On their third album REINA, Kinky turn chaos into a grand celebration as they conquer mudslides, floods and collapsing houses to produce their most exciting album yet. After touring the world in support of their last album, Atlas, Kinky was in need of some peace and relaxation; they had been leading a life of extremities. How extreme? One night they'd sleep in an alley outside of a stadium in Italy, and the next they'd be hanging out in a luxury hotel in front of the Kaula Lumpur Towers. One minute they'd be chowing down on tacos outside of a tavern in Tijuana, and the next they'd be drinking champagne with INXS and Gloria Gainer on a first class flight to Indonesia. When it came time to refocus their energy on the new album, the band decided to move away from their dry hot home of Monterrey, Mexico. They packed their bags and set out for the lush mountains of Southern California, where they set up shop in a hillside cabin. Once Kinky were settled and ready to start writing, they noticed the so-called "beautiful" Southern California weather was not all sunshine and blue skies. Instead, it was intense and incessant rain that caused huge mudslides and severe floods, destroying anything that got in its way. "We were so caught up in the recording process that we had no idea all of our neighbors had been evacuated. A house right down the street had collapsed from the storm," recalls bassist Cesar Pliego.