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Malportado Kids

    Calling all brujas cosmicas (cosmic witches) to fight Christopher Columbus and the modalities of whiteness, imperialism, and masculinity! Malportado Kids are an anti-colonial tropical dance punk duo from Providence, RI. Their new 10″ EP, Total Cultura, the follow- up to their 2014 self-released debut Mi Concha EP, will be released this June on Dead Labour.

    True to their name, Malportado Kids (poorly-behaved kids) is comprised of activist-artists Victoria Ruiz and Joey La Neve DeFrancesco who also rage in bilingual punk outfit Downtown Boys. Total Cultura expands on the soun ...read more

    Calling all brujas cosmicas (cosmic witches) to fight Christopher Columbus and the modalities of whiteness, imperialism, and masculinity! Malportado Kids are an anti-colonial tropical dance punk duo from Providence, RI. Their new 10″ EP, Total Cultura, the follow- up to their 2014 self-released debut Mi Concha EP, will be released this June on Dead Labour.

    True to their name, Malportado Kids (poorly-behaved kids) is comprised of activist-artists Victoria Ruiz and Joey La Neve DeFrancesco who also rage in bilingual punk outfit Downtown Boys. Total Cultura expands on the sounds and issues of their debut; rallying against racism, war and colonialism, demolishing every last semblance of propriety. Malportado Kids set up a different kind of “political party,” in that they infuse stimulating social critiques with infectious party jams.

    “Bruja Cosmica”, the record’s lead single, is the theme song of anti- imperialist witches everywhere, setting a catchy horn sample against lyrics extolling all those using their magical powers to fight oppression. It’s also a warning against those who would mess with the witch: “La bruja puede ser la dama // que hace // la cama” (The witch could be the housekeeper who makes your bed). The record’s final song, “Basta Huedo”, rails against institutions of white supremacy: “Little ass//Little hands//Give me back//My Fucking Land.” Downtown Boy’s drummer Norlan Olivo is featured on the final verse of the song. The digital-only version of the record contains a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire”. Malportado Kids are faithful to the desperation of the original, but Ruiz’s powerful delivery makes the track even more relevant to the struggles of young people today.

    Total Cultura is danceable propaganda constantly reminding us to take back the power with the enormous power we already have. It will be released digitally and on 10″ vinyl on June 2 via Dead Labour. « hide

    Similar Bands: Downtown Boys, La Misma, Face The Rail, Kurraka, Le Tigre

    Total Cultura
    2015

    3.5
    2 Votes
    Mi Concha
    2014

    3.5
    1 Votes

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