What the hell is this?!? This is street poetry. This is psychedelic bachata. This is rousing and upbeat. This is four-chords (JAZZ!!). This is future rock. Today is Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and we are releasing the Velvet Underground classic, ‘Waiting For The Man’ in tribute to Lou Reed who died a few days ago. Lou lived a full life creating challenging and path-breaking art. Dia de los Muertos is about facing death and celebrating the dead. Which should not be some frightening unspoken thing. After all, the leading cause of death is birth. - November 1, 2013
¡¿¡¿Que carajos es esto?!?! Es poesía callejera. Es bachata sicodélica. Es entusiasta y animado. Es de cuatro acordes (¡¡JAZZ!!). Es rock del futuro. Hoy es Día de los Muertos y estamos lanzando un clásico del Velvet Underground, ‘Waiting For The Man’ en tributo a Lou Reed que murió hace unos días. Lou vivió una vida plena creando arte desafiante e innovador. El Día de los Muertos trata sobre enfrentarse a la muerte y celebrar a los muertos. Lo cual no debería de ser algo aterrador de lo que no se hable. Después de todo, la causa principal de la muerte es nacer. - 1 de Noviembre del 2013
Outernational is a part of the new compilation out today: “33RPM - Voices Of The Revolution” 33 artists from 33 countries, we representing the united states of amerikkka. Other countries rebel artists on the album are from: Syria, Mali, Kenya, Somalia, Senegal, Sudan, Asturias (Spain), Afghanistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Mozambique, Colombia, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, India, UAE, Yemen, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Togo, France, Italy, Venezuela, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Egypt, DRC, Iran, UK!!
Check it out on bandcamp, download and support radical music!!! This album is a trip around the world viewed from the streets!!!! #33rpmVOICES
Greetings from Berlin! Our European tour is nearly finished. Its been 5 weeks across France, Czech Rep and Germany spreading this radical art we call the “Future Rock” while meeting people and history and reality along the way.
We are missing one return flight back to finish the tour and are asking for donations of Frequent Flyer Miles. Can you contribute to finishing this important European Outernational debut?
Here’s some of what’s been happening:
*We’ve recorded new music in Berlin *Rocked with one of Germany biggest bands Die Toten Hosen *Debuted at Germany’s notoriously independent and radical Fusion Festival; *Played for 10K people in Bretagne, the ‘california of France’ alongside the living legend Manu Chao *Festivalled with Gogol Bordello and Dubioza Kolektiv in Czech Republic *Played clubs/festivals/squats/bars big and small from Bordeaux and Agen toDresden and Greifswald
Here in Europe we’ve met and performed for German, French and Czech youth, and others from far and wide including Egypt’s Tahrir Square and Turkey. We are in Berlin now, where the scars of the past lie bare and the contradictions of the modern world are everywhere.
More than ever we feel the need to continue pushing to make new art with Outernational and reach a critical audience with the band. The public’s response, their passion and thoughts after the shows in Europe have been amazing. We are proud to keep pushing forward in this ever changing world making FUTURE ROCK FOR THE PLANET!
This tour we brought some last minute special guest musicians, and because it’s vacation season, plane tickets have been out of our budget. We are missing one return plane ticket to end the tour. If someone can make a simple contribution of frequent flyer miles it would immensely help the cause of Outernational.
-Leo Mintek, Prenzlauer/Pankow, Berlin, Deutchland, 24 July 2013