Chicago-based alt-Latinx band Dos Santos released City of Mirrors and have announced an October 30th album release show outdoors at Marz Brewing in Chicago, which will be co-presented by Sonarama Discos (alongside International Anthem), for their annual ‘Calaveras y Palmeras‘ Dia de los Muertos cialis canada celebration. Tickets are on sale now.
Dos Santos is made up of bandleader Alex Chavez, drummer Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, percussionist Peter “Maestro” Vale, bassist Jaime Garza, and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Nathan Karagianis. The band began working on City of Mirrors without any expectations, simply hoping to create an honest, unique, and border-defying but broadly communicable sound. To achieve this, they decided to incorporate a sixth member – artist, producer, and longtime friend of the band Elliot Bergman (Wild Belle, NOMO). Bergman was able to help shape the how to get some cialis music by introducing new ideas for capturing and composing sound; and helping sculpt the songs into their most essential and minimal forms.
The resulting City of Mirrors is cinematic in its journey, reflecting sounds from across the Americas combined with Chavez’s compelling poetic narratives. Its 13 tracks consolidate the band’s unique identities, creative and cultural roots, and their penchant for honoring traditional Latinx music with contemporary compositional expressions and production techniques. It achieves the band’s mission to push against their own musical boundaries while also exploring themes of social justice, migration, and contemporary human struggle.
“City of Mirrors is an assemblage…glimpses of tradition… reflections on our collective present… luminous echoes between love and solitude, hope and absurdity, euphoria and mourning. This album grapples with and transgresses these binaries because we have/and continue to cross borders. Yet, for us, the border is no metaphor—too much real staring back at us. We embody the border. We (our families) have crossed viagra pfizer india it. We (our stories) are coated with its residues. And so… we cross the border of self through our art – out of necessity.”
– Dos Santos’ Alex Chavez
Dos Santos is notable for their incredible live shows. On October 30th, they’ll play an all-day festival-like affair (from 4pm-10pm) celebrating Dia de los Muertos and featuring Austin-based Colombian psych trio Nemegata, as well as DJ sets from an all-female sound-selector line-up including La Love Maker, La Colocha, Fanita Banana, and Volcan.
Marz will also be releasing a special Dos Santos beer, “Santa Vida,” to celebrate the occasion.
Tickets are on sale now.