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Watch Kids Destroy a Trump Piñata in Downtown Boys’ “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video

Cost of Living Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 19, 2017 Downtown Boys
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Downtown Boys recently released a new album, Cost of Living, via Sub Pop. It’s the political punk band’s third album and their first for the iconic Seattle label. Now they have shared a video for “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas).” The video intercuts footage of the band performing the song live with a kid’s birthday party in a park, in which the children destroyer a piñata in the likeness of President Donald Trump, as well as another one shaped like a cop car. Check it out below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates. The band has also issued a statement about Trump’s recent repeal of DACA and how it relates to the video.

The band issued this statement: “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.”

Read our recent interview with Downtown Boys on Cost of Living.

Also read our recent Parental Guidance feature on Downtown Boys, in which the band is interviewed by the mother of vocalist Victoria Ruiz.

Read our review of Cost of Living.

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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