“Songs of the exiled” is a new series of digital releases from LA ARMADA to be unveiled throughout 2020, “each dedicated to one of the places we were born, or have lived in, that have shaped us and our political stances.” The band just released a new track and video to kick off the series and you can watch it above. The series starts with Songs of the Exiled I: Chicago, a tribute to the city we have called home since 2009. This part of the series includes the songs “Plagued” and “Gun Nation”.
Director: ADAM SANTIAGO I Producer: MYLES TEAGUE I Director of photography: ANDREW SCHMIDT I Gaffer/B-cam: DAVID NAIDA I Production company: LIGHTBRIGHT
• Founded in the Dominican Republic in 2001, La Armada played a major role in building up the hardcore punk scene in its home country in the ’00s, before then emigrating to the US – the band now calls Chicago home
• The quintet’s sound blends influences from metal, hardcore punk, and Caribbean music – inspired by bands ranging from Bad Brains to Death, and intensified by traditional Latin rhythms
• La Armada describes its political stance to be that of “decolonizing and anti-fascist lyrics, which criticize the politics of both the US and the Dominican Republic”
• The band has toured with Sick of It All, Propagandhi, Death By Stereo, and more