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The Division Men (Austin, Texas) Europe Tour 2019

~ Currently Booking Europe for 2019 ~Austin, Texas Electric Acoustic Desert Noir Duo ~ The Division MenOur music is cinematic, ethereal, dark and romantic. Here is our info with reviews, videos, bio and any info you might need. http://dvmninosdelsol.theyellowrail.com/ "With Niños Del Sol it seems The Division Men have managed to release an full length that sits somewhere between Mark Lanegan era…See More
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The Division Men (Austin, Texas) Europe Tour 2019

~ Currently Booking Europe for 2019 ~Austin, Texas Electric Acoustic Desert Noir Duo ~ The Division MenOur music is cinematic, ethereal, dark and romantic. Here is our info with reviews, videos, bio and any info you might need. http://dvmninosdelsol.theyellowrail.com/ "With Niños Del Sol it seems The Division Men have managed to release an full length that sits somewhere between Mark Lanegan era…See More
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This Texas bred, Husband / Wife, Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008. They are now based in Austin, TX. The band is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals / bass guitar).

The Division Men's name was derived from the idea of artists collaborating from all over the world despite their locations. Originally formed in Berlin in 2008, the duo wrote and recorded and eventually returned to Texas.

Caroline was born in San Antonio, Texas. From 2007 until 2012, she played bass guitar for Tito & Tarantula. J. Spencer Portillo was born in Los Angeles, California but was raised in El Paso, Texas. His El Paso roots offer a huge influence on the lyrics which frequently present atmospheric portraits of love, life and death in a border town.

The Division Men are actively touring and promoting their latest album "Niños Del Sol " which was recorded at their in-home studio in Austin, Texas. The Division Men have a distinctive sound that has been described as dark, romantic, ethereal, and haunting. The album features Rafael Gayol (Leonard Cohen), Steven Hufsteter (The Quick | Tito and Tarantula | Del Shannon), Jay Reynolds (Asleep at the Wheel), Javier Escovedo (The Zeros | True Believers) , Mitch Hertz (Bloody Kids), Raiye Rippy and Jake Garcia (The Black Angels).

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"The Division Men are Caroline R. Portillo and J. Spencer Portillo. A husband and wife duo from Austin by way of Berlin where they originally formed in 2008. Their song “Heaven Knows Why” is cinematic and I can imagine driving Devil’s Backbone, a precarious stretch of road outside of Austin, at night in a beat up V8 Mustang with this as the soundtrack. It’s dark and eerie and evokes images of deserted ranches illuminated by an expanse of cold unforgiving stars. Behind the upfront acoustic guitar is a sea of lush instrumentation. Piano and chimes swell and ebb beneath Caroline R. Portillo’s voice and convey a penetrating sense of foreboding that lingers after the song is finished. It feels like a hymn to the unknown and forgotten. The chorus is sung with a sad weariness that resonates within its spiritual entanglement and reminds us that we’ll never have the answers. It’s a beautiful resignation to the vulnerable nature of our tenuous existence." For The Love Of Bands (Bruce Wilson)







"The Division Men‘s latest album gives you the feeling that it has just blown in from the desert, in much the same way that Clint Eastwood emerged in High Plains Drifter, and this is an album that carries the same feeling of haunting windswept menace. This is not an album that suddenly bursts into life, the tumbleweed continues to blow across the album as they maintain the style across the ten tracks, and almost hour long run time. Given the guest appearances on the album from worlds of punk, stoner and psyche rock this is a somewhat unexpected album, and there may well be some scratching of heads if the album is bought on this basis, but given time you may well find that Niños Del Sol‘s dusty charms grow on you.



With Niños Del Sol it seems The Division Men have managed to release an full length that sits somewhere between Mark Lanegan era Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash‘s American series of albums, to me Niños Del Sol sounds like an album crafted for late nights that run into early mornings where the bourbon has been poured freely and the air is heavy with smoke. I have no doubt that you will find Niños Del Sol to be a windswept and mysterious album of Americana, but it’s also one that can be strangely compelling and hypnotic when the mood is right." The Punk Site (AJ Phink)

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Austin, Texas Electric Acoustic Desert Noir Duo ~ The Division Men
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At 22:26 on December 12, 2018, Ajay Mathur said…

Caro and Jesus - The Division Men - gave a magical and truly psychedelic performance at our Lounge. A very cool and unique music experience for us. We'd love to have them back. Mary Lou & Ajay - The Lounge (Switzerland) 

At 21:06 on December 12, 2018, The Division Men said…

This Texas bred, Husband / Wife, Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008. They are now based in Austin, TX. The band is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals / bass guitar).

The Division Men's name was derived from the idea of artists collaborating from all over the world despite their locations. Originally formed in Berlin in 2008, the duo wrote and recorded and eventually returned to Texas.

Caroline was born in San Antonio, Texas. From 2007 until 2012, she played bass guitar for Tito & Tarantula. J. Spencer Portillo was born in Los Angeles, California but was raised in El Paso, Texas. His El Paso roots offer a huge influence on the lyrics which frequently present atmospheric portraits of love, life and death in a border town.

The Division Men are actively touring and promoting their latest album "Niños Del Sol " which was recorded at their in-home studio in Austin, Texas. The Division Men have a distinctive sound that has been described as dark, romantic, ethereal, and haunting. The album features Rafael Gayol (Leonard Cohen), Steven Hufsteter (The Quick | Tito and Tarantula | Del Shannon), Jay Reynolds (Asleep at the Wheel), Javier Escovedo (The Zeros | True Believers) , Mitch Hertz (Bloody Kids), Raiye Rippy and Jake Garcia (The Black Angels).

 
 
 

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