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Unfiltered: Aloud raise money and awareness for the Flint water crisis with ‘Agua Mala’

 

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For more than a decade, Aloud have endured as one of the more tireless bands of the Boston music scene. Case in point: While you’re currently reading this watching Netflix because #SnowDay, the band led by guitarists and vocalists Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain are currently chilling on the side of a Connecticut highway waiting for the blizzard to pass so they can play the Knitting Factory in New York City tonight.

 
 

Think about that — you didn’t even make it to work today; Aloud trekked 200 miles, in the snow, to rock out.

But that’s no sort of hardship for the rock and roll band. This morning they delivered a raucous dose of perspective with new single “Agua Mala”, a gang vocals-charged, Oasis-ready guitar-pop thumper that calls attention the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The track, produced by Grammy award-winning producer Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, is a musical collaboration with Brooklyn’s Cold Blood Club, and all proceeds from its sale via Bandcamp will benefit the Flint Water Fund set up by The United Way of Genesee County. The release show tonight also serves to raise money for the embattled Michigan city.

 
 

“Flint was something we couldn’t even believe could happen in this country,” says de la Osa. “How does something as basic as clean water become so scarce in an American city? Flint’s trying to raise its voice to let the country know what’s happening is still happening. This shouldn’t have faded away with the next news cycle.”

After tonight’s gig in New York (if the roads clear up), Aloud are back in their hometown for a show March 4 at the Plough & Stars in Cambridge. When you’re drinking up, be grateful, quite simply, that you can.

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