Hacienda was formed by cousins

Abraham Villanueva (piano/vocals)
Dante Schwebel (guitar/vocals)

together with Abraham’s brothers

Jaime (drums/vocals)
Rene Villanueva (bass/vocals).


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The buzz surrounding San Antonio's Hacienda may signal a rebirth of young rock n' roll -with emphasis on the "roll"- to the country's landscape. Formed by cousins Abraham Villanueva (piano/vocals) and Dante Schwebel (guitar/vocals), together with Abraham's brothers Jaime (drums/vocals) and Rene Villanueva (bass/vocals), this Mexican-American quartet blends a raw yet sophisticated style of pop music with harmonies reminiscent of the Beatles and Beach Boys.

As fate would have it, a demo of 6 songs landed in the hands of Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and the band's life was forever changed. Soon after they were opening for The Black Keys in Austin Texas, as well as for Dr. Dog, gaining some much needed exposure.

Under Auerbach's watch, Hacienda would write and arrange more than twenty songs, sending him demos periodically in preparation for their debut album, ultimately recording in Dan's own studio in Akron, Ohio.

Hacienda has released two full-lengths since that time--LOUD IS THE NIGHT and BIG RED & BARBACOA--to great critical acclaim.

Hacienda recently finished tracking songs for their next album with Dan Auerbach, which will be released on June 19, 2012 by Dine Alone Records in Canada. The band's first single, "Savage," has already picked up nods from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Spinner, and more.

The band has recently toured with The Greenhornes, The Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Alberta Cross and My Morning Jacket. Hacienda also toured as Dan Auerbach’s backing band, The Fast Five, on his 2009 solo project and will be performing on several of the Daytrotter Barnstormer 5 dates later this month and in early September, alongside White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Princeton, and Wildlife.
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Milos Raonic, Brett Lawrie vs. Hacienda

Rogers Wireless recently teamed up with Canadian sports stars Milos Raonic and Brett Lawrie to compare service speed against their sportsmanship. Included is Hacienda's groove-tinged single, "Savage," which makes for the ultimate soundtrack if you ask us. Check out Raonic's take above, and Brett Lawrie's right youtu.be target="_blank">HERE.

www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">Grab Hacienda's Shakedown right HERE.

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Hacienda performs on Late Show with David Letterman

San Antonio quartet Hacienda made their network television debut last night on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch the band perform their huge single, "Savage" above or check it out right youtu.be target="_blank">HERE.

Hacienda's latest Dan Auerbach-produced album, Shakedown, is available on iTunes right itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Hacienda's Shakedown available now!

The San Antonio quartet's heavily anticipated debut, Shakedown is now available everywhere! Produced by Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach, Shakedown puts the band's fuzzed up recipe of blues-rock steeped in harmony-driven pop right on display. Check out a recent interview Auerbach did with Paste Magazine on working with Hacienda www.pastemagazine.com target="_blank">HERE.

Grab Shakedown on iTunes right itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE.

Hacienda will be jumping to Toronto for Edgefest, July 14. Ticket and lineup info can be found www.edge.ca target="_blank">HERE.
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Stream Hacienda's Shakedown on Exclaim!, Paste Magazine

Plenty of buzz has surrounded the San Antonio quartet's upcoming album, Shakedown - it was produced by Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach, who recently sang some high praises to Paste Magazine www.pastemagazine.com target="_blank">(Click HERE) about working with the band.

The album may not be coming out until June 19 - but you can listen to the full thing, including the first single "Savage" in its entirety:

Stream Shakedown via Exclaim! (Canada) exclaim.ca target="_blank">HERE , and Paste Magazine (US) www.pastemagazine.com target="_blank">HERE.

Hacienda are currently on a North American tour, with confirmed Canadian dates at Edgefest 2012 on July 14. For all tour dates, click www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Hacienda's "Don't Keep Me Waiting" premieres on MOKB

Ahead of releasing their forthcoming album, Shakedown, on June 19 via Dine Alone Records, Hacienda has premiered a track called "Don't Keep Me Waiting" on My Old Kentucky Blog. You can check out the track right t.co target="_blank">HERE.

Hacienda will be coming to Canada this July 14 for Edgefest in Toronto - for all tour dates, click www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.
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