Update 8/8/08 -- Monotonix live at wfmu mashup video by Michael R of videothing.com
Tel Aviv's Monotonix (pictured above spitting at a good-natured crowd) stopped by Liz B's show on Monday for a shirtless, sweaty, loud-as-hell set of garage punk. At their live shows, the Israeli trio has been known to set fire to their equipment and pour beer on themselves, but Monotonix kept WFMU's studios free of destruction, with the exception of a broken guitar string two songs into the set. The band will be back in the area soon: first at the Bowery Ballroom on July 25th, and then at Bodega on August 2nd for an all-ages show. For more tour dates (catch them live if you can!), visit their myspace page. Video of the performance will be posted soon via Michael of videothing.com. Thanks to Gil Shuster for engineering!
1. Monotonix - Set Me Free (mp3)
2. Monotonix - Black Knife Body Language (mp3)
3. Monotonix - Drum Solo (mp3) *the drummer played a solo while the other two band members fixed the guitar string
4. Monotonix - Ride (mp3)
5. Monotonix - Body and Soul (mp3)
6. Monotonix - No Metal (mp3)
Liz B. had another international sensation stop by and record a set: the Mexican psych-punk band, Los Fancy Free. The five-piece played ten songs worth of sometimes bright, sometimes dark, always dizzying psychedelia. With songs like "Bona's Psychedelic Breakfast" and "Beatle Suit and Purple Boots," the band paid fuzzy, blissful tribute to mods and kraut-rockers alike. Be sure to check out their most recent album, Nevergreens: Vol. 1, released on their label, Silicon Carne, which has also put out albums by Stereo Total and Dungen. There's a video of their single, "Ja Ja Ja," up on their myspace page. Thanks to Richard Rusincovitch for engineering!
1. Los Fancy Free - Mother (mp3) 2. Los Fancy Free - High Society (mp3) 3. Los Fancy Free - Hope
4. Los Fancy Free - Fear (mp3) 5. Los Fancy Free - Bona's Psychedelic Breakfast (mp3) 6. Los Fancy Free - Beatle Suit and Purple Boots (mp3) 7. Los Fancy Free - Naive Heat (mp3) 8. Los Fancy Free - Dinosaurs (mp3) 9. Los Fancy Free - Money Money Money (mp3) 10. Los Fancy Free - Ja Ja Ja (mp3)
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