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Mekons Existentialism CD
2016
| MEK-VCP
$8.95

existentialism

Limited edition Book/CD combo is SOLD OUT. 

 

In July 2015, with the help of 75 mekoristers, MEKONCEPTION took place at Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an event dedicated to creating a new record in real time around a single microphone. "Why should a record take more time to record than it does to listen to!" was the concept.

Twelve chapters of writing and art from mekons and mekon friends, inspired by each song on the CD.

Full Description

In July 2015, with the help of 75 mekoristers, MEKONCEPTION took place at Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an event dedicated to creating a new record in real time around a single microphone. "Why should a record take more time to record than it does to listen to!" was the concept.  

Check out the video for "Fear and Beer."

First full band Mekons release since 2011's Ancient and Modern, features all new songs!

 

Short Description
  • As an aural document, it’s kinetic and crackling, a live recording that captures the excitement of a concert. As a complete piece, it says something powerful; it’s a call to arms for old punks, unrepentant artists, and assorted freaks, all pushing against the tides of modern life.

    — Pitchfork
  • Existentialism is a sharp reminder of their roots away from roots music. This is no honky-tonk; this is fierce political cabaret — with, you know, fiddle and accordion and Hank Williams quotes. That's how they roll.

    — Exclaim
  • A document that turns the audience and the recording space into accomplices for the band's high-wire act [and] instantly pulls the listener into the experiment.

    — Chicago Tribune
  • Gnarly drinking songs — or at least melodies that were meant to be sung with a bullhorn in one hand and a lager in the other — dominate, with fiddle, unison voices, rude drumming. This is less a celebration than last call inside a bomb shelter.

    — Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

Track List

  1. Flowers of Evil part 2
  2. Skintrade
  3. O Money
  4. Bucket
  5. Fear and Beer
  6. Onion
  7. Traveling Alone
  8. Nude Hamlet
  9. 1848 Now!
  10. Simone on the Beach
  11. The Cell
  12. Remember
  13. Flowers of Evil part 1 (MP4 Bonus Track and Video)

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