The first half of 2023 has been nothing but prolific when it comes to the release of new music! I realized not only did I need a way to keep track of it all, but I wanted to be able to share it with others. So here is my “best of” list for 2023 (so far): including a playlist (below), and highlights of some of my favorites (read more).
I first became enamored with Kiltro when I heard their single “Ofelia” in the summer of 2018 on Denver’s Indie 102.3. Five years later—following their 2019 debut album Creatures of Habit—Kiltro is finally back with their sophomore release Underbelly.
They took their time for good reason: the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 shut down much of the music industry, and the ways it changed how we perceive and navigate the world continue to reverberate.
“Underbelly reflects everything that happens inside your soul when the world stops on its tracks,” said Chris Bowers Castillo.