Here’s an idea that seems so deeply satisfying, I’m bummed I hadn’t thought of it before: smash a piñata with the head of Pepe and the hair of Trump while eating birthday cake. Like, right?
This is the scenario posed to us in Downtown Boys’s fun jam for “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas),” a hopeful song from their transcendent latest album Cost of Living. Kids and women looking happy and prideful are spliced between live footage of the band, and the track was described on their Facebook page as “a declaration of one’s ability to decolonize one’s mind, and the importance of fearlessly unlearning the ways white supremacy conditions people to think and exist.” Somos chulas, no somos pendejas! A spiritual salve for our time.