Jarabe de Palo

Jarabe de Palo

New album, U.S. tour coming from Barcelona band

Jarabe de Palo, the Barcelona band known for its laid back bluesy rock sound, has an album arriving Feb. 18 on Nacional Records. A cross-country U.S. tour starts March 15 at New York's B.B. King Blues Club.

Recalling past songs like the band's early hit "Depende," leader Pau Donés engages in some everyday existentialism in the catchy new sing-along song "Hoy No Soy Yo." The video, which has its premiere today on Billboard.com, translates Donés' search for self-identity into images of street fashion.

Jarabe de Palo, whose name is a Spanish expression for corporal punishment, first gained popularity and radio play in the mid-nineties in Spain and Latin America with "La Flaca," the title track of the group's first album, and it remains a Latin alternative classic. A remake of the song from Carlos Santana's new album, featuring Juanes, was released in December. The single debuted at No. 7 on the Latin Digital Songs chart.