NYC channels la frontera. Until 10 years ago you couldn’t get a decent taco in the city if your life depended on it.
Now there’s Outernational. In the tradition of Rage and System of a Down, these Latinos with a VOZ are helping to restore my faith in the potential for music to be political …but still kick ass.
Can’t wait for this show at the Echo. And neither can Tom Morello, Chad Smith, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Cuéntame, BBC …
“We’re excited to be the tour’s official documentarians and follow the sounds that open minds AND make you dance porque una revolución sin baile no es una revolución. A revolution without dance, isn’t revolution!” – Cuentame
“There is a movement afoot within Rock music that speaks to the issues on the minds of those young people who aren’t selling themselves on Reality TV, and the band Outernational hopes the concept of #futurerock takes hold and more emerging rockers start using their music to do good and make change.”– Latin Recap
“Outernational Take Their ‘Todos Somos Ilegales: We are All Illegal’ Tour & Message Directly To Where It Matters Most: The US/Mexico Border” – Amoeba Records
“As soon as the tune takes full sound, frontman Miles Solay shouts out some demands while prancing around, maybe targeted at us, first, second, third generation peeps and whoever else is listening, to get our asses out of comfort zone and take action.” – Remezcla
“It simultaneously makes you want to dance and get involved at once. Check it out!” –MTV Iggy
“The four young men of the band Outernational want to start an activist revolution with Rock music. –Good Men Project
“Channelling the radical stance and the disregard for stylistic parameters that were a hallmark of the Clash, New York City’s Outernational is hellbent on restoring righteous indignation to rock and roll.” –The New Yorker
“Outernational uncompromisingly tells the truth, and they paint a picture of the world the way they see it and a way that we don’t hear on the radio and television as much as people need to.” –Tom Morello
“Coupled with dynamic rhythms that somehow flow together like streams of water, their ripped-from-the-headlines lyrics of liberation struggle had the audience literally—at least in the case of one wild fan in a Mexican wrestling mask—hanging from the rafters.” –The Village Voice
“These boys are the next big thing… They are an incredible mix of hard-rock, hip-hop, and world music. They mix politics and dance music in the best way, much like The Clash did.” –BBC Radio