First of We would like to start of by thanking Sky Bar on 4th ave for allowing us to play there this weekend and for giving independent artist a place to share their music. I think we can all agree that the show was a lot of fun thanks to all of you who showed up you guys are amazing! We especially want to thank Los Hollywood (San Diego CA) and Volta (El Paso TX) for coming down to share the stage with us this past Saturday March 24th. Having you guys in Tucson was a blast se hizo la carnita asada!
For those who have been following our weekly updates you know we've been working on our new single “American Girl” which will be part of our upcoming album. We’ve been filming and editing the music video over the past few weeks and will be ready for you guys really soon but in the meantime we thought you might like to see a live version of the song. This was recorded live at Sky bar March 24th and Features Heidy from Los Hollywood. Let us know what you think! See you next time.
First of all, we would like to thank everyone who has helped us out during the filming of this project, especially Edwin Cordova, Vladimir and Isaac Ramirez (Eddie’s little brother) who helped us film. Also, we would like to send a special thank you to Angel Duran and Mariachi Sol Azteca for helping out. From writing to recording as well as filming the video, they’ve helped every step of the way.
For those of you who aren’t up to date on what we are doing, we have been recording a music video for our upcoming single “Niña Americana (American Girl)” which will be part of our upcoming album. Last week, we filmed in both Nogales, Arizona and Sonora and this past Saturday, March 17th we decided to film on 4th Ave in Tucson alongside our friends from the mariachi mentioned above.
Over all the filming process went really smoothly. The environment was very fun and everyone was a joy to work with. Not to mention, the weather was beautiful which was perfect since we were filming outdoors. We did however manage to capture the attention of a lot of people passing by. I’m sure they were confused as to why a Mariachi was down on 4th Ave on St. Patrick’s Day. It wasn’t our intention but it just so happened this was the only day we could all gather up to film. Regardless of this, a few folks couldn’t resist the temptation of asking the Mariachi to perform a song. So Alejandra and the rest of the musicians improvised a classic mariachi song together, and this was how we concluded filming for the video.
Over the next few weeks we will be focusing our attention to editing so stay tuned next week. Also this Saturday, March 24th we will be performing at Sky Bar on 4th Ave (9:00PM) alongside our friends Los Hollywood (San Diego, CA) and Volta ( El Paso, TX). Hope to see you there!
Last week we told you about our idea to film on the border for our upcoming music video American Girl (Niña Americana).
Success! We found the perfect spot to film in Nogales, AZ alongside the border line. As we initially entered the dirt road that rides alongside the border fence, it was pretty evident that it was heavily watched by agents. We hadn’t even gotten a minute into the trail when we already spotted a border patrol truck watching us from the top of a hill. We thought it best to pull over and explain to the officer what our intentions were to which the agent said “I don’t have a problem with you guys filming there as long as you don’t do anything illegal, It’s a free country."
I’m glad we talked to him. I can only imagine how sketchy it must have looked when nine, 20 sum year olds began unloading cases and bags out of a 16 passenger van so close to the fence. The agents weren’t that careless either, we noticed that a few of them were watching us from a distance probably making sure we didn’t do anything fishy.
We set up our gear, plugged a monitor into the power generator (thank you tio for letting us borrow that) and began to film by playback. The weather couldn’t have been any better either. It was slightly cloudy at first but the the sun came out as soon as we began to film. We ran the song a few times using different angles and getting close ups of all the members. We even attracted a crowd of horses who stopped by to show their support. One particular looking individual walked right up to us and was no stranger to the camera; what a jackass!
After we had the necessary shots in that location we decided to cross into Mexico by foot and film around the downtown area. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend going. There is so much to see and amazing tacos to be eaten.
Next week we will be filming in Tucson accompanied by our friend Angel Duran from Mariachi Sol Azteca. So tune in next week to see the highlights!