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watch Mekons’ “In the Desert” video, see them on tour in July

Mekons first album in eight years, ’Deserted,’ is out now.

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Modest Mouse (photo by James Joiner)
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26 New Songs Out Today

Listen to new songs by Modest Mouse, Beth Gibbons, Kelsey Lu, Billy Woods & Kenny Segal, Pure Bathing Culture, Show Me The Body, Haram, YBN Nahmir, UNKLE, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more.

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Mekons prep first LP in 8 years, touring (listen to “Lawrence of California”)

The band made the album in Joshua Tree, California. ”Going to the country to get your head together is a ripe old rock cliché,” say Jon Langford. ”We went to the desert to have our brains scoured.”

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Blind Boys of Alabama & Jon Langford joined Yo La Tengo for Hanukkah Night 2 (pics, setlist)

Yo La Tengo continued their Hanukkah 2019 celebration on Monday night (12/3) at Bowery Ballroom. Blind Boys from Alabama were Night 2's opener...

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legendary NYC superfans Dennis & Lois the subject of a new documentary (watch a clip)

The Ramones were their first obsession but it was not their last. They have seen over 10,000 shows together, Happy Mondays wrote a song about them on their classics Pills, Thrills & Bellyaches LP, and they're still going strong.

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Jeff Tweedy, Mekons members & more reinterpret Carl Sandburg’s poetry on new LP (stream it)

There's also a NYC release show this Saturday with the album's creator, David Nagler, and a ten-piece band.

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Angel Olsen & friends releasing Mekons tribute LP this week (song stream)

The 2012 band Bonnie 'Prince' Billy band -- which had Will Oldham joined by Angel Olsen, plus Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely, and Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang -- had done a whole set of Mekons covers on tour, and now they're releasing an album of those covers under the name Chivalrous Amoekons this week.

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Waco Brothers releasing ‘Going Down in Style,’ share “Had Enough,” playing SXSW, NYC & other tour dates

The Waco Brothers, the raucous alt-country band fronted by John Langford of Mekons, will release Going Down in History, on February 26 via Bloodshot...

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Mekons touring this summer, playing two NYC shows

Mekons will be touring this summer, including two NYC stops: Bowery Ballroom on July 21 and Red Hook's Jalopy Theatre on July 23. Tickets for the Bowery show go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/6) at noon...

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Mekons doc screening at Film Forum; Jon Langford playing opening night afterparty (win tickets to both)

Acclaimed Mekons documentary Revenge of the Mekons premiered a year ago at NYC Doc fest and is now getting a proper release. It'll screen in NYC at Film Forum from Oct...

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