Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Jon Langford of The Mekons and Kat Ex of The Ex share a history outside their duo, KatJonBand. Both members of the 70s punk-rock squad, each faced their share of successes and failure in two of the biggest bands to emerge from the scene. Through a series of mishaps and shared friends, Jon and Kat join forces to bring their self-titled release on September 23, 2008.

Musically and lyrically, KATJONBAND, is a tough album; stripped down, basic and to the point. The Mekons and The Ex have always been explicitly political bands, so it’s no surprise that the Iraq war, globalization, class, greed, patriotism and kinky sex all rear their ugly heads in these bone-bare, blood-boiling anthems. With Kat on drums and Jon on guitar, the duo shares the microphone, summoning Jon’s gruff Welsh pirate howl and Kat’s clear-as-a-bell Swabian soar. Recommended!

KatJonBand - Bad Apples
KatJonBand -Do You
KatJonBand @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (2008) !!!

Bloc Party - Intimacy (2008) !!!
Cansei De Ser Sexy - Donkey (2008) !!!
Cajun Dance Party - Colourful Life (2008)
Noah And The Whale - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down (2008)
Michael Jackson - 25th Aniversary of Thriller (2008)
+ Eero Johannes, MGMT, Venetian Snares, Boys Noize, Burial, etc.

Jason Mraz - We Sing We Dance We Steal Things + EP (2008)

The Kills - Midnight Boom (2008) !!!
The Little Ones - Morning Tide (2008) !!!
Fujiya And Miyagi - Lightbulbs (2008) !!!
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (2008) !!!
Late Of The Pier - Fantastic Black Channel (2008) !!!
Black Kids - Partie Traumatic (2008) !!!
Hadouken! - Music For An Accelerated Culture (2008) !!!
Ladytrone - Velocifero (2008) !!!
Van She - V (2008) !!!
The Presets - Apocalypso (2008) !!!
Detektivbyran - Wermland (2008) !!!
Joy Electric - My Grandfather, The Cubist (2008) !!!
The Faint - Fasciinatiion (2008) !!!
Xploding Plastix - Treated Tmber Resist (2008) !!!
To My Boy - Messages !!!
+ Beck, Black Moth Super Rainbow, CSS, Fleet Foxes, Annie,
Of Montreal, Hot Chip, M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Cut City, Pas-Cal,
Stars, Shy Child, Ratatat, Tilly And The Wall, Evax, Zoot Woman,
A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Does It Offend You Yeah, Junior Senior,
Rex The Dog, Kavinsky, PNAU, Mike Birbiglia, The Smiths, etc.

Cars Can Be Blue - All The Stuff We Do
They Might Be Giants - Flood
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Rilo Kiley - Under The Blacklight
+ Decemberists, Interpol, The Stills, etc.


12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't get the link to work. Thanks for all the great music Zig.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4th link is broken.

Sick music.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noooooooo the 4th link is broken!!!
that one have the new things!!

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

new Shiny Toy Guns?

3:04 PM  

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