“Kinda Fantastic” is Pājaro Sunrise at their poppiest. An uplifting little ditty with lyrics that don’t really mean anything, according to Yuri Méndez, the brain behind most of the group’s second album “Done/Undone”. The B-side sees Yuri paying tribute to the man who changed the course of his musical life at a very early stage: Bruce Springsteen.
Some background info:
Pajaro Sunrise started as a project of Yuri Méndez and Pepe Lopez. Their first and self-titled album, released by Lovemonk Records in November 2006, was critically acclaimed and got a release on Flake in Japan and South Korea. The band got a lot of interest from all over the world and toured around Europe, playing in countries like Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Belgium.
Back home they were voted Fnac Talents of the year and one of the three best domestic bands at the Premios de la Noche awards.
The follow-up, "Done/Undone", released in March 2009, was recorded in much the same way as its predecessor (at home), only this time it was more of a band effort, with Pājaro Sunrise consisting of Yuri, Pepe and the newly incorporated Mario Delgado. However, the group disbanded somewhere along the way with Yuri remaining the sole member, and the result is a mixture of some of the band's songs and many of the tracks Yuri had been recording on his own.
Yuri decided to release the album as a double CD, even though the 22 songs could easily go on one disc. In his own words: “‘Done’ is for everything that was coming to an end, which were many things in my life; ‘Undone’ is for all the new possibilities that came out of that.”