La Fonda

  • Seattle
Grant Season: 
  • 2022
La Fonda


La Fonda is an indie rock band from Seattle fronted by Filipino-American sisters, Valerie and Veronica Topacio. Centering their songwriting around the themes of sisterhood, navigating the chaos of adulthood, and finding their footing in the world, the Topacio sisters — along with guitarist Jesse Cole, bassist Bryan Dever, and drummer Jacob Whinihan — create sonically atmospheric, indie-inspired tracks falling somewhere between dream pop and alternative rock. The group released their debut album, “New Self, Old Ways” in early 2021 and has opened for a myriad of major bands in Seattle such as Snail Mail and Joseph, along with playing premiere Seattle festivals such as Capitol Hill Block Party, Fisherman’s Village, Fremont Solstice and a live DJ set at Day In Day Out. In 2019, the Topacio sisters founded Belltown Bloom, a femme and LGBTQ+ based music festival in Seattle that has hosted indie favorites like Alvvays, Crumb, Wet, Widowspeak, and more.

Over the course of the pandemic, La Fonda spent months in the studio with producer Mike Davis (Great Grandpa, Pool Kids, Lo Moon), gearing up to release their second studio album, due April 2023.