The indie-tropical beat of Balún

Studio 360

Angélica Negrón, Jose Olivares and Raul Reymundi are friends from Puerto Rico who now live in New York City. And you could say these friends live a double-life together.

During the day, they each go to a normal job — Angélica teaches art, Jose works for the New York City Department of Education and Raul works for a startup.

But at night they play shows as part of the tropical indie band Balún. After an eight-year hiatus, the band, which formed more than a decade ago in San Juan, has released a new album. They talk about their comeback and their new single "El Espanto.”

This story originally appeared on Latino USA.

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