Radical global #futurerock-and-roll band OUTERNATIONAL has just released the path-paving new album 'TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES' - 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. 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?!)
Lead single, 'The Beginning Is Here' (Directed by Jessica Habie) features the band performing deep in the desert with vintage amps and instruments, showcasing bassist Jesse Williams, guitarist Leo Mintek, Piano/Accordianist Dr. Blum and drummer Nate Hassan. Lead singer, Miles Solay, in an exuberantly expressive display of flair calls out for us To get up and out, get up and out!
Upcoming video for second single 'Todos Somos Ilegales: We Are All Illegals' will feature Residente from Calle 13, Tom Morello and Chad Smith who are also featured on the track; which has gone viral over the last few weeks.
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 (Rage Against The Machine)
Seeing is believing. They are down for the cause. They live it; it is no bullshit. It's awesome and humbling and inspiring all at the same time. The new grassroots movement has Outernational for soil. -Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
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
Channeling 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
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