Angels in America is the duo of Moppy Pont and Merv Glisten, a pair of pun-loving weirdos with equal love for Throbbing Gristle, Nancy & Lee, and Molly Shannon. It's all in their mix - their dense, scratchy, spitty, throbby, creepy, and often very beautiful mix. A bank of electronics (some homemade), a couple ghostly voices, and an occasional acoustic guitar are all they need to paint their aural landscapes of elsewhere. I can't think of a better way to describe their music than to suggest that Genesis P-Orridge had scored Eraserhead, hiring Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood to perform it.
Three years after hearing their head-cleaning 1st tape "Cunt Tree Grammar", I finally got the chance to bring Moppy & Merv onto my radio show. The entire session is here, below, for your downloading pleasure, as well as a 5-minute video excerpt shot by Yvonne Szymczak.
Your next chance to see them live is at Zebulon on October 2nd as part of the Northern-Spy label's Spy Music Festival.
bonus: their cover of Legendary Pink Dots' "The Blessing"!