Electronicore band American Awesome Alliance has released a new music video for their song “Magnum Cum Latte.”
The Power Ranger spoof is complete with a Megazord and oozes nostalgia for anyone who grew up in the 90s. The song/video also features Matt Mehana of the experimental group I Set My Friends on Fire.
“I wanted to be super original,” says vocalist Brannon Centeno. “So, I wrote a song about my ex-girlfriend, haha. The video was months in the making and it took us literally FOREVER to build all of the costumes, buildings, and props; and to work around each member’s hectic schedules.”
Centeno says that during the main filming of the project, the band went three days without sleep. Getting Mehana on board was no easy task, either.
“We hit him up, but he sort of ignored us because he was super busy recording his upcoming album. We’re all huge fans of Matt and ISMFOF, so, when we heard that his pet raccoon had gotten in an accident and needed surgery, we donated to the GoFundMe page he had set up for it. After that, we all started talking on Facebook. Long story short he’s now in our music video. He’s seriously an awesome dude and we all consider him a good friend.”
“Magnum Cum Latte” is from the upcoming debut album, “The Mass Extinction of Everything That Was and What Ever Will Be,” available summer 2015.
American Awesome Alliance is an American electronicore band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2012 by Brannon Centeno and Christopher Lee. They have released four singles and one cover to date. Their cover of “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” garnered the band a lot of attention and was met with a mostly positive reception from critics.
American Awesome Alliance entered and won the Ernie Ball Battle of Bands 2014 for the St. Petersburg date of the Vans Warped Tour. The group has been featured by popular websites such as AltPress, MetalSucks, Stuff You Will Hate, and The New Fury and they are currently working on their highly anticipated debut album while pioneering new, uncharted ground in the post-hardcore scene.
Photo: Joe DeSantis. From Left to Right: Brannon Centeno, Alan Reitman, Chris Lee, Jeremy Mullins.