Dos Santos

Homebase:Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Cuba, United States

Genre:Psych Latin
“Dos Santos may just be the missing link from Jimi Hendrix to Kamasi Washington.”
– Will Schube, Bandcamp Daily

“If you dream of a better world, listen to Dos Santos’ Boundless New Record … Its genre-obliterating, question-inviting approach offers a way forward for the openminded”
– Colin Joyce, Noisey

“I’ve always been impressed with the members’ dedication to exploring the sonic possibilities of the sounds they love. Logos is the band’s finest work”
– Felix Contreras, NPR Music

“The most thrilling moments combine a full-pelt Cubano dazzlement with moments of avant-funk, moment where the guitar dubs out and fractures like prime Eddie Hazel or Big Chief, moments where you genuinely can’t predict what’s going to happen next, when you find youself hearing Pere Ubu and Chrone as much as Arthur Russell”
– Neil Kulkarni, The Wire Magazine

Dos Santos is a quintet based in Chicago hailed as one of the city’s most impactful marquee performers. The band prides itself on the power of its live shows, as well as its ability to seamlessly distill pan-Latin American and progressive musical sounds to yield a future-minded Alt-LatinX sonics that gestures forward into an idealized new progressive American music. From dissonant cumbia to prog-jazz vamps, Dos Santos has been at the forefront of ushering in a new era for Latinx alternative music in Chicago since their debut in 2013.

In March of 2015, they released their self-titled debut “Dos Santos” and subsequently toured the United States, making appearances at SXSW, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, and the Ruido Fest Latin Alternative Music Festival along the way. In 2016, the band released their follow-up EP “Fonografic” on Electric Cowbell Records produced by Beto Martínez of Grammy Award-winning Grupo Fantasma. They subsequently teamed up with Money Chicha to release a 7″ vinyl split entitled “Summit Sessions” on Sonorama Discos. Their highly-anticipated debut LP on International Anthem (2018) is now available worldwide.

The group’s five members (Peter Vale, Alex Chavez, Daniel Villarreal-Carrillo, Jaime Garza, Nathan Karagianis) have their own storied careers in a range of styles—including jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa, and electronica—in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing.

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