Video premiere: Salt Petal, ‘Por La Luna’


“Sea Monster,” the self-released 2013 album by multi-culti indie-rockers Salt Petal, continues to make friends and influence people. The group’s mix of tropical-flavored indie rock, cumbia, Latin folk and soul has received recent attention in the U.K. from Songlines Magazine, which tabbed the upbeat single “Por La Luna” as a winner in its world music competition. The band—Autumn Harrison, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Jesse Herrera, Hiroo Nakano, Dayna Richards, Fabio Santana and Pete Orlanski—also was approached by young filmmaker Camille Stochitch, an award winner for her short “Interstate,” about making a video for “Por La Luna.” Working with cinematographer Ludovia Isidori, the director creates a montage that captures the exuberance of Salt Petal, a winning feeling in any language.

||| Live: Salt Petal plays at Old Towne Pub on Feb. 22 and at the Echo on March 6.

||| Previously: “Darkest Hours,”“Pico,”“Por La Luna”