Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Venomous Pinks - "Todos Unidos"

We've been huge fans of The Venomous Pinks's straight up punk infused rock 'n' roll. We discovered them with a Joan Jett cover, and they followed that up with a Joan Jett style rock song. Now we have "Todos Unidos" that destroys all of our expectations. This new song is much, much heavier than the previous ones. It sounds a lot more like Pennywise or Sick of it All than we could ever have expected. Certainly not a bad thing, and we do love when bands we had pigeonholed surprise us. 

When you find out the inspiration for "Todos Unidos," the extra aggression makes sense. Guitarist vocalist Drea Doll explains the meaning behind the song: "People are fleeing from other countries to escape violence and poverty, hoping for asylum in the United States. I’ve never had to flee from a suppressive country, but can appreciate what my grandparents went through to better their lives when they left Mexico." Drummer Cassie Jalilie adds "Governmental transparency, equality, reforming negative immigration laws, and making healthcare a human right are all values we share strongly as a band.”

You can watch the video for "Todos Unidos" below. I Want You, the upcoming album from The Venomous Pinks, will be out "soon" via Die Laughing Records. For more on The Venomous Pinks, check out their website.

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