Beto Hale

Though he has only recently released his second album, Beto Hale has been a musician nearly his entire life. Performing at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City when he was eleven, Hale got an early start crafting his unique blend of pop-punk, Brit-pop, and New Wave. He learned the drums when he was eight, the guitar when he was ten, and the piano when he was in high school. After graduating, he joined the chart-topping Mexican pop band Timbiriche for a short stint before making his way to the U.S., where he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. Once he finished school for good, Hale joined pop-punk band the Cogs and recorded two albums with them before taking a musical break and a job as an assistant editor at a Spanish music magazine. In 2004 he quit to make music professionally and began working on

American Mythology

, his sophomore album that ranges in melodies, genres, and — with half the lyrics in English and half in Spanish — even languages.

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