Boyle Heights’ The Tracks want you to ‘Go Out Tonight’ (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan on December 5, 2016 in Cultura, Video


Go Out Tonight is the debut release from Boyle Heights band The Tracks. The noir-looking video — with visuals from the 1961 film The Exiles — sets a contrasting stage for the band’s poppy high energy sound and escapist lyrics:

When you go out tonight
Be sure to go outside
To rid yourself of doubt
Tonight
Where you will become it

You will go
You will know
In the middle of the night you will grow

Now pack alright
You know it’s going to be a long time

Can you
Speed up the process

Can you
Go outside
For one last time tonight

Guitarist, singer and bandleader Vernancio Bermúdez, bassist Felipe Contreras, drummer Jaime Conde, and guitarist Jesiel Higuera rehearse “near Farmer John’s gigantic hot dog factory, and thus directly in the path of the Vernon Drift, the notorious stench of pig products that permeates southeast LA,” according to LA Taco.

Read the remarkable full interview with Bermudez at LA Taco….

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Regressives December 5, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Nothing says BACKWARDS like regressive Chicanos and pochos living in the past and celebrating barras and old time chicano mexican nostalgia for a time they can’t remake again.

Gotta love pocho progress.

John Edward Rangel December 6, 2016 at 5:29 PM

Excellent video. To ignore the past is not only to repeat its mistakes but also forget its joys. Good work.

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