If you keep yourself connected to fellow Asians who move mountains anywhere on this planet, then you for sure recognize the band The Kominas out of the US. The Kominas were formed in 2006 and have released 4 full length albums, and now one EP. They are famous for biting commentary and mix of various punk and South Asian influences.
Today the band present “No Fear”, the first single from their new EP “The Systems are Down.” The song was recorded at the end of January 2017, when nationwide protests at airports against the Muslim ban were taking place. The band uses a bouquet of hardcore breakdowns, 4-part harmonies, and Urdu poetry to convey a sense of claustrophobia and anger, the likes of which have seldom been heard since the band began playing. “No Fear” portrays The Kominas as they are in 2019, equal parts sullen and furious, while re-conjuring their intentionality.