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Downtown Boys share new single “Somos Chulas”

Downtown Boys at Afropunk 2016 - Saturday
Downtown Boys at Afropunk 2016 (more by Gretchen Robinette)

The great politically-charged, sax-fueled punks Downtown Boys are prepping their first album for Sub Pop, which they’re recording with Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto and engineer Greg Norman (who also worked on the last Downtown Boys album). They just dropped a new single, “Somos Chulas,” the first song we’ve heard from them since they signed to Sub Pop. It’s as amped-up as you expect from Downtown Boys, and sung entirely in Spanish. You can hear it for yourself below.

Downtown Boys will be in Austin for SXSW this week, where one of their shows is the BrooklynVegan / Sound on Sound party on Thursday (3/16) at Cheer Up Charlies. That show also has Priests, Beach Slang, Jay Som, Vagabon, Le Butcherettes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more. It’s free, and RSVP is open. Check out the set times for all three BV/SOS parties here.

After SXSW, Downtown Boys will make it to NYC to play Baby’s All Right on March 24 with Merge signees Sneaks and punk veteran Alice Bag. Tickets for that show are still available.

Downtown Boys — 2017 Tour Dates
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

3/6-3/13, 3/19-3/24 w/ Sneaks
3/14 w/ Alex Cameron, Hovvdy and more
3/15 evening w/ Girlpool, Allison Crutchfield and the Fizz and more
3/16 w/ Julie Byrne, Priests, Vagabon and more
3/17 afternoon w/ Chastity Belt, Alex Cameron and more
3/17 evening w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff, Spiral Stairs and more
3/18 w/ Chastity Belt, Weaves, Priests, and Flasher
4/14 + 4/21 w/ Lady Gaga, Bon Iver, Future and more

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