"...a foot-stomping sound that's one part ranchera and one part indie-pop."
-The New Yorker
"The Brooklyn-based, four-piece rock band puts on a show that feels like an outdoor Latin music festival smack dab in the middle of a heated immigration rally."
- Mother Jones
""...glorious and galvanzing. If this is homework, it gets and A.""
-Billboard (review of "En Este Camino")
"Sandra Lilia Velasquez leads the fantastic New York based band Pistolera, which fuses traditional Mexican music with pop rock into something gorgeous and inventive."
- Houston Chronicle
"Pistolera es fuerte. Pistolera es peligrosa. Pistolera es roquerota y rancherota a la vez"
- San Diego Union Tribune
Critically acclaimed New York band Pistolera has toured its accordion-driven dance songs in six different countries since it's debut in 2005. Fans around the world are dancing cumbias to the group's socially conscious songs--en español--about immigrants' rights, war, racism, feminism, and life on the border. Pistolera's third studio album, El Desierto y La Ciudad, takes listeners on a journey between two worlds: the peaceful, spacious deserts of the west and the bustling, urban life of New York City. With an "A" side and a "B" side, the album as a whole presents a rich sonic palette that encompasses rock, latin, dance, and balladic styles, with evocative lyrics and musical interludes that capture the spirit of two very different landscapes. El Desierto y La Ciudad acts as the soundtrack for the life of so many Americans living in, and sometimes between, two cultures.