The Resident Alien Invasion

 

Definition:

res·i·dent alien

noun /'rezəˌdent'ālēən/: a foreigner who is a permanent resident of the country in which he or she resides.

 

        Imagine a different sixties.  Imagine no Sesame Street.  The 1980's: a parallel universe where R.E.M. and Boy George never exist.  It is a different American experience; the America someone might experience when born to immigrant parents. 

        This is a story of a 3-piece band of self-taught musicians.  It is an attempt to explain what cannot be explained.  It is an intent to describe with words what only makes sense as organized noise.  People love to talk about music, but it is never the same thing as experiencing the actual sounds, chords, rhythms, and harmonies.  This is a story of three brothers from a small town in Central California. 

               Art has always been shared, borrowed, and mutated for ages between different cultures so it should come as no surprise that this is happening today.  People continually travel around the world taking with them their history and their culture to places where they may be considered foreign, but there is beauty in any heritage regardless of race or nation.  In this case it is this foreign musical heritage we will call the "resident alien" of America.  After having been inspired by countless musicians such as Los Bukis, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, James Brown, etc... and by utilizing the only tools within reach, these brothers create an interesting soundscape that is both innovative and nostalgic.  

          How is it possible to invade a place in which one resides?   There is an old saying that comes to mind: "Drop a pebble in a pond and the ripples will eventually fill the whole pond."  These "ripples" are the "invasion", and the "pebble", which has been kept in hand for years, is just now breaking the surface of the water.

 

             Ladies and gentlemen... THE RESIDENT ALIEN INVASION.