Pioneering Argentine rockers Soda Stereo formed in Buenos Aires in 1980. The trio’s brand of new wave-influenced rock evolved over the years to include elements of ska, soul, hard rock, and electronica, proving an inspiration to any number of Rock en Espanol bands. Soda Stereo’s success grew exponentially throughout Latin America after the success of their eponymous debut (1984) and albums such as SIGNOS (1986) and CANCION ANIMAL (1990). In addition to popular and critical acclaim, the band racked up a number of firsts: they were one of the first rock bands to tour Latin America, and SIGNOS was the first Argentine rock album to be released on CD. They disbanded in 1997, only to reunite ten years later for a comeback tour.