Downtown Boys are thrilled to share “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” [link here], an infectious new punk track released in celebration of their current 2017 spring tour and their new union with Sub Pop. “Somos Chulas” is sung entirely in Spanish. The chorus – “Somos chulas, no somospendejas!” or, in English, “I’m elegant/intelligent, I’m not dumb!” – is a declaration of one’s ability to decolonize one’s mind, and the importance of fearlessly unlearning the ways white supremacy conditions people to think and exist. “Somos Chulas” was recorded during their recent sessions with Guy Picciotto and Greg Norman at Electrical Audio in Chicago.
SOMOS CHULAS (NO SOMOS PENDEJAS) Yo vuelo con mi head Yo vuelo con mis veins Yo vuelo con mi tongue x2
Yo vuelo con mis fingers
Soy la misma Soy la misma Pero llevo otra corona
Soy la misma Soy la misma Y yo no soy tu madona
Dame la opcion Somos chulas No somos pendejas
Tengo la instruccion Cuando encontro, me enojo Dame la opcion Somos chulas No somos pendejas
Cuando lo saben, cuando Tienen comodo? No tiene, no comodo Y cuando lo saben, cuando se Sacan? No, no saca no
Yo no seguro money Yo no seguro land Yo no seguro ticket x2
Yo no seguro ticket x2
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: I fly with my head I fly with my veins I fly with my tongue x2
I fly with my fingers x2
I'm the same I'm the same But I wear a different crown
I'm the same I'm the same But I'm not your virgin madonna
So give me an option Because I'm elegant / intelligent, I'm Not dumb!
I have the instructions When I find out why, I'll get angry Give me an option
Because I'm elegant/intelligent, I'm Not dumb!
When they find it, when are they comfortable? Let's not be comfortable.
And when they take it all for themselves They take themselves Don't take me no
I don't got no money I don't got no land I don't got no ticket
I don't got no ticket
Downtown Boys on tour Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Hotel Vegas (5:45PM) Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Fader Fort (4:30PM) Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW / GCT Showcase @ The Sidewinder (1:15AM) Mar. 16 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Pitchfork x French Legation Museum (12:00PM) Mar. 16 - Austin, TX – SXSW / Brooklyn Vegan x SOS Lost Weekend (3:30pm) Mar. 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW / Laneway @ The Mohawk (1:30PM) Mar. 17 - Austin, TX - SXSW / South By San Jose @ Hotel San Jose (6:00PM) Mar. 18 - Dallas, TX - Not So Fun Weekend @ Club Dada Mar. 19 - Hot Springs, AR - Valley of Vapors Mar. 20 - Chattanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia Mar. 21 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight Mar. 22 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel Mar. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits Mar. 24 - Brooklyn, NY- Baby's All Right Apr. 15 - Indio, CA - Coachella Apr. 22 - Indio, CA - Coachella
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