Cruel Reflections was started in a UCLA dorm room by Julio Cesar Francisco Garcia-Solares early-2017. Longtime friend Satchel Solis joined the band shortly after, who then recruited Christian Mayorga. They quickly hit the studio to release their freshman album “One Year”. The band brings back sounds from late-70’s and early-80’s post-punk with a splash of new wave.
“One Year” has received positive feedback worldwide since it’s release. It has received a review from White Light / White Noise in Italy, featured on mixtapes in Germany, and featured on 95.5 KLOS’s Frank, Heidi, and Frosty Show. The band was also nominated for “LA’s best emerging artist” on Deli LA Magazine.