It is with this irreverence and inspired vision that New York City-based OUTERNATIONAL has stepped onto the music scene.
OUTERNATIONAL is crafting a new sound rooted in punk rock and hip-hop, while drawing from musical styles throughout the world. Their live show is controlled chaos and pure passion demonstrated in the extraordinary connection between the band and its audience. The band is quickly developing a devoted, diverse following in NYC and throughout the East Coast.
Since August 2004, OUTERNATIONAL has played for sold-out crowds at B.B. King’s (Times Square, NYC) North Six (Brooklyn, NY), Southpaw (Brooklyn, NY), Joe's Pub (NYC) and the Knitting Factory Main Stage (NYC); Basement Bhangra at SOBs (NYC); thousands of protestors at the Not In Our Name demonstration during the Republican National Convention (NYC); striking immigrant hotel workers at an Atlantic City UNITE HERE union rally; the ONE campaign/Live 8 effort at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square (NYC), and students at universities around the East Coast. OUTERNATIONAL recently performed as a part of the NYC Charm Sessions at the Living Room, which was broadcasted on the BBC in Scotland in August 2005. The group has also shared bills with many notable artists including: Tom Morello (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Wyclef Jean, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Michelle Shocked, Antibalas, Steve Earle, DJ Rekha, Saul Williams, The Slackers, Head Automatica, The Coup, Dub Is A Weapon, and Prince Paul.
In April 2005, OUTERNATIONAL released a new single produced by Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello. Featuring the songs, What You Say, From The Future, and Ricochet, the single is being marketed to college radio and used for promotional purposes. OUTERNATIONAL has arrived with a bold mission to fulfill a great need as this generation’s revolutionary band. As the chorus to their song Time To Soar proclaims: “We want the sky by storm!”