PREMIERE: Get a Grip of Divino Niño in the “Le Bon Gripper” Video
The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes is out May 13 via The Native Sound.
Chicago rock and roll has a unique quality to it—often it sounds perhaps more honest and to-the-point. No time for bullshit when the winter is always lurking around the corner. Divino Niño fit that interpretation to a T, except they also have a splash of something more exotic to them, which makes sense given that the group has Cuban and Columbian roots.
In a couple of weeks, the band will release their second album, titled…wait for it…The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes. You can already hear “Time,” the first single, and now we have the pleasure of premiering the second—“Le Bon Gripper”—along with the Godzilla-on-Ketamine-type video.
Javier Forero, one of the Niños, had this to say of the “dirty ass blues” that inspired the tune:
I was heading to Miami for the holidays and wanted to groove to some dirty ass blues while I was down there. So I decided to take with me some raw drum tracks we recorded during one of our boozy, late night jams and used them to put together the basic structure of ‘Le Bon Gripper.’ When I came back to Chicago, we attempted to record the heaviest song we’ve ever written and arranged it to satisfy our helter-skelter fantasies. It’s okay to flick the man off, grow your hair out, and enjoy the earth’s blessings while taking it all one day at a time.
The Shady Sexyfornia Tapes is out digitally and on tape May 13 via The Native Sound.