Today's the release day for the Mekons new album Ancient & Modern.
Everyone who pre-ordered the album was entered in a random drawing for all sorts of odd Mekons ephemera. We've put all the orders in our big DRUM OF FUN and pulled out our winners. And they are...
Carl Johnson -- Los Angeles
Ram Zimmerman -- Austin TX
Robert Roberson --- Richview...Read more
It is full of the self-deprecating bon mots you have grown to need over the years...
Hell, even the title of the article "No One Buys Our Records" ought to be a clue.
A couple of our favorite gems:
"I've got teenage kids, and...Read more
"Hey I just wanted to write u. I heard "Bad Ingredients" and it is seriously the best record I've heard since, fuck, I don't know...Read more
HA HA TONKA played the much vaunted ACL festival in Austin TX last weekend and by all the accounts we've heard (we weren't allowed to go, our cruel overlord bosses allow no such things) they knocked it out of the proverbial park
HERE'S a link to Rolling Stone's "Best Moments" from the festival photos