The Krayolas bilingual remake of the Ramones "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" named among the best cover versions of 2013 by DJ Rich Russo, a nationally syndicated rock radio host. Rich_Russo

“Mixes a classic 60’s jukebox sound (‘Canicas’) with Mariachi rock band (‘La Inundacion De Piedras Negras’) to create a truly unique, but very appealing sound. They also cover the Ramones’ classic ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend’ and pump a little Spanish flair into it.” Read the review here.

“This is what The Ramones would sound like if they were from Westside San Antonio. Their frontman Hector Saldana embodies cool.”

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For the last few weeks, the Krayolas powerpop remake of the Ramones "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" has been in heavy rotation on Bill Kelly's "Black Hole of Rock and Roll" show on WFMU-FM 91.1 in New Jersey.   The single is available as a free download on

"I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" is also a hit on Rich Russo's "Anything Anything" show on The Peak 107.1 and WDHA-FM 105.5 in New Jersey, as well as on KRXP-FM 103.9 in New York and on WUSC-FM 91.1 in South Carolina, KUTX-FM, KSYM-FM, KEDA-AM, Marfa Public Radio and Sirius XM "Kick Out the Jams!" on the Spectrum channel..

“Once again the San Antonio power pop of Hector Saldana returns, and each time the band impresses.  Bright hum along melodies with organ and accordion, full of childhood nostalgia . . .  a great cover of The Ramones’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend’ and the T-Rex bass line of ‘La Inundacion de Piedras Negras’ creeps along making it a cool highlight. Highly recommended.” Read the full review here.

"Tex-Mex approach to British Invasion rock and powerpop, which has in the past suggested a Southwestern Guided by Voices." Full review is here.

"Only my hometown could produce a power-pop group like The Krayolas. Their 21st century Tex-Mex sound picks up the tradition that Doug Sahm started and carried through various incarnations. On their new 8-song album, 'Canicas" (Marbles),' band leader Hector Saldaña takes the traditional corrido 'La Inundación de Piedras Negras' (The Flood of Piedras Negras) and gives it a rock 'n' roll arrangement that's remindful of T-Rex." Full review is here.

"One of the best, if not the best, record yet from the Krayolas . . . when the Krayolas cover The Ramones' 'I Wanna to Be Your Boyfriend,' they swing the punk a little and sing in English and Spanish." Read the review here.


Krayolas Cover Final.inddHere's the first single off the new album:
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    Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon. The Krayolas have been profiled in Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, Paste, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Alt-Latino” and MTV, and are regulars on SIRIUS XM “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” Dave Marsh’s “Kick Out the Jams,” KUTX and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Roots and Branches of Americana.”

    In 2014, the Krayolas were inducted into the Texas Music Office’s South Texas Music Walk of Fame.

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