Y La Bamba is an indie folk band led by singer, songwriter, guitarist Luz Elena Mendoza who worked out of Portland, Oregon most of her musical career, then moved to Guadalajara at the end of '10s. Their music covers a range of styles between indie rock and indie folk, though more prominently, it also incorporates various Mexican musical traditions and strong latin beats. They have developed an organic sound where each of these elements fits in nice and snug. The result is music with an intricate texture and subtlety. The instrumentation and the vocal delivery can have quite a dream pop quality at times, with Mendoza even channelling the feel of the great Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins occasionally, then flipping right back into an intimate solo guitar piece with a pure folk feel. The songs freely alternate between English and Spanish, though Mendoza has been preferring Spanish more in recent years.