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Amoeblog Exclusive: Advance Free Download of Outernational's "She Craves Spring" ft. Lindi Ortega

Posted by Billyjam, February 28, 2013 01:28am | Post a Comment



In the lead up to next week's release of Outernational's politically charged Here Is The Rose EP, the Brooklyn, NY-based revolutionary rockers have teamed up with the Amoeblog today to offer an exclusive advance free download of the EP track "She Craves Spring" that features Canadian power vocalist Lindi Ortega. Click "Download" above for your free advance copy of the the pro-feminist bluesy rock ballad track that features lyrics such as, "This woman knows there's no man above / Your brothel's are filled with a slave-master's love / All my sisters, ready to fly / Breaking tradition holding half the sky.

The new release is deliberately scheduled to drop on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2013. "We are releasing the Here is The Rose EP right now, in time for International Women's Day, because right now millions of people, and millions of women in particular are speaking and acting out against their daily oppression - patriarchy, rape culture, sexual objectification and dehumanization," explained Outernational guitarist Leo Mintek. On Thursday March 7th, the night before the EP drops, Outernational will be celebrating the release with a new weekly residency at Arlene's Grocery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 10pm shows. More info here.  Follow Outernational on Twitter and on Facebook.

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Outernational's Music Takes On New Significance With Announcement of Ryan as Romney Running Mate

Posted by Billyjam, August 13, 2012 03:36am | Post a Comment
In celebration of their brand new Tom Morello produced Future Rock EP (available at Amoeba Hollywood) the group Outernational are currently on a two month tour with stops this week in Texas, Arizona, and California where they will play Fulton 55  in Fresno on Thursday (Aug 16), El Callejon in Salinas on Friday (Aug 17), and at The Satellite  in Los Angeles on Saturday (Aug 18) along with Las Cafeteras and Los Hollywood - all before traveling up to Canada, down South, and back East for more dates on the current tour that goes through the third week of September.

Along the route of this tour Outernational have been attracting new and old fans of their instantly likable world music flavored revolution rock. This is the second tour in the past few months by the hardworking Brooklyn NY based band. Their earlier 2012 concert trek was a unique two month, 2000 mile, tour along the Mexican border when they played venues not typical for touring rock bands including "the farm fields of California" as part of their Todos Somos Ilegales: We are All Illegal' tour 

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Outernational Take Their "Todos Somos Ilegales: We are All Illegal" Tour & Message Directly to Where it Matters Most: The US/Mexico Border

Posted by Billyjam, April 4, 2012 10:32am | Post a Comment

Outernational "The Beginning is Here!" (2012)

Refreshingly outspoken Brooklyn, NY based band Outernational kick off their new tour, titled after their brand new album 'Todos Somos Ilegales: We are All Illegal'  tonight (April 4th) in the border town of Brownsville Texas at Galeria 409. That fitting border town location was chosen in the same vein as the setting for their new Jessica Habie "The Beginning Is Here" video above - by the band whose message is "torque una revolución sin baile no es una revolution" - a revolution without dance, isn't revolution!

The band's excellent new bi-lingual album addresses the issues and meanings of the border, the policies of the US government, and it directly questions a system that they see as criminalizing those who create the wealth it rests upon. The tour will travel along Texas border towns and onto the IM Festival in South Padre, TX with Los Amigos Invisibles/Nortec Collective. It will then travel to Arizona (the hot spot of immigration and border issues) with a highly anticipated April 12th show at Arizona State University. The band also have numerous California dates a big one on May Day at The Echo in Los Angeles.