We Will Reign, The Last Internationale’s debut album, will be released by Epic Records on August 19. The band will be previewing songs from the collection at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on June 11. The Last Internationale will be supporting Kings of Leon on a series of summer dates and performing at numerous festivals, including Lollapalooza, the British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park and the Austin City Limits Festival. See below for itinerary.
The Last Internationale – comprising Delila Paz, Edgey Pires, and Brad Wilk – recorded We Will Reign with producer Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young) at historic Henson Studios in Los Angeles. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, The Nightwatchman, Audioslave) served as Executive Producer. Fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album HERE.
The searing “Killing Fields” – recently heard in the hit FX series “Justified” – examines the corrupting influence of power while “Fire” sounds like a menacing, modern-day spiritual. Nine of the album’s ten songs are original compositions. Delila Paz’s gutsy vocals infuse the collection’s lone cover song, “Baby It’s You” – first made famous by The Shirelles – with simmering, soul-wrenching desire. See below for the complete track listing.
New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and explosive live performances. During a 2013 visit to Los Angeles, the pair spent Thanksgiving at Tom Morello’s home and mentioned they needed a drummer. Morello suggested they speak with Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) and got Brad on the phone. After hearing their material and bonding with Edgey and Delila, Wilk signed on.
“New York’s counterculture spirit lives on in The Last Internationale,” declared Rolling Stone. The trio won acclaim for its debut SXSW performances, with Yahoo! Music noting, “The strikingly fervent, politically-charged rock band The Last Internationale stands out” and Billboard praising the group’s “hard-hitting modern rock mélange.”
You can view The Last Internationale performing the album’s title track in this Yahoo! Music “The New Now” session. Last year the band created a video for Woody Guthrie’s “Deportees” for ONE campaign’s agit8 series, which shines the spotlight on iconic protest songs that have changed the world. It can be viewed HERE.
All pertinent links:
View We Will Reign album trailer HERE
See “Yahoo! Music “The New Now” session HERE
View “Deportees” video HERE
We Will Reign – Track Listing
- Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Indian Blood
- We Will Reign
- Killing Fields
- Wanted Man
- Baby It’s You
- Devil’s Dust
- I’ll Be Alright
The Last Internationale – Tour Dates
6/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6/12 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
6/20 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro – supporting Kings of Leon
6/22 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Milton Keynes Bowl – supporting Kings of Leon
7/5 – London, UK @ British Summer Time – Hyde Park
7/11 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive Festival
8/1-3 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza – Grant Park
10/3-5 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
Additional dates with Kings of Leon to be announced.
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