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1 DAY REMAINS to fund the TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES EP and OUTERNATIONAL'S DEBUT ALBUM.
We've done it and crossed the line to $20K! Big thanks to everyone throwing in, from writing letters and making videos to pledging generously! We now can say that the recordings will be funded and the Todos Somos Ilegales EP release date will be announced soon!
We need to keep fundraising until the cutoff Sunday at noon EST. Now we need to fund the vinyl printing and mailing the 200+ rewards. Do that math on that and we need another $2K before we can rest!
Plus there's still some limited edition vinyls to claim and the autographed snare drum head from the LP recording!
We are thrilled to announce the recording of OUTERNATIONAL'S DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM! Basic tracking is underway and 13 new songs are in progress for Outernational's first LP and declaration to the world. Teaming up with the band on this important new recording are drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), co-producer Tom Morello, and engineer Jim Scott.
Upon the end of this campaign we will be releasing for FREE DOWNLOAD the TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES EP/Mixtape. This EP was conceived last May when we travelled to Arizona to challenge the racist immigration law SB1070. Todos Somos Ilegales is dedicated to the US/Mexico border and the humanity and rights of all immigrants worldwide. It features the original single 'Que Queremos / The Disappeared', which will be offered as a limited 45rpm vinyl to all pledges over $20. Featuring new recordings from Brooklyn's Daptone Studio, the EP includes collaborators Tom Morello, Uproot Andy and Ceci Bastida, plus reinvented covers of Woody Guthrie and otherclassics. We are collaborating with The Sound Strike artist boycott of Arizona and Cuéntame, the ¡Latino Instigators! on music videos and vignettes for the EP release.
These albums are being driven by a radical vision for the future: a world without borders, a new hope for young people, and a rejuvenated spirit of resistance and creation in these dark days of 2011. There's no other band like Outernational and no other music like this being made now. We are making revolutionary culture, songs and art for a new generation of kids, bands, dreamers and trouble-makers. And to do it, WE NEED YOU.
$20,000 needs to be raised in 4 weeks to complete the projects and we are relying on you to make sure this happens. Kickstarter is "all or nothing" and we will only be funded if we reach 100% of the goal. Rewards for your pledges include vinyls and artwork, clothing designed by the band, and even autographed instruments used in the recordings! But the number one reward for your support is Outernational itself - enabling this band to step out in 2011.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"Something very rare in these dark times we live in"
"Outernational and their music have introduced me to a lot of different ways of thinking"
"A lot of the time in the music industry, we don't get to choose who makes it, this is our chance"
"We are Outernational and we have to release this record"
"It's really more about us than it is about them. If we don't help, we won't have these voices."
New EP/Mixtape avail for free download upon completion of the Kickstarter campaign
Known for their radical politics and genre-bending sound, Outernational has shown themselves to be an inspiration for this generation. From passionate live performances to recordings full of poetry and worldy sounds, Outernational is a beacon in the these times.
Formed in New York during anti-war and immigrant rights rallies and quickly taken under the wing of Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Outernational has relentlessly followed their vision to make revolutionary art and contribute to a new culture amongst the youth.
In 2010, the band released their debut EP 'Eyes On Fire' and toured North America for 7 months, performing alongside rebel rockers Gogol Bordello, Patti Smith, the Woody Guthrie family, Jello Biafra, Shooter Jennings, Anti-Flag and UK punk godfathers G.B.H. Never one to miss a fight, Outernational caused storms last spring when the band traveled to Arizona to oppose SB1070, confronting the racist immigration law with a reinvented cover of Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees” (a Mexican-folk duet with Tom Morello) and a series of controversial live performances in the state.
The New Yorker: "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"
Tom Morello: "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."
The Village Voice: "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."
BBC Radio: "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.
NOTES: Vinyls will be shipping 6 weeks after funds are received, as funding is required to master and press the records. United States shipping is included in all rewards. International backers please give extra to cover international shipping.
$20K covered the costs to record/mix/master the free Todos Somos Ilegales EP, and also to record/mix the Debut LP. We are trying to reach $22-$23K in these last days to cover the costs of printing vinyls, shirts, and shipping 200+ rewards to all of you. Also there's still some unique rewards left, like autographed 1st edition records, Miles' leather jackets and Chad's autographed drum head from the session. Get them now and be a part of making these albums!
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