One Tribe Nation: Music from a Multicultural POV
VIDEO: Energetic L.A. band releases its new album "We Are the One" along with bonus material & giveaways
Armed with a powerful and poignant message, new representatives of the hidden beauty and multi-dimensional spirit of Los Angeles, One Tribe Nation releases its new album "We Are the One", the band's musical reflections of the good, the bad, and the immense potential of America.
Published on LatinoLA: February 29, 2012
One Tribe Nation's "We Are The One" will be available at $5.99 along with bonus material and giveaways exclusively on http://onetribenation.com on March 1, 2012 and released nationwide on May 1, 2012.
In support of their upcoming album, the band is already scheduled for multiple performances and promotional interviews in the Southern California:
On The Rox (West Hollywood) on March 22
Max Steiner's (Long Beach) on March 29
Radio Show: "Indies in Motion" (Hollywood) April 16
The Mint (Los Angeles) April 27
"We Are The One" includes the politically charged title "The Enemy", the love song "Don't Let Me Down", "The Only One", "We Are The One", "San Francisco", "Room To Breathe" , "Free My Pain", "Becky's Song", "Mended Heart" and the outspoken "It's Time", a track whose performance on the steps of City Hall during OccupyLA inspired a video by renowned filmmaker Leonardo Bondani, whose body of work includes MalditaVecindad, Tijuana No, Kid Frost, and El Vuh.
Check out the video "It's Time" (Director's Cut) a tribute to the world-wide movement inspired by Occupy Wall Street, that is continuously updated to include new footage as movement progresses.
Although the band was formerly a solo project for guitarist Sanders, this new record is true collaboration in which band members, Sanders, (vocalist) Quetzal Guerrero, (bassist) David Filice,and (drummer) David Cowan contributed in a more creatively democratic process with the guidance of (producer) Chris Baseford, who's worked with such heavy weights as Tommy Lee, John 5, and Rob Zombie, delivering the band's diverse vision with a powerful driving punch that's sure to keep listeners rocking and even dancing as they listen.
They also brought in session players Dave Schulz (Goo Goo Dolls, Berlin) on keys and well known and respected percussionists Chuck Prada (Sergio Mendes, Michael Jackson, Kelis) and Daniel de Los Reyes (Jennifer Lopez, Sting). The result is an honest portrayal of America today: A mosaic of love, strength, politics and its local repercussions, and the personal power to speak the truth and effect change starting with the individual.
"We really wanted to make music with substance that is relevant and inspirational to the listener," says Quetzal Guerrero. The singer says that growing up as multicultural/multilingual American has always helped him understand and connect with different demographics of people.
"In our new album I believe we do exactly that, through our wide range of rhythms, styles and lyrics, One Tribe Nation attempts to find a common ground with everyone and connect with them on a musical level," says the vocalist.
"For us, it's not about blue, red, left or right, or any other device that's used to keep us fighting amongst ourselves. It's about those who build and those who destroy, and the reality is, we all choose a side in this battle by virtue of the decisions we make in our own lives each and every day," says Michael Sanders, band-leader and guitarist.
One Tribe Nation Members:
Michael Sanders: Guitar
Quetzal Guerrero: Vocal
David Filice: Bass
David Cowan (Young Professor): Drums
Daniel de los Reyes: Percussion
Chuck Prada: Percussion
Dave Schulz: Keys
For more information about One Tribe Nation, visit: http://onetribenation.com