Antiquiet brings you a unique cultural flare today with the exclusive premiere of the latest video from Kansas City’s Making Movies, for an upbeat Latin/indie rocker of a track called Cuna De Vida, from the band’s recently released sophomore effort A La Deriva (which means adrift).
Rhythmically adventurous, lyrically substantive and melodically fascinating, the band’s progressive Latino sound on A La Deriva tells an all too realistic story based on the struggles of an immigrant family that tragically falls apart in America, and its impact on the following generation.
Making Movies have just finished their “A La Deriva” tour, and the Cuna De Vida video is, essentially, a quick look at their lives on tour, and the very DIY nature of their band and video. They even edited it and all, winning over our DIY hearts.
We put together this video with the hope of giving a glimpse into our world,” explained lead singer, Enrique Chi. “Although we are punk rock do it yourself band, we’ve been lucky enough to travel from coast to coast in the United States and starting to hit Latin America. I edited together scenes from our hometown show at the Riot Room in Kansas City, my neighborhood there, as well as clips we shot from tours while in California, New York, Panama and Puerto Rico. I edited most of it while in the van on tour, our lives are in constant motion and I think the video feels like that as well.”
“I think the song (Cuna De Vida) encapsulates what Making Movies is all about. Cool melody, awesome background vocals , great guitar and a reverential use of old and new ideas.” Producer, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)
In addition to opening for the Cold War Kids on June 30, Making Movies will hit the Wakarusa Festival in Arkansas, alongside the likes of Ozomatli and Gogol Bordello. In September, they’ll headline the Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Heritage Festival, which, this year, has a special theme honoring the country of Panama.
Check out and pick up Making Movies’ second album A La Deriva on iTunes. Released in March, it’s produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.