A popular Spanish alternative rock band with indie roots, Lori Meyers were formed in 1998 in Loja, a town of approximately 20,000 people in the Spanish province of Granada.
The band was originally comprised of schoolmates Antonio López (aka Noni; vocals, guitar), Julián Méndez (bass, keyboard, vocals), Alejandro Méndez (guitar), and Alfredo Núñez (drums); Sergio Martín (guitar, bass, vocals) would later take the place of Méndez on bass. On the strength of some 2002-2003 demo recordings later compiled on the Ya Lo Sabes EP (2004), Lori Meyers released their full-length album debut, Viaje de Estudios (2004), on Houston Party Records, a fashionable Spanish indie rock label. "Tokio Ya No Nos Quiere" was released as a promotional single for the album, followed by the aforementioned Ya Lo Sabes EP, whose title track was also culled from the album. Lori Meyers then released a second EP, La Caza (2005), this one comprised of new material, before releasing their second full-length album, Hostal Pimodán, later in the year. "Dilema" was released as a promotional single for the album. By this point, there was a significant buzz around Lori Meyers, thanks in part to a growing chorus of critical praise, and consequently the band was offered a major-label contract with La Incubadora, a Spanish alternative rock subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Upon accepting the offer, the band re-released Hostal Pimodán in 2006 on La Incubadora with a bonus disc of newly recorded material. In 2008 Lori Meyers released Cronolánea, led by the promotional single "Luces de Neón"; the album sold well enough to peak at number 21 on the Spanish albums chart. ~ Jason Birchmeier