Friday, 22 July 2011

Mekons Announce 26th Record, Ancient & Modern

Mekons announced their 26th record Ancient & Modern set to release on September 27 on the band’s own Sin Record Label.

On Ancient & Modern, Mekons bring you an “album” just like albums used to be; cardboard things filled with cheeky, chunky 78rpm shellac. Just take a look at the cover of Ancient & Modern and you’ll know what we’re talking about!

Mekons formed in Leeds, England 34 years ago in 1977 and this current classic line-up has remained intact since the mid-1980's. Throughout their history, they have worked collaboratively and collectively with everything credited to the band, never to individuals. Their mind-boggling output consistently blurs the lines between high art and low and has included exhibitions in the UK and US, a deranged musical recorded and staged with Kathy Acker, an art performance with Vito Acconci and several books including the unique art catalog/unfinished novel "Mekons United."

Download their single Space In Your Face.

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