FTR Fanzine: Another Way To Learn About Uruguayan Bands

by Emilio Pérez Miguel on March 3, 2011

I have been writing about unsigned and independent Uruguayan artists for over a year now, and the feedback I get makes it clear you enjoy the coverage. So, it’s only fair to assume you would like to know even more.

ftr for the retarded

Well, those of you who understand Spanish can check this new fanzine. It is named FTR (“For The Retarded” – talk about self-deprecating humor!), and it’s devoted to Uruguayan artists that are yet to achieve mass recognition. And the site is worth a try even if your understanding of Spanish is not spotless – you will still get to listen to all the MP3s that are featured.

I know, I know, that feels like going to the librarian and asking him for books that have big pictures only. Hey, but in the same way a picture paints a thousand words, the MP3s which are included on FTR convey all that is said on the actual posts. Just follow Bob Dylan’s immortal advice: “Don’t think twice, it’s alright”.

Plus, this fanzine has bands that I’m not covering in my natural life. And since I don’t believe in reincarnation, there is no chance I’m covering them at any later date.

So, FTR is where you will find all the info you could ever need to become the focus of attention. I mean, have you ever tried it? Exclaiming aloud as an American Pie-esque party is heightening “Hey, I’ve discovered this unsigned band from Uruguay that is the millennium…!” If that doesn’t single you out, then nothing will.

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