digo A Ti2:27
La Vieja Escuela4:13
La Diana2:45
El Imperio del Sol2:57
El Telón3:00
Corazón de Lava4:16
Puñalada Trapera3:33
Si Te Quiebras3:38
Palabra Es Lo Único Que Tengo3:14
No Seré Yo4:30
Los Días Raros [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]10:52
Consejo de Sabios6:28
Saharabbey Road [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]6:02
Finisterre [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:40
No Seré Yo [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:28
Palabra Es lo Único Que Tengo [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:12
Boca en la Tierra [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:39
Al Final de la Escapada [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]5:54
Te lo Digo a Ti [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]2:47
La Diana [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:29
La Virgen de La Humanidad [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:16
23 de Junio [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:35
La Vieja Escuela [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:55
Puñalada Trapera [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:37
El Hombre del Saco [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]2:42
Cuarteles de Invierno [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:17
Los Abrazos Prohibidos3:42
Presentación [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]0:53
El Imperio del Sol [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:18
Voluntades [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]0:46
Maldita Dulzura [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:06
Copenhague [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]5:04
Si Te Quiebras [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]5:57
Bienvenida [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]0:54
Golpe Maestro [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:01
Lo Que Te Hace Grande [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:13
Despedida [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]0:23
Palmeras en la Mancha [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:02
Sálvese Quien Pueda [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]3:51
Brindis de Dionisos [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]0:40
Corazón de Lava [Directo Estadio Metropolitano]4:20
La Sábana de Mis Fantasmas3:26

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