Unleashed - SPECIAL EDITION

Angry Chiwawah

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Described as a dynamic rock band with Latin rhythms and grooves, heavy guitars, and strong melodies this album was originally recorded in a bedroom studio and released in 2001.

THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION ITEM WITH ADDITIONAL UNRELEASED TRACKS.

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WHO

Angry Chiwawah is lead by multi-talented Carlos Villalobos. Raised in Chicago, Carlos learned to play drums, bass, piano and guitar before spending his teens playing drums in rock, pop, and blues bands. In his early 20's he began writing and producing songs for artists in R&B, Pop, Rock, Electronica, Christian, and Jazz/New Age genres as well as doing studio session work for major labels/artists. In 1998 he signed with Higher Octave/Virgin Records with his instrumental project, ESPERANZA (i.e., Gypsy Kings) and made Los Angeles his new home.

SOUND

He's always been into heavier music, though, and soon ventured off into his ultimate project: ANGRY CHIWAWAH - a rock band with heavy guitars, eerie synth textures, and Latin rhythms and drum loops. Inventive nylon guitar textures with vocal hooks and melodies abound. It's solid rock, falling somewhere between Linkin Park's commercialism and the arcane inventiveness of Filter or Nine Inch Nails. ~ review by CD BABY ~


ANGRY CHIWAWAH also has all twelve songs from their first independent album, "UNLEASHED" (Alistar/Rhodium) featured on MTV's Real World, Road Rules, Making of The Band, Battle of the Sexes and several other reality shows as well as CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, How I Met Yor Mother, Close to Home and many more.
 
FEEDBACK & REVIEWS


"The rich Flamenco style and heavy rhythmic drive of 'Angry Chiwawah' is totally original and with great lyrics and arrangements -- this music is a total head rush -- God help me -- I just can't turn it off!


-Mike Score, "A Flock of Seagulls"

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"This band's music is not only awesome, the band members are S-E-X-Y!!! They are going to be huge! I love that they have hidden tracks on the CD done acoustic style too, very classy. Very hot."


-Krista Allen (Actress,Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management)


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"Angry Chiwawah is totally bitchin’. I am looking forward to listening to it some more. You sure know how to make rock music. My girls love the title and picture on the CD cover... if you need any musical contacts let me know..."


-Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean)


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"I have the luxury of choosing what projects to accept. Angry Chiwawah has been one of my favorites. The songs are great, the production is awesome, and its market potential is virtually undeniable"


-Brian "Big Bass" Garnder, Bernie Grundman Mastering


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"Pound for pound, Angry Chiwawah has the most ferocious bite of any new band I've seen! The melodies are awesome, and the arrangements always take the right turn to keep you intrigued. Great sound and overall song sense make these guys a killer in the new age of rock. Woof!"


-Kelly Hansen (Lead singer, Hurricane & FOREIGNER)


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"I first heard the song "Suddenly" featured on the Real World Vegas episode and out of all the songs featured on that same episode I was floored. What a beautifully arranged song. I looked all over MTV and the Net to find the song and artist. I was in love with "Suddenly" and couldn't wait to discover this band."


-Asiatu Aruna, Maryland


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"I'm very interested in the CD because I work for a Radio Station (Radio Quer 104,6)...so we could play it in our show and we can help you to promote your music... The music rocks!"


-Armin Straub (Radio Quer 104.6, Germany)


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"Angry Chiwawah is hot! The music is hot. The band is hot. I listen to them all the time"


-Alicia Rickter (Model and Actress)


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"Angry Chiwawah is one of my favorite bands of all time! I listen to their CD almost every day. Carlos Villalobos is extraordinarily talented!"


-Brande Roderick (Model and Actress)


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"As everyone knows I've been around the music business for a long time and I've heard it all. Carlos and the Chiwawah’s are pure unadulterated explosive talent. These guys aren't the typical pussy rockers you see around town all the time. These guys can really play. When these guys perform, I'm there."


-Neal Baddin/Mr Outpost/ Mr Hollywood


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"Angry Chiwawah is hard, heavy, and melodic, driving high energy alternative rock n roll. It's musically complex, catchy, and most of all, current. Carlos Villalobos pours his heart out on this disk. With it's latin influences, "Unleashed" needs to be recognized as a musical breakthrough. Angry Chiwawah deserves national recognition and billing on one of the large summer tours of 2007!!!


-Cutter (Music Fanatic)


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"I haven't heard a whole lot of great music being released recently, but after hearing "Unleashed," I'd have to say Angry Chiwawah changed my mind. The music is awesome, the band loaded with talent, and the song writing is fresh. On a trip to LA, I caught the band at the Knitting Factory and what a show? What a great evening and got a chance to meet the band. Definitely a group of musicians on the rise. If you don't have the CD, get it now and start enjoying some kickass tunes. Can't wait for the next CD release."


-Chris Schuyler, San Diego, CA


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"Unleashed is a great album. The songs feature powerful choruses, tasty instrumentations and a balanced range of sounds. It's all I need to enjoy a record. Watch out for the hidden tracks! I saw these guys live too and it was a pleasure to see them mastering both plugged and unplugged shows.


- Antoine Gautier (drummer)


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"My favorite song is "What Would You Do" - it captures the heart and soul..."


-Darren Allen Moore, Los Angeles, CA


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"Thank you for the excellent cd!!!... I look forward to having my friends hear it..."


-Joan Cassese


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"Sign me up. You guys sound friggin' sweet!"


-Mark Fulton


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"I would like to join the Angry Chiwawah Fan Club! This stuff sounds great! Hook me up!"


-Jessica Brumbly


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"Awesome!... These songs are great!..."


-Anne Murata (Murata Creative)


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"...I know it's going to be the bomb!"


-Lance Motogawa (LStar Productions)


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"...you now have three more outrageous fans! When I picked up my girls this past Thursday, I brought your CD with me, for them to listen to and they just loved it! ... I gave them the website so they could give it to their friends. Their next questions were, "When is he going on tour?" "Can we go?". I told them when you come to our area they can go! Then they asked if they could get back stage! They are too funny!!!"


-Regina Garber



ANGRY CHIWAWAH NEWS


CHICAGO, APRIL 6, 2004
Angry Chiwawah - Unleashed now available on iTunes. Click here to download the iTunes Music Store software to enable you to browse the store and make a purchase. If you already have iTunes installed on your computer, click here to go directly to Angry Chiwawah's music page in the iTunes music store.


CHICAGO, November 21, 2003
Angry Chiwawah's "What Would You Do", is recognized as one of the Top 20 Songs in the Nation being played on XM Radio's "Unsigned" channel (XM 52). XM's Unsigned is the first, and only, national audio platform dedicated to unsigned, independent, and emerging artists.


PARIS, FRANCE, June 10, 2003
MTV's The Real World featured "I Don't Care Anymore", track 12 from Angry Chiwawah - Unleashed on this week's episode, Episode 3 of The Real World Paris.


LAS VEGAS, January 28, 2003
MTV's Real World featured "Who Do U Think U're Foolin'", track 3 from Angry Chiwawah - Unleashed on this week's episode, Episode 19 of Real World - Las Vegas. Additionally, MTV's Battle of the Sexes featured "You Will Be Mine", "Turns to Stone", and "Frio" in Episodes 4 and 5. To purchase Unleashed, click here.


LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2003
MTV's Real World featured "Please" and "Suddenly", tracks 2 and 5 from Angry Chiwawah - Unleashed on this week's episode, Episode 16 of Real World - Las Vegas.


HOLLYWOOD, November 10, 2002
Angry Chiwawah performed a private unplugged concert at Stages Hollywood outdoor theatre. Video clips will be available on here and on the band's website soon. Over 12 minutes of unplugged, accoustic music is available on Angry Chiwawah's debut album as hidden tracks found after track 12 on the CD. To purchase the CD, click here.


HOLLYWOOD, November 8, 2002
Angry Chiwawah's CD Release Party at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood a huge success. The band is now in talks with several agents and tour managers regarding regional and national tours, and some of the world's most recognized companies for tour sponsorship. The CD can be purchased at special holiday pricing here: buy CD.


CHICAGO, October 1 , 2002
Angry Chiwawah: Unleashed is featured in the current (November) issue of Playboy Magazine in the Playmate News section. Playboy's corporate website states, "almost 10 million American adults read Playboy every month, and the magazine's U.S. total paid circulation of 3.15 million is larger than that of Esquire, GQ, and Rolling Stone combined."


CHICAGO, July 17, 2002
Angry Chiwawah has been added to playlists at over 90 college radio stations across the country, and has been charting in the Top 30 at many of those stations. Other artists on those same Top 30 lists include Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Weezer, Eminem, Nickelback, P. Diddy, Dirty Vegas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elvis Costello, and Fat Boy Slim.


CHICAGO, June 12, 2002
Angry Chiwawah is added to playlists of 25 college radio stations across the country in its first week of promotion, which puts it on the National Top 20 List for CMJ's top adds to college radio. Other labels with artists on that same list included Epic, Hollywood, Warner Bros., Artemis, Virgin, and Columbia.


HOLLYWOOD, October 26, 2001
Angry Chiwawah’s debut album, “Unleashed” gets mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner at Bernie Grundmand Mastering in Hollywood. Brian is considered to be one of the best in the business and his credits include Blink 182, Linkin Park, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Fight Club Movie Score, Limp Bizkit, Shaggy, and Sting.


CHICAGO, July 1, 2001
Rhodium launches Angry Chiwawah website. www.angrychiwawah.com. Site includes hi-fi streaming audio.


LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2001
Rhodium Records signs Angry Chiwawah (Alistar Records), - a rock band with heavy guitars, eerie synth textures, and Latin rhythms and drum loops. Inventive nylon guitar textures with vocal hooks and melodies abound. It's solid rock, falling somewhere between Linkin Park's commercialism and the arcane inventiveness of Filter or Nine Inch Nails.

The band is lead by multi-talented Carlos Villalobos, who in 1998 signed with Virgin Records/Higher Octave for his instrumental project, Esperanza. Villalobos, who is also producing the debut Angry Chiwawah album, has done production work and studio session work for over 50 artists and many significant labels, including A&M, Atlantic, EMI, Warner Chappell/Trinity Music, Polygram, Jive, Hollywood Records, Alistar Records, Virgin, and Sony. His work has been heard on HBO’s Sex and the City, and he was the writer, producer, and performed all of the original music for Baywatch Hawaii.


 

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