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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.


"See, That Border Ain’t Sacred Or Chosen
The Land We Stand On, Every Inch Of It Stolen
How Obscene That There’s People Illegal Vilified Survival,
The Journey Is Lethal!"

- Outernational "We Are All Illegals"


The energetic quintet, featuring lead vocalist Miles Solay, drummer Nate Hassan, Jesse Williams on bass, Leo Mintek on guitar, and the multi-talented Dr. Blum on piano/accordion/trumpet, are already putting the finishing touches to their second video which is the title track of the new album and also name of their two month tour that begins today. The song/video for the single "Todos Somos Illegales: We Are All Illegals" will feature Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, Residente from Calle 13, and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

For more information on the tour and on this band in general who, even beyond their important message, have an infectious sound that effortlessly melds rock, hip-hop, gypsy punk, cumbia, corridos, chicha, and bachata, follow them on Facebook and hear more music on their MySpace, as well as check their album Todos Somos Ilegales: We are All Illegal via Bandcamp.

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