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Montana:

Mordecai



CITY: Montana
SONG TO DOWNLOAD:

MT_Mordecai
CITY: Butte
SONGS THAT GOT US: "Space," "Nature"
MYSPACE ADDRESS: myspace.com/gangoffourripoff
RECORD LABEL Unsigned

WHY THEM? The kids in Mordecai can't be a day over 22. They live in Butte, Montana. According to their MySpace comments, they spend a lot of time drinking beer on the street. Their name could be a reference to the hawk in The Royal Tennenbaums or some unselfconscious attempt at being hard. The only thing that's certain is that their music has absolutely no right to be this great. Their tracks sound like the lost recordings of some forgotten early-'80s No Wave act, sprung fully formed from the loins of the lost Asheton brother. Are they the Shaggs or the second coming?

BONUS BIT! Mordecai self-released a 22-track LP consisting of original songs and covers of the Stooges' Fun House.

_EUGENIA WILLIAMSON


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