Hailing from Los Angeles, Calif., Santoros is a groovy, garage-surf band that came together back in 2010.
Spawned out of random and casual jam sessions in guitarist Adolfo Canales' garage, the quintet soon evolved into a brotherhood of passionate musicians that have been playing their Southern California-inspired tunes throughout the Los Angeles lo-fi scene for years. Having played alongside other great bands like L.A Witch, Corners, Thee Commons, The Frights, The Growlers and several more, the bond they have with each other has made their music united, unique, and their energy infectious.
As a follow up to their last full-length album Animals, back in 2014, Santoros has released El Perdedor, recorded by well-known producer Joel Jerome, which we are happy to premiere below. The new album is an upbeat collection of songs that quite obviously shows the band's song-writing progression. Centered around strong motifs of love and passion, El Perdedor is a reflection of the band's latino roots mixed with the slightly psychedelic, slightly surfy characteristics they have picked up and integrated into their sound over the years.
The track “Girl,” which tells the story of a woman who is seduced by a traveling man, and is inevitably killed by her envious and mistrustful husband, gleams with Santoros swagger, complete with uninhibited guitar riffs, and demanding drums. Album standouts include "Leo", a heartfelt remembrance of a past lover, and "Mi Negrita", which has the band crooning in Spanish.
Listen to El Perdedor below and keep up with Santoros via their brand new website here. Also check out our recent video we made with the band below.
Featured image by: Jacquie Ray.