Porcelana is a female-fronted alternative rock band form Monterrey, Mexico, formed in 2006. The members, currently, are Joselyn “Joss” Paulette (vocals), Marcelo (guitar), Manolo (guitar), Berny (bass), and Pato (drums). Joss replaces the band’s original vocalist Marcela Chao. Porcelana plays addictive alternative rock similar to American indie alt-rockers Faces of March, or Colombia’s V For Volume (whose singer María José Camargo is the sister of Mateo Camargo of Madina Lake). Porcelana‘s self-titled debut, with Marcela on vocals, was released in 2010, and, the follow-up Perverso Deseo, with Joss on vocals, will be released, hopefully, in 2013.
Porcelana (2010) is filled with ten excellent tracks like “Reflector”, “Viaje al Sur” and “Carta a un Ciego”, all with videos, as well as others like “Lo vi Venir” “Fantasmas en la Nieve” and “Escape”. But, my favorite track is “Entre Rosas y Café”. Sadly, there’s no official video for this song, but, it should have been a hit on Mexican rock radio if it wasn’t. “Porcelana”, a tuneful ballad, is another favorite, too. Porcelana is an awesome debut that makes me wish I would have taken Spanish in high school to truly appreciate it’s earnest alternative rock! Watch the videos from this album here:
2010 – Porcelana [Album]
2013(?) – Perverso Deseo [Album]