Remember when you thought Iceage was dangerous? Well, if that was your sound, then spend a second or more with Constant Mongrel, an Aussie supergroup of sorts (Woollen Kits, Nun and Terry). It’s an easily discernible post-punk sound, with a howl that fades as the syllables die off; the rhythm section is mostly just working to show you’re alive while the guitars buzz through your eardrums. There’s this strange feeling of angry unity that pervades, almost like reveling in some sort of deep euphoric even amongst a crowd of peers. The band will released Living in Excellence via La Vida Es Un Mus on September 21st.
I feel like I’ve been taking it easy on you this week, giving you mostly soft hits to soothe the soul. But, I wanted to wrap up Friday with a heavy-hand, giving you some post punk from Melbourne’s Constant Mongrel. Originally the group was set up as a duo, but have expanded to accommodate their live set…and possibly their recorded material. This tune comes from the group’s Heavy Breathing LP, which is being released by RIP Society, who I consider a reliable choice for the darker side of my musical collection. When the discordant noise starts ringing at the end of this track, I consider it a hit; hope you feel the same.
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