New Allá Video Beautifully Showcases Pilsen, Little Village
By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 16, 2013 8:45PM
Pilsen-based psychedelic soul trio Allá sent Chicagoist a quick email about their new video for "Micro Psychotic," the lush second track on this year's "#feedthedragon vol. 1" album. The video showcases the beautiful, mournful sides of both Pilsen and neighboring Little Village on Chicago's Southwest Side.
The band premiered "Micro Psychotic" at a special event hosted by The Whistler, wherein Allá also performed for the first time in three years. Band member Jorge Ledezma wrote to Chicagoist about the inspiration for both the song and the video.
"The song is about shooting we witnessed while we were writing the tune," Ledezma said in an email. "We wanted to loosely express that sense of loss visually. We took over Angel's Tire Shop on 18th street for a day then shot it the rest around Pilsen and Little Village."
The band worked with director BrainKiller, and the clip focuses on vivid, artistic anti-violence murals and other neighborhood slices of life. BrainKiller uploaded the clip to Vimeo Thursday.
Ledezma also wrote that Alla was at work on "#feedthedragon vol.2", which will see release by year's end. To that end, Ledezma pointed us to a new track called "Healin", which sounds like an acid house take on '80s pop music. Listen to "Healin" below, then check out the video for "Micro Psychotic" above.