Hear Los Lobos-Produced I Am Another You
ft. Tennis, Hurray for the Riff Raff,
Streaming In Full with American Songwriter
Album Released May 26
National Tour With Hurray for the Riff Raff
Kicks Off Next Week!
“Making Movies (and its producer, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos) shows us how deeply thought-out lyrics sound next to a rhythm track that somehow both propels and floats without violating the laws of physics.” — NPR, Felix Contreras
” …their execution has grown all the more potent and pointed, because what else can you do in the age of Trump but put up your dukes and fight?” — CLRVYNT
“the band synthesizes what’s happening in … Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV
“Cuban dance hall merged with blasts of scabby guitar straight out of Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, as if reinterpreted by Santana.” — Kansas City Star
American rock and roll band Making Movies will release their second LP, I Am Another You, this Friday, May 26. The artistically ambitious and politically charged bilingual follow up to 2014’s A La Deriva was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and features guest appearances by Tennis, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Ozomatli. The band’s strong lyricism is complemented by their deftness to move between musical styles, from Afro-Latino rhythms and breezy cumbia beats to psychedelic rock riffs and more. The band offered a first glimpse of the project with “Brave Enough” featuring Hurray for the Riff Raff and Tennis’ Alaina Moore and later shared the brooding “Spinning Out” with a powerful companion video. American Songwriter has debuted the I Am Another You full album stream today, offering fans a chance to hear the album before it’s out!
Making Movies was formed in Kansas City in 2009 by singer/guitarist Enrique Chi and his brother, bassist Diego Chi, currently joined by percussionist Juan-Carlos Chaurand and his brother, drummer Andres Chaurand. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, the album is a bold mix of sounds: psychedelia, experimental rock, son cubano, cumbia and various rhythms descended from Yoruba music, an African tradition that slaves carried to the New World as part of religious rites that evolved into Santería. Clearly, Making Movies was messing with some powerful juju.
The members of Making Movies are socially active both inside and outside of the band. In 2012, they established M.U.S.I.C.A., a summer music camp in Kansas City for low income students from immigrant families. Partnering with local nonprofit, the Mattie Rhodes Center, in July of 2016 the band completed a successful fifth year of the music camp and in 2017, will be launching their own nonprofit program titled, Art As Mentorship.
The quartet just wrapped up a few dates with Los Lobos and will kick off a national tour with Hurray For The Riff Raff next week. Full list of dates HERE or see below.
Making Movies Tour Dates
* w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff
5/26: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
6/1: Houston, TX @ Axelrad
6/2: Dallas, TX @ Trees *
6/3: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/4: Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
6/6: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
6/7: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
6/9: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
6/10: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre *
6/11: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
6/13: Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
6/15: Vancouver, CA @ Imperial *
6/16: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
6/18: Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue *
6/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
6/21: Denver, CO @ The Bluebird *
6/29: Des Moines, IA @ Warren Morrow Music Festival
7/16: Memphis, TN @ The Levitt Shell