Downtown Boys 'Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)' Video Released via Univision

Downtown Boys 'Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)' Video Released via Univision

Downtown Boys 'Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)' Video Released via Univision

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Downtown Boys use their ferocious energy and powerhouse live shows to unite crowds in the struggle to smash racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts. The band underlines their fearless and steadfast work towards these common goals with every conversation, song and performance as well as the "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)" video released today via Univision. Directed by Eavvon O'Neal, the video opens with a short clip from powerful album single "A Wall" and quickly transitions into Spanish-language track "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)". The video pits emotionally charged live performance footage of the Downtown Boys against a children's birthday party in Brooklyn with piñatas fashioned after hot-button political signposts and eventually breaks out into a food fight.

"Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)" Video
Released via Univision Today

A statement from Downtown Boys: We hope you enjoy this video. Chulas are people who believe in the mergence of our past experiences and what we want the future to be. This mergence becomes our reality, and right now that includes a lot of pain and healing in our community at so many levels. We feel that the recent decision made by the white supremacist faction of our Federal government around DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was not a decision based on economic justice for the USA nor based on advancing real immigration reform. It was based on racism against immigrants. We know a lot of people who like Downtown Boys, come to our shows, or listen to our music are affected by this. We also want to acknowledge the millions of immigrants that were never even eligible for DACA and face criminalization, deportation, and racism daily. We must continue to fight against all borders. Demonizing people of color and immigrants is not a solution. We know we can't do much, but we can try to get as much information on this out there as possible. We urge anyone who is affected by the DACA decision or knows someone who is affected to look into United We Dream and the National Immigration Law Center. People have until October 5 to renew their DACA paperwork. Read more and find out how to get involved here.

Produced by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, Downtown Boys has released their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed third album, Cost of Living, on Sub Pop. The position of Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded, indefatigable rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. This is how Downtown Boys began, and their resolve has only strengthened as both their sound and audience have grown. Like the socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of today.

Downtown Boys wrap up a National US tour this week with a performance at The Broad museum in Los Angeles, hit stages across Europe this fall, and return to the US for a handful of show in November. Full list of dates HERE or see below.

Downtown Boys Tour Dates

9/19: Vancouver, BC @ FOX Cabaret
9/20: Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
9/21: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
9/22: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
9/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Summer Happenings at The Broad
9/24: Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
10/9: Leffinge, Belgium @ Cafe De Zwerver
10/10: Paris, France @ Le Point Ephemere
10/11: Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
10/12: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/13: Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's
10/14: Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/16: Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman's Club
10/17: Liverpool, UK @ The Shipping Forecast
10/18: London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park
10/19: Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club
10/20: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
10/21: Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
10/22: Birmingham, UK @ All Years Leaving Festival
10/23: Liege, Belgium @ Kultura
10/24: Cologne, Germany @ Tsunami Club
10/25: Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
10/26: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
10/27: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival
10/28: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ DDW
11/15: Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
11/16: Philadelphia, PA @ UNDERGROUND Arts - Black Box
11/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
12/6: Wollongong, NSW @ Rad Bar
12/9: Meredith, VIC @ Meredith Music Festival

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