"In the spirit of their infamous 1987 life-on-the road cassette, "Mekons New York," the new album is a document that turns the audience and the recording space into accomplices for the band's high-wire act. A single microphone is one of the few concessions to technology."
"The Mekons see the Brexit vote as a grave mistake. 'A pint of fear, then home by teatime, for we are afraid.'" —Ken Tucker
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Mekons will release 'existentialism,' a limited edition 96-page book and CD on September 1st! The release is now available for pre-order. The album was recorded, collaboratively with an audience, live in July 2015 at Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn. The book includes 12 chapters of writing and art from Mekons and friends.
You knew it was coming, bubbling under the surface. Here is the Mekons' musical response to the geopolitical dumpster fire that is Brexit. We saw countless folks quoting the Mekons and posting links to Mekons tunes ("Empire of the Senseless," anyone?) on social media on the day of the Brexit vote, and in the aftermath. Now you can share...Read more
For The Bluegrass Situation, Stephen Deusner tells the tale of The Mekons and Robbie Fulks's Jura, and the history and influence of the island that serves as the album's namesake. It's drunken, ill-advised, and one-of-a-kind, just how we like our Mekons. Read it here.
"Jura jolted these musicians into a different gear and made them adjust...Read more