La Buena Vida

Real Name:
Mikel Aguirre, Javier Sánchez, Raúl Sebastián, Pedro San Martín, José Luis Lanzagorta
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The Spanish indie pop outfit La Buena Vida were formed in San Sebastian during the summer of 1988 by singer Irantzu Valencia, guitarists Mikel Aguirre and Javier Sanchez, bassist Pedro San Martin, keyboardist Borja Sanchez, and drummer Raul Sebastian. Inspired by a shared affection for classic pop ranging from the Beatles to the Smiths, La Buena Vida proceeded to spend the next four years honing their soft, shimmering sound in relative seclusion, in that time composing over 100 songs; they finally signed to the fledgling Siesta label in 1992, soon issuing their debut EP, Historia de un Verano. La Buena Vida's full-length debut followed in October 1993, and six months later the band resurfaced with the EP Mira a Tu Alrededor. By the time of 1994's Los Mejores Momentos, La Buena Vida were among the best-selling acts on the Spanish indie scene, but after issuing the Magnesia EP in mid-1995, they dropped from sight for well over a year, finally resurfacing in the spring of 1997 with the Louis Philippe-produced Soidemersol, after which founding member Borja Sanchez left the group. However, Soidemersol in fact signaled the beginning of a second phase of the band, which stretched well into the 2000s. La Buena Vida's subsequent releases have included Panorama (1999), Eureka (2000), Hallelujah! (2001), Harmonica (2002), Album (2005), and Vidania (2006). Vocalist Irantzu Valencia departed the group in early 2009.

Main parallel bands of La Buena Vida members were: El Joven Bryan Superstar and Daily Planet (4) with Aventuras de Kirlian and Le Mans member Ibon Errazkin.
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Albums

La Buena Vida - La Buena Vida album art La Buena Vida La Buena Vida (Album) Siesta Spain 1993 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - La Buena Vida album art La Buena Vida La Buena Vida (Album, EP) Siesta Spain 1994 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Soidemersol album art La Buena Vida Soidemersol (Album) Siesta, Mercury Spain 1997 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Panorama album art La Buena Vida Panorama (Album) Siesta Spain 1999 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Eureka album art La Buena Vida Eureka (MiniAlbum) Siesta Spain 2000 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Hallelujah! album art La Buena Vida Hallelujah! (Album) Siesta Spain 2001 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Harmónica album art La Buena Vida Harmónica (MiniAlbum) Siesta Spain 2002 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Álbum album art La Buena Vida Álbum (Album) Sinnamon Records Spain 2003 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Vidania album art La Buena Vida Vidania (Album) Sinnamon Records Spain 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SIESTA 07 La Buena Vida - La Buena Vida album art La Buena Vida La Buena Vida(7", EP, Ltd, Num) Siesta SIESTA 07 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
Siesta 17 La Buena Vida - Mira A Tu Alrededor album art La Buena Vida Mira A Tu Alrededor(7", EP, Num) Siesta Siesta 17 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Magnesia album art La Buena Vida Magnesia (EP) Siesta Spain 1995 Sell This Version
none La Buena Vida - En Bicicleta album art La Buena Vida En Bicicleta(CD, Single, Promo) RCA none Spain 1996 Sell This Version
Siesta 35 La Buena Vida - Pacífico album art La Buena Vida Pacífico(CD, Single, Promo) Siesta Siesta 35 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
Siesta 39 La Buena Vida - Desde Hoy En Adelante album art La Buena Vida Desde Hoy En Adelante(CD, Single, Promo) Siesta Siesta 39 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
Siesta 91 La Buena Vida - Tormenta En La Mañana De La Vida album art La Buena Vida Tormenta En La Mañana De La Vida(CD, Single) Siesta Siesta 91 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
CFF 9 La Buena Vida - Más Dura Será La Caída album art Fangoria + La Buena Vida Fangoria + La Buena Vida - Más Dura Será La Caída(CD, Single) Club Fan Fatal CFF 9 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
Siesta 127 La Buena Vida - Qué Nos Va A Pasar album art La Buena Vida Qué Nos Va A Pasar(CD, Single) Siesta Siesta 127 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
SIN01 CDS PR La Buena Vida - Un Actor Mejicano album art La Buena Vida Un Actor Mejicano(CD, Single, Promo) Sinnamon Records SIN01 CDS PR Spain 2003 Sell This Version
SIN05CDS La Buena Vida - Los Planetas album art La Buena Vida Los Planetas(CD, Single) Sinnamon Records SIN05CDS Spain 2003 Sell This Version
SIN 02 CDS PR La Buena Vida - hh:mm:ss album art La Buena Vida hh:mm:ss(CD, Single, Promo) Sinnamon Records SIN 02 CDS PR Spain 2003 Sell This Version
SIN22CDS La Buena Vida - La Mitad De Nuestras Vidas album art La Buena Vida La Mitad De Nuestras Vidas(CD, Single) Sinnamon Records SIN22CDS Spain 2006 Sell This Version
La Buena Vida - Viaje Por Países Pequeños album art La Buena Vida Viaje Por Países Pequeños (EP, Single) El Volcán Música Spain 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

SIESTA • 208, SIESTA 208 La Buena Vida - Sencillos album art La Buena Vida Sencillos(Box, Ltd, Har + 5xCD, EP, Comp, RE, Car) Siesta, Siesta SIESTA • 208, SIESTA 208 Spain 2006 Sell This Version