“We contacted XYX on a whim. I knew they had broken up. I had read somewhere that there was an already recorded and unreleased LP. I wasn't aware that one member (ANHELO ESCALANTE) had relocated to Austin. We struck up an email conversation beginning in July of 2011. It took a while to recover the audio, and tie up loose ends, but the final product is something we are very proud of. The music sounds incredible, and a bit heavier than their previously released material. I asked Anhelo to describe the record, and to bring us up to date with the band post XYX... “Teatro Negro was conceived in a pesticide warehouse where we had our home studio in MTY, close to the end of the decade (2009). Some of the songs were recorded more than once and in different settings, some others were thought to be lost in the archives of an old hard drive, and in an outdated audio file type. I was—and still am beyond happy to know that someone is willing to edit this material and release it on a vinyl format, even after a year the project disbanded. We had worked very hard on making this happen. Not only I knew I deserved to see this difficult project finally released, but I felt that it was unfair if everyone else had to be deprived of hearing this as well. Most of the songs included in this LP were known, except for maybe one and a half that were created right in between our last weeks together. I am also delighted to include my favorite XYX song ever: ‘S.P.Y.’ I think of this song as my best song of all times, and as a band anthem as well.” Editionof 300 copies housed in gatefold hand-printed sleeves with bonus full-color magazine made by the band.