TORONTO, CANADA - In a world where boundaries blur and music transcends mystical borders, there exists a group of visionary artists who defy categorization and redefine the very essence of sonic experience. Welcome to the realm of Battle of Santiago, the groundbreaking Canadian Afro-Latin post-rock band that is at the forefront of a musical revolution.
Their upcoming album, "Los Santos y Pecadores" (The Saints & Sinners) promises to be a revelation. Informed by the esoteric culture and spirit of Santeria, this album retains the experimental broadness that Battle of Santiago is known for. With the special touch of Grammy and Juno Award nominated percussionist Reimundo Sosa, "Los Santos y Pecadores" is set to take the world by storm, slated for release on September 29, 2023.
Founded in the vibrant and diverse city of Toronto, Battle of Santiago embarked on a musical odyssey that would take them on a journey through time and space. Their story begins with a Juno Award nomination, a prestigious accolade in the Canadian music scene, setting the stage for their subsequent international tours. The band's 2017 Juno Award nomination for "La Migra" was a testament to their innovative blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms, rock, and post-rock influences. This recognition marked the beginning of their quest to push the boundaries of music.
Battle of Santiago released their single "Blossom" on July 21, 2023. Fans can expect more of the band's signature blend of pulsating rhythms, layered melodies, and captivating lyrics, but in English for the first time. This single promises to be a great addition to their already impressive discography, solidifying their position as one of the most innovative bands in the Latin Alternative scene.
Released as single on August 12, 2022, "Flores" (Flowers) is about a girl who brings flowers to people, representing happiness. Flowers can cleanse the soul, and by offering flowers, this symbolizes an offering of happiness. The official music video for "Flores" embodies this message and explores the symbolic relationship of flowers and spirit through a young girl.
Battle of Santiago has brought the spirit of Latin excitement and modern balance to their songs, and that is no exception for their single, "Echale Azucar" (Good Sugar), previously released on April 1, 2022. This song brings variety to the "Los Santos y Pecadores" release and accentuates Battle of Santiago’s unique, ever-changing sound and points back to the Colombian influences and where this video was recorded. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, the band has made their mark not only on the Canadian music scene, but also across the globe in North and South America with their lively tunes - entrancing hippies, spiritualists, and dancers alike. Writing from a place of spontaneity and inspiration, Echale Azucar shouts love and sweetness!
Battle of Santiago's musical journey knows no bounds. They've graced stages across the globe, from the legendary Brooklyn Bowl or the Kennedy Center to festivals spanning Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Spain, France, and the Netherlands. Their music tells a universal 21st-century story, transcending borders while remaining rooted in the immigrant experience of one city.
Battle of Santiago is more than a band; they are a musical experience, a testament to the power of collaboration and the magic that happens when cultures collide. With their upcoming album "Los Santos y Pecadores" on the horizon, the world eagerly anticipates the next chapter in their extraordinary journey. Get ready to join the battle, because the sound of Santiago is here to stay.
In addition to the new release announcement, Battle of Santiago is proud to unveil their new merchandise line connected to the release with artwork from Yaimel Lopez.
Fans can purchase the latest merchandise, showcasing the band's vibrant and distinctive artwork by visiting their website here.
For more information about Battle of Santiago, including tour dates, merchandise, and album updates, please visit their official website at www.battleofsantiago.com
About UNFIT Music
UNFIT Music is a Canadian record label and agency presenting eclectic music from around the world, exploring hybrid and contemporary approaches to the global music space.
Founded in 2021 by Battle of Santiago’s Michael Owen, the label seeks to challenge the definition of "Canadian music" by elevating diverse artists who are creating music at the intersection of culture, and giving audiences access to new styles of music that fit in between traditionally defined genres.
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