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Constant Mongrel

Living In Excellence

La Vida Es Un Mus
LP $24.95

12/14/2018 5055869562928 

MUS 180 LP 


Formed in 2009, CONSTANT MONGREL began as a two-piece (TOM RIDGEWELL and HUGH YOUNG) creating immediate and, at times, improvised songs in an old disheveled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members AMY HILL (bass) and ANDREW MURRAY (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humor. Consisting of members from TERRY, WOOLEN KIT, NUN, and TACO LEG, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records. After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by TOM HARDISTY and mastered by MIKEY YOUNG, Living In Excellence brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LP's thoughtful textures. The new record has a sharper British post punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera, and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to youth crew hardcore to country music and beyond, there's greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst.

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