Kiltro

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Saturday, April 27, 8 pm
Jack London Revue Downtown Portland (Portland)
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Kiltro with special guests TBA

Years ago, Chilean-American singer/songwriter Chris Bowers Castillo moved to the port city of Valparaso and became a walking tour guide.I would dress up as Wally and give tours to families and kids, he remembers with a laugh. It was great, because I got to know the city incredibly well. Id walk for hours, then spend the rest of the day partying and drinking, probably way too much. But I also wrote lots of new songs.Back in Denver, Chris looked for a moniker that reflected the evocative and subtly rebellious musical concepts percolating in his head, and settled on kiltro - a word used in Chile for stray dogs or mutts. He then teamed up with bassist Will Parkhill and drummer Michael Devincenzi, later inviting Fez Garca to join the band as an additional percussionist on Kiltros live gigs.I wanted to do a project mixing different styles and aesthetics, he says. Valparaso is my favorite city in the world and will always influence my music. There were street dogs everywhere, and Im a mutt myself.Titled Underbelly, Kiltros sophomore album crystallizes those dreams and experiences into a post-rock manifesto of dazzling beauty. Its songs combine touches of shoegaze, ambient and neo-psychedelia with the soulful transcendence of South American folk the purity of stringed instruments, supple syncopated percussion and elusive melodies that define the works of Latin American legends such as Violeta Parra, Vctor Jara and Atahualpa Yupanqui.From the propulsive, chant-like groove of Guanaco to the art-pop panache of All the Time in the World, Underbelly is the kind of record that invites you to quiet down and listen, savoring every single detail. The album reaches an emotional pinnacle during its second half, when the majestic lament of Softy seeped in exquisite cushions of reverb segues into the hypnotic reverie of Kerosene.It also signals a new chapter in the fusion of Latin roots with mainstream rock, anchoring its sonic quest on a rare commodity: inspired songwriting.

On Sale Friday, December 8, 2023 at 10 am.

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