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Making Movies is an American rock and roll band that entrances audiences with their interweaving of Afro-Latino rhythms and psychedelic rock’n'roll riffs. Armed with their ambitious and politically charged new album, I Am Another You, the band punches out one high-energy song after another with theatrics and improvisation littered throughout. Their culture gives way to dynamics too: at times front-man Enrique Chi trades his electric guitar for a folkloric Panamanian mejorana, and the Chaurand brothers hop off drums and percussion to instead supply the rhythmic pulse with dueling zapateados, a traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico.
The band’s political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.” In supporting that cause, a portion of all proceeds from the upcoming album will go to the National Immigration Law Center. I Am Another You comes out May 26th.
The band has also shared the stage with Arcade Fire, Cold War Kids, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Tennis, Sergio Mendoza of Calexico, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
“… tough to classify into one genre, which … makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN en Español
“the band synthesizes what’s happening in … Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV
“Making Movies (and its producer, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos) shows us how deeply thought-out lyrics sound next to a rhythm track that somehow both propels and floats without violating the laws of physics.” — NPR, Felix Contreras
” …their execution has grown all the more potent and pointed, because what else can you do in the age of Trump but put up your dukes and fight?” — CLRVYNT
“Cuban dance hall merged with blasts of scabby guitar straight out of Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, as if reinterpreted by Santana.” — Kansas City Star
” …an ambitious, sprawling 20-track work that spans rock, cumbia, psychedelia, American roots, son cubano, and spoken word — a dizzying but cohesive blend that gives the album a cinematic feel” . — American Songwriter
Visit the artist’s website at mkngmvs.com