Video: Protistas - "Granada"

In their latest video, “Granada,” Protistas reaffirms their status as the continent’s most militant rock band. Their 2010 debut, Nortinas War, had the infrastructure of an inner-war mayhem and, judging from this first single, the Chilean band is looking to expand the belligerent imagery to broader ground. “Granada” is ballistic – provoking in its themes and restrained in its emotions. Shot in a silvery black, directors Matias Rojas Valencia and band vocalist Alvaro Solar framed a fable of conflict and journey. The clip and the song approach tragedy with the same wounding romanticism that made “Incendio en mi Corazon” such an anthem a few seasons ago. “Granada” is the first single off Protistas’ forthcoming sophomore album, Las Cruces (Sello Cazador), produced by Astro’s Andres Nusser. The single, along with another track from the album, can be downloaded through the band’s website.