Divino Niño: Sounds Pretty Good

Photo by by Rachel Cabitt Divino Niño’s path to success has been a strange one. The Chicago-via-Bogotá, Colombia quartet self-released an EP, Pool Jealousy, on a whim a few years back, before re-releasing the collection as a full album (with a handful of new tracks) for New York label the Native Sound in 2014. Under pressure from the label, they wrote and scrapped two full albums of follow-up material, only to have Native Sound release demos from those sessions as The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes in 2016. Now, the band has released another new album, Foam, which technically numbers as their third but which front man Camilo Medina describes as the outfit’s true sophomore effort. “The label was like, ‘Hey, where is the next record?’” Medina says, speaking via phone. “So we pretty much gave them demos and they released it as The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes, which looked like our second record but what it really is is just a bunch of demos. The whole time we’ve been pretty much trying to cook [Foam] up ... So it took a long time and we trashed three records in total. This one sounds pretty good.” Foam does, indeed, sound pretty good. It…

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