EL FRONT - MISSION: POSSIBLE! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:19:00 PM


 

 

ABOUT EL FRONT:

 A Three man revolution of their own, El Front strives to push the envelope both musically and politically with raw energy drawn from punk, reggae, Latin American popular movements, and anarcho-socialism. Churning out a musical soundtrack to these troubled times with hard hitting numbers in English and Spanish that will get you moving on the dance floor while pondering the world situation, this band seeks to bring forth the rebel within us all and inspire positive action. Be it with scorching punk guitar or a heavy reggae beat, El Front keeps the pressure on with a musical rallying call for unity and mobilization against the forces of oppression, corruption and injustice worldwide.

The band's name 'El Front' is Catalan meaning 'the front' which reflects a recurring theme in their music, that of the Spanish Revolution of the 1930's and the Spanish anarchists' role in that historic struggle against fascism, one of many references to historical events in the band's material.

El Front is comprised of Loren Order on drums, Warren Terror on bass and backing vocals, and Matty Dread on guitar and vocals. The band has just released an album containing 21 original songs and 19 interludes for a total of 40 tracks  which is available from  this websiteCD Baby and other popular download sites.

 

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD THE NEW EL FRONT ALBUM:

 

NEW EL FRONT EP 'MINIMUM WAGE' available for FREE DOWNLOAD!! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:53:00 PM

El Front released a 6 song EP of previously unreleased tracks to celebrate May 1st.. The international day of the worker and of solidarity!!

The EP is entitled 'MINIMUM WAGE' and can be downloaded for free from Bandcamp or SoundCloud!!!


Download it now!! HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR FREE DOWNLOAD!! DESCARGA GRATIS!!!

BANDCAMP: https://elfront.bandcamp.com/album/minimum-wage-ep

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/el-front/sets/el-front-minimum-wage-ep

 

 

El Front to Release new EP! 

Monday, April 14, 2014 1:39:00 PM
 
 
El Front has been hunkered down in The Bunker this winter writing some brand new tunes which we will soon be recording for release when the sun is a bit higher in the sky...

In the meantime we're coughing up an EP of previously unreleased past session recordings to be released in a couple of weeks for FREE download on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. The EP is entitled 'Minimum Wage' and is appropriately priced for inclusion in the survival kit of every slave to the corporate overlords.. free to all comrades in the trenches of capitalist malaise... Stay tuned!
 

Photo: El Front has been hunkered down in The Bunker this winter writing some brand new tunes which we will soon be recording for release when the sun is a bit higher in the sky... 

In the meantime we're coughing up an EP of previously unreleased past session recordings to be released in a couple of weeks for FREE download on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. The EP is entitled 'Minimum Wage' and is appropriately priced for inclusion in the survival kit of every slave to the corporate overlords.. free to all comrades in the trenches of capitalist malaise...  Stay tuned

El Front currently down in the Bunker writing and recording new releases! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014 10:43:00 AM

 

El Front will be down in The Bunker this winter writing and recording new punk garage single releases with our latest addition to the arsenal: This 1960's Ace Tone Top 5 Combo Organ!!

REVIEW IN HUDSON VALLEY ALMANAC WEEKLY 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:34:00 PM
 

The band El Front carries various formidable torches, including those belonging to the Clash, the Pogues, Billy Bragg, Bob Marley, Woody Guthrie and the anonymous tradition of newsy musical radicalism that John Lennon courted on Sometime in New York City. El Front’s 2012 release Popular Revolt/Revuelta Populár is a vastly impressive 40-track magnum opus of global Marxist punkcraft and interstitial sound collage reminiscent of Negativland. The proper songs are kinetic, incendiary and – unlike so much of the revolutionary music after which they are modeled – well-recorded and artfully arranged. Reggae and dub effects are in full force.

On Thursday, March 28 at BSP Lounge in Kingston, El Front pairs up with a punk-ethos band of a different era in New Paltz’s infectious punk popsters Madre Padre, and with the wonderful and woody string-and-vocal trio Pocatello, purveyor of all manner of weird old rustic arcana. Pocatello kicks it of a 9 p.m., followed by El Front at 10 and Madre Padre at 11.

BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 481-5158 or visit http:bsplounge.com. Check out more music at http://pocatello.bandcamp.com, http://elfront.bandcamp.com and https://www.facebook.com/madrepadremusic.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF NEWLY RELEASED DUB VERSION SINGLE 'ALERTA DUB' 

Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:52:00 PM

FREE DOWNLOAD OF EL FRONT'S NEWLY RELEASED DUB VERSION SINGLE 'ALERTA DUB' AVAILABLE NOW AT OUR BANDCAMP PAGE.  CLICK HERE:

http://elfront.bandcamp.com/track/alerta-dub


CHECK IT OUT!

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CD REVIEW IN JAN 2013 ISSUE OF THE CHRONOGRAM 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 10:06:00 PM

 El Front, Revuelta Popular Revolt, Independent, 2012

El Front, Revuelta Popular Revolt, Independent, 2012

One idea kept bubbling up as the sounds of Kingston punk quartet El Front came bleeding through my ear buds. The idea was sincerity—not to be confused by its overbearing, humorless cousin, earnestness. On its debut manifesto El Front brings the sincerity, fiery playing, and imaginative arrangements front and center and refreshingly checks the deep irony at the door. Inspired by his travels in Latin America and subsequent exposure to the radical left south of the Equator, songwriter/guitarist Matty Dread's songs brim with anger and rebelliousness. In the hands of less-skilled musicians, the brash sloganeering on some of the more breakneck songs might come off as heavy-handed rhetoric. But El Front is more than a one-trick pony and the band of Dread, Lima Charlie (guitar), Warren Terror (bass), and Loren Order (drums) and the playful diversity of music could make an anarchosocialist of even Grover Norquist.

El Front is not shy about wanting to evoke the cross-culture mash-ups of touchstones like Sandinista!-era Clash, the Ruts, and the kindred roots-reggae flourishing during the very same period. This is a punk rock where horn charts, warm electric organ, melodica, and dance grooves go safety pin-in-jacket with choppy, distorted power chords. The 21 songs are strung together with vinyl-sourced sound clips of revolutionary speeches, B movies, and the original Star Trek. Hell, even Zorba the Greek makes an appearance! The instrumentation, sound bytes, and alternating Spanish/English vocals layer the grooves nicely and invite repeated listening. Also, big thumbs up for the creative liner notes.

 

EL FRONT BLASTS OFF FOR THE TWITTERSPHERE... OR IS IT THE TWITTERVERSE? 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:04:00 AM

FOLLOW EL FRONT ON TWITTER!! Click Here!!

CHECK OUT EL FRONT ON STRUMMERVILLE DIY AND DOWNLOAD THE TRACK 'THE END OF INNOCENCE ' FOR FREE! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 4:39:00 AM

UPDATE: THE TRACK IS NOW #12 ON THE STRUMMERVILLE DIY TOP 20!!

CLICK HERE

We have been hard at work recording an ambitious album entitled 'POPULAR REVOLT / REVUELTA POPULAR that is bursting at the seams with 40 tracks (in English and Spanish) and over an hour of music. The Album contains 21 hard hitting original punk and reggae songs, as well as 19 additional between song musical interludes we have crafted that will tantalize the mind. This entire volume of music has been painstakingly recorded and mixed and, thanks to the generous individuals who supported our kickstarter project to pay for the mastering and production of physical CDs, the new album entitled 'Popular Revolt/ Revuelta Popular' is now available in physical form from this website or from CD baby, and is downloadable from all the major sites like itunes and amazon. Click here for links to those sites.

We wish to mention by name all the individuals who through their generosity made this album release possible. These are our heroes of which we are very proud and who have earned our undying gratitiude:

Edward Steinberg                                     Margaret Turner                                Anthony Bax
Bonnie Siconolfi                                        Joanna Ruisi                                       Heather Muller
Bonnie Anderson                                      Tessa Kleeman                                  Colin Verrilli
Tim Chaffee                                               Alexandria Soleil                              Jane Brien
Timothy Gilmore                                         Maureen Fullam                               Rob Foss
Sally Ott                                                       Jamey Verrilli                                     Sevan Melikyan
Walt Peters                                                  Beth Shaughnessy                            Joseph Barbarino
Kevin.Bertholf                                             Maria Philippis                                  Florence Shrager
Helen Andersson                                       Julia Hilbrandt                                  Ali Gruber
Rudiger Eilers                                             Don Hall                                              Diana Farkas-Zegel
Bill Hallinan                                                 Richard Messina                               Elena S Erber
Thomas Perrins                                          Charles Piera                                     Bill Sterling
Felipe DeMier                                            Steve Skiff                                            Lliv Carrow
Hudson Valley Horrors Roller Derby        Stephen Gilman                               Jesika Farkas    
Natalie Goldfarb                                        Michael Piastro                                 Delia Mellis
Dean Jones                                                Raissa St. Pierre                                 Mike Lewis
Arrow Kleeman                                          Peter Martin                                        Pamela and Steve
Brian Brinkerhoff                                       Laura Murphy                                    Lesley Rokjer
Derek Ricciardi                                         Wheeljack-Ninos Aghakhan             Alexander Schultz
Spencer Lincoln                                       Red Osmosis                                      Judith Hoyt
Che Ruisi-Besares                                    Lara Giordano                                   Craig Paulson
Leonie Lacouette                                     Steve Masson                                      Emily Rosenfeld 
Anita Wetzel                                              Leigh Bahnatka                                  Wayne Montecalvo
Michael Frank                                           Heather Lazarus                                 James Fossett
Christina Cosburn                                   Joan MacDonald                                 Rob Norris
Darren O'Sullivan                                    Michael Sandler                                  Janet Hicks
Innis                                                            Peter Aaron                                         Eric Shank
Hilary Law                                                 Alex Saltz                                             Mercedes Catania
Tanya L. Lopez                                         Jeff Almquist                                        Lisa Ven Vertloh

 

Click here to see the Kickstarter page.

 

Kickstarter video

 

All Songs © 2011 El Front (BMI)

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