Adelit@s is a Portland Oregon -based anarchopunk / hardcore punk band driven by alternating female-male vocals in Spanish inspired by Latin American revolutionary music. The band formed in 2006 with a few acoustic guitars and covers of old punk songs from Argentina and Spain and soon settled into its lineup for the first 5 years with Santa singing, Nick on guitar and vocals, Bourgee Jezis playing drums, and Brenna on bass. In Spring 2011 Kerrie took over on bass. The name Adelitas comes from a popular Mexican folk song and refers to the women who organized and took up arms during the Mexican Revolution. In this spirit the lyrics have focused on struggles around the border, immigration, and popular social movements that threaten the status quo. Que viva el punk revolucionario!
In the fall of 2007 we recorded the first album “Guerrilla armada con melodias” (Guerrilla Armed with Melodies), which was released on CD and cassette by Malkriad@s Records. This was followed by a two-month tour covering the US and Mexico. 2008 saw the band mainly in Portland but included several shows heading down the coast to play Latino Fest in Montebello, CA. In early 2009, “Un Solo Grito” (A Single Scream) EP came out on Defector Records, followed by a western US tour based around LA Clitfest in August of that year. In July 2011 we released the “No hay descanso” (There is no rest) LP with help from Tomorrow Belongs to Us, Jornalero Records, and La Soceite Pue Prod labels and this was followed by a whirlwind US tour that saw us out to the east coast and back in just over three weeks.
In 2012 we released the Llama Viva de la Rabia LP on Aborted Society Records and toured the US west coast and Mexico.
In 2013 we toured Europe, starting in Copenhagen at the K-Town Hardcore Fest and ending in Milan.
The Adelitas // Kohosh split LP is due to be out sometime in late 2013. In the meantime all of our music can be downloaded for free –
Llama Viva de la Rabia LP – http://adelitas.bandcamp.com/
No Hay Descanso LP – http://www.anarcho-punk.net/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=7708&start=0
Un Solo Grito EP here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Adelits/Un_Solo_Grito_EP/
Guerrilla Armada con Melodias:
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