Posted on September 4, 2022
Tune in on Monday, September 5th @ 10:30AM to hear Pacifica speak with guitarist // vocalist, Camilo Medina, of Colombian-American group, Divino Niño. Together with Mexico City based band, Little Jesus, Divino Niño play The Independent in SF on Saturday, September 10th.
Divino Niño are no strangers to bold reinvention. When Camilo Medina and Javier Forero—friends whose bond dates back to their childhoods in Bogotá, Colombia—moved to Chicago and recruited guitarist Guillermo Rodriguez to form a band, they were psych-pop outsiders playing live shows with a drum machine. With the addition of drummer Pierce Codina, their 2019 breakthrough and debut LP for Winspear, Foam, solidified their place as local indie rock mainstays. Soon after, multi-instrumentalist Justin Vittori joined to round out their lineup.
New album, Last Spa on Earth was written and recorded over the past two years and deals in release and catharsis: confronting your darkest moments and coming out better for it.
Ultimately, the band’s desire is to provide healing in the same way one feels after sweating, shivering, stretching, and resting at the spa against the backdrop of the world’s darkness. Last Spa on Earth is the cathartic product of Divino Niño letting go of their musical preconceptions, past traumas, and future anxieties to embrace change, chaos, and each other’s contributions both to these songs and to each other.