Posted in MP3 | music | pictures | tour dates on April 7, 2008

photos by Ryan Muir, words by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Monotonix - Summers & Autumns (MP3 from the upcoming Body Language EP out April 22.)

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Take Eugene Hutz (almost literally... a similar manic energy, voice, even looks to some degree, but with a more impressive 'stache) and dial him up a few notches, put him in front of an insane-o heavy garage punk two-piece with a blues bent, and you have Israeli madmen Monotonix. Comin' straight outta Tel Aviv, Monotonix have a new EP on the way (Apr.22 on Drag City) recorded by Tim Green (ex-Nation of Ulysses, current member of The Fucking Champs). And if "Summers & Autumns" (download above) & "Body Language" (streaming at their myspace) are any indication, Body Language is probably a killer.

For now though, I'll stick with what I know: there is alot of buzz about their live show. Flaming drum heads, hanging from the rafters, beer baths.... check out the mayhem for yourself in videos (below). Check out the pics Ryan took at their March Noise Pop show with The Gutter Twins (in this post).

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Monotonix and their much talked about live show will swing into Union Hall tonight (April 7) with the colorful recent VICE-signees Dark Meat, as well at Cake Shop (again with Dark Meat) on the 20th, and Death By Audio on the 25th (a Todd P show). More pictures, the videos and full tour dates, below.......

Monotonix at SXSW 2008

Monotonix at SXSW 2007 with their drum kit ON FIRE

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MONOTONIX - 2008 TOUR DATES
Apr 7 - Union Hall Brooklyn, New York*
Apr 8 - Cousin Larry's Danbury, Connecticut
Apr 9 - The Milky Way Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts*
Apr 10 - Two Boots Bridgeport, Connecticut*
Apr 11 - AS220 Providence, Rhode Island**
Apr 12 - The Red and Black Washington DC, Washington DC*
Apr 13 - The Boot Norfolk, Virginia*
Apr 15 - Slim's Raliegh, North Carolina*
Apr 16 - Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina*
Apr 17 - Gallery 5 Richmond, Virginia*
Apr 18 - Talking Head Baltimore, Maryland*
Apr 19 - WPW Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
Apr 20 - Cake Shop New York City, New York*
Apr 21 - Cafe Metropolis Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania***
Apr 22 - Mojo 13 Wilmington, Delaware
Apr 23 - Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, New Jersey
Apr 24 - Suny Purchase College Purchase, New York
Apr 25 - Death by Audio Brooklyn, New York
Apr 26 - Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey****
May 2 - Cafe Barzilay - EP release show Tel Aviv
May 5 - Kulturbunker Mulheim Koln
May 6 - Luminaire London#
May 7 - Concorde 2 Brighton%
May 9 - ABC w/ Silver Jews Glasgow, Scotland%
May 10 - Transition Skate Park Aberdeen, Scotland
May 18 - Ekko Utrecht
May 20 - Fabrik Hamburg%
May 21 - Colcolumbia Club Berlin%
May 22 - Brotfabrik Frankfurt%
May 23 - Palace Theatre St. Gallen%
May 25 - Super! Mon Amour Festival @ Point Ephemere Paris%
May 29 - IndigO2 London%
Jun 3 - Kulturzentrum Wetzlar
Jun 4 - Cafe Zapata Berlin
Jun 5 - Hafenklang Hamburg
Jun 6 - Vortex Seigen
Aug 30 - Fuck Yeah Fest Los Angeles, California
Sep 1 - Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, Washington
Sep 20 - Hideout Block Party Chicago, Illinois
Sep 21 - Hideout Block Party Chicago, Illinois

* with Dark Meat
** with Dark Meat, Black Pus
*** with An Albatross
**** with Health
# with Howlin' Rain
% with Silver Jews

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Comments (6)

This band is INSANE.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2008 12:35 PM

I saw them at Knitting Factory last year during CMJ. I think where this band suffers is in the music, which is just a bit too much like some 70s rock music for my tastes. Just saying, don't go in expecting to hear Gogol Bordello type sounds.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2008 2:18 PM

Nothing about "heavy garage punk two-piece with a blues bent" says Gogol Bordello.

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2008 3:15 PM

Maybe 2:18 was confused by both guys having facial hair and acting cah-razy on stage

Posted by Anonymous | April 7, 2008 4:15 PM

or they're from Israel... so they must... play klezmer?
What makes the band work is that the guitarist and drummer stay on cue while all this shit goes down. Drink beer, have a good time. Most rock should make you dumb, not smart.

Posted by ando | April 8, 2008 1:35 PM

Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 23, 2011 6:38 PM

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