The Last Internationale
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The Last Internationale is a NY band founded by singer Delila Paz and guitarist Edgey. Fusing the powerful storytelling and working-class concerns of classic folk and blues with the rabble-rousing spirit of punk rock, they have built a reputation through steady touring. TLI has shared the stage with artists such as Tom Morello, Joan Baez, Tim Armstrong and Wayne Kramer. Acts they have toured with include Robert Plant, Neil Young, The Who, Kings of Leon, Slash, Scott Weiland, Weezer, One Republic, and many more.
TLI self-released an EP in 2013 called New York, I Do Mind Dying. The band's debut full-length studio album, We Will Reign, was released in 2014 on Epic Records after LA Reid signed them based solely on hearing their cover of Woody Guthrie's "Deportees" and original song demos of "Wanted Man" and "Workers of the World - Unite!", a topical workers' anthem. The situation turned darkly ironic as they were left fighting for their identity against the pressures of assimilating to the homogenizing, hyper-sexualized culture of the pop industry. In 2015, finally freed from their recording contract, TLI released a Mahalia Jackson cover, "I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About in My Song," on Tom Morello's Firebrand Records. They are currently finishing up their sophomore album and getting ready to get back on the road.