Hello from Mexico City and saludos to all the worldwide rebel rockers and outernationalists! We are very excited to have finally made our debut Mexican tour; we’ve been waiting years to cross the border and bring the future rock to the other side of North America… We started at the mega huge festival Vive Latino (and invited Ceci Bastida to sing with us); then played the “CBGB of Mexico” aka Foro Alicia, and even rocked a bull fighting arena with chilango ska legends Panteon Rococo. This week we are in the studio with Panteon, recording a new collaboration together…
We’ve been meeting people, students, musicians, journalists and it has been refreshing to say the least… We need more radical art, we need connections across the borders against this system which tramples on humanity worldwide. In Mexico we see potential for all this, this is just the beginning of a new wave of cross-border collaborations for a radical future!
We also have some BIG news! We have just started announcing the European 2014 Summer tour in France/Germany (first dates below). And we will be making a very special NYC SHOWat Mercury Lounge on the most radical of all holidays, 1deMayo, the FIRST OF MAY! We will be showing NYC everything we’ve learned across the border - tell your friends and bring your passion!
Rolling Stone on Outernational at SXSW: “48 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014" In a tiny bar with a low ceiling, Outernational crushed it: a five-piece band that likes to double melody lines on guitar and trumpet, sing political lyrics in Spanglish, and dial up the aggression on their funk as high as it will go.
The world is in crisis and questions abound. The veil is being lifted. 2014 is going to be important; history is knocking at our door. Looking back at 2013, it was a breakout year for Outernational. We took the advances from 2012’s Todos Somos Ilegales and went outside the USA, where we discovered and were discovered by a new fanbase… a coming movement… a generation separated physically, yet connected through art and that system which chokes every nation in the world… As we look out to the future, we see so much POSSIBILITY! Below is a recap of Outernational in 2013. If you are in NYC join us Dec 27 in Queens or New Years Eve in Brooklyn! -Leo Mintek, 12/23/13
Outernational began 2013 with the Tom Morello produced EP, ‘Here Is The Rose,’ released on International Women’s Day. The band made their international debut this April in Argentina and Colombia, where Outernational has been developing a viral underground fanbase since the release of ‘Todos Somos Ilegales’.In South America Outernational has been embraced by the music press and many artists, while developing a profound connection with an emerging fanbase of youth, students, radicals and music lovers.This summer the band travelled to Europe, where they debuted in France, Germany and Czech Republic alongside Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello and Die Toten Hosen.In October the band celebrated the life of Lou Reed with an unorthodox cover of ‘Waiting For The Man’ released on Dia De Los Muertos.Following that, the band returned to Colombia for a second tour to coincide with the South American release of ‘Todos Somos Ilegales’ and the new music video ‘For it All Now’ filmed on the ground during the first wave of South American touring.Outernational has been confirmed for Vive Latino 2014 in Mexico City and SXSW2014.
THE WORLD TALKS ABOUT THE NEW SONG “FOR IT ALL NOW”
"Outernational is one of the few bands that means serious fucking business." - Remezcla: NYC, USA
"Stridshornen tutar. Slagorden ekar. Revolutionärerna ifrån Brooklyn är tillbaka. (Battle horns blare, slogans fly, the revolutionaries from Brooklyn are back)" - Rock Foto: Stockholm, Sweden
"It all reinforces their ”one-world music’ position, and encapsulates the modern times better than most others who attempt it, including Manu Chao." - Hell’s Rumbings: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
"This song is filled with lyrics that paint the reality of a revolutionary. They must be willing to put their very lives on the line. This song says nothing about being willing to kill, but speaks to being willing to die, with your head held high." - True Rebel: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"El 2013 es un año muy importante para Outernational. Fue el comienzo de su gira internacional. Este resultado se vio reflejado en una nueva canción llamada ‘For It All Now’" - Terra: Bogotá, Colombia
"La banda, que Morello identificó como "el próximo Rage Against The Machine", y que de manera inteligente denomina su música "future rock" (rock del futuro) -sin entrar en polémicas o definir géneros separados, que de hecho su música los tiene todos-, estuvo tocando en Colombia el pasado semana." - Radionica: Bogotá, Colombia
“Çà fait longtemps que l’on attendait un groupe comme ça! (How long we have waited for a group like this!)” - MaMusicale: Paris, France