Ramona are crashing the punk-rock party with “Not Your Token,” joining forces with AP to premiere the new track and music video.
Linking up between Philadelphia and Seattle, the three-piece look to make a strong showing with the first single off their upcoming debut full-length, Deals, Deals, Deals!
Going from fisticuffs to friendship over a game of pinball, the band don some killer matching jumpsuits at the tavern for their visuals.
While all three band members come from different backgrounds, guitarist/vocalist Diego Medrano wishes to look past the “Token” aspect of their image and prove themselves with a unique sound.
“When you look like us, the lazy will assume you’re just a gimmick or an image,” he says. “Sure, we’re multi-cultural dreamboats, but we’re also a really fucking good band.”
Perfectly playing off the name of the song, Medrano says the trio wanted to drop preconceived notions, looking to just be themselves.
“This video let us have some fun with the idea of being tokenized through our favorite band pastimes: shenanigans and pinball,” he says.
Check out the video below.
Deals, Deals, Deals! drops June 7 via Red Scare, and you can preorder it here and check out physical copies here. Ramona hit the road in support of Teenage Bottlerocket before hopping on tour with Elway and Sam Russo to close out the summer. Tickets are on sale now, with a full list of dates below.
06/13 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar *
06/14 – Montebello, QC @ Montebello Rock *
06/15 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
06/16 – Detroit, MI @ Small’s Bar *
06/17 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club *
06/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
06/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
06/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage *
06/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
06/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale *
06/23 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom *
06/24 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Diner *
08/09 – Denver, CO @ Streets Denver ^
08/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge ^
08/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room ^
08/12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar ^
08/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Resident DTLA ^
08/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Press Club ^
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge ^
08/16 – Portland, OR @ Twilight Bar ^
08/17 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza ^
08/18 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder ^
08/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock ^
08/20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Pinball Jones ^
* with Teenage Bottlerocket
^ with Elway and Sam Russo