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Acid Pie returns to scene with psych rock-packed ‘Watergun’

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Acid Pie released their newest project, “Watergun” on Aug. 19

After two years of being away from the music scene, Acid Pie returned with a more psychedelic sound in their new album, “Watergun.”

The band was formed in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2005 by Rolph Zehntner (vocals, guitar) Adrián Romero (vocals, guitar) Edgar Santiesteban (bass) and Jesús Ávila Rivera (drums). They started out by writing whatever material they could, which later transformed into their first album.

“In 2005 we gathered together to write a couple of songs and recorded demos, but we went our separate way for a while until we gathered again in 2011 to release our first album ‘It Makes Me Feel Like… Wooh!’” Zehntner said.

Inspired by bands such as The Beatles, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and White Stripes, Acid Pie’s sound reflects elements of garage rock, punk, rock & roll and psychedelic rock.

The following year, Acid Pie received a nomination at the Indie-0 Music Awards for Best Punk/Garage Album.”

In 2014 they signed to local record label Electric Social Records, the same year they released their second album “Acid Pie.”

After their self-titled LP, the band released a seven-inch vinyl for their single “Don’t forget About Me” in 2015.

Following the success of their first two studio records and their 2015 single on vinyl, the band decided to take a break from the stage to focus on other projects. However, their experiences up to that point helped shift the band’s focus on their new and upcoming projects.

“After the first (LP), we had non-stop presentations, then after signing with Electric Social and the release of our second album we started to have more shows here in El Paso, and it was a heavy load and we just couldn’t work on new material That’s why it took us longer to release this album,” Zehntner said.

The different shows, audiences and the support from both sides of the border are the reasons why they love doing music.

“Every experience is a different lesson, you learn about the things that work, how to let yourself go as an artist on stage, etc.,” Zehntner said. “With time, the shows change, the audience changes, and I believe the reason why people love doing this is because there always something new to learn.”

After a two-year break, Acid Pie released their new album “Watergun” on Aug. 19. According to the band, the project deals with political themes, adding more psychedelic elements, but always staying true to the rock & roll sound they aim for.

“Rolph and I live here in El Paso and we’ve been closer to all the political issues the country has been going

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Acid Pie returns to scene with psych rock-packed ‘Watergun’