Would you like some global folk punk with your agit-prop? Cuéntame presents the debut video of Outernational, a hyper-fusion rock outfit with notes of everything from Cumbia to Klezmer to Clash. The announcement for their new album is a rock manifesto of sorts, carrying on the central message of their campaign against SB 1070 with our partners The SoundStrike:
Radical global #futurerock-and-roll band OUTERNATIONAL has just released the path-paving new album ‘TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES: WE ARE ALL ILLEGALS’ – a bi-lingual cinema-in-sound concept album about the border, the USA and the system which criminalizes those who create the wealth it rests upon.
With tightly-woven soundscapes referencing hard rock, hip hop, cumbia, corridos, gypsy punk, spaghetti westerns, chicha, vintage soul and even bachata, Outernational’s ‘TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES: WE ARE ALL ILLEGALS’ is a singular album for 2012.
Released as a name-your-price download, the record features collaborations with Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Calle 13 (9-Time Latin Grammy Winner in 2011), Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) and Uproot Andy (Que Bajo?!)
LISTEN TO THE ALBUM: http://outernational.bandcamp.com
Read a recent road diary from their Todos Somos Ilegales Tour. The OC Weekly has more about their work with The SoundStrike and the Arizona boycott, as well as the crowd-sourced financing for their independent recording ventures. Rock encendido.