MORDECAI’s springtime Predicament

MORDECAI
Neil’s Generator
RR//TT#38
available May 27

Why does everybody make such a big to-do about Mordecai’s Montana origins?  Hell, it’s a place just like any other, just bigger than most.  And it’s not like the (true) story of them recording in a YMCA bathroom really offers a proper “big sky” vibe, although I’m sure it had a more unique aroma than most studios.  But on Neil’s Generator things really do open up in a way where the juxtaposition between huge space/not so huge amount of people really makes sense. If the previous College Rock formed a friendly union between noisy Swell Mapsian clatter, post-garage Fall prickliness, and the all-American DIY basement joy of Mike Rep/Tommy Jay, “Neil’s Generator” is the kind of loose, ragged glory as perpetrated by the Meat Puppets, Rayne, Dead Moon, and the Velvets staring into a cracked and filthy mirror.  The guitars- and make no mistake, this is a GUITAR record, and a DAMN FINE one indeed!- retain a spiky waywardness, like if Robert Quine had recorded a Rough Trade single.  But these songs have more space to  breathe, and therefore function as a launching pad for some gleeful six-string abandon.  Not sure how many rodeos the Bodish brothers have watched (or taken part in for all I know), but they certainly understand the risky notion that while sometimes you’re in control of a guitar, other times the guitar can get the best of you.  If they’re not afraid to take the chance, you shouldn’t be either.  So hop on board.

catch ‘em this spring:

May 20
Minneapolis
@ The Hexagon
w/ Ex-Cocaine

May 21
Chicago
@ The Owl
w/ Axis:Sova

May 22
Columbus
@ Cafe Bourbon St
w/ The Bugmen and Degreaser

May 23
Cleveland
Now That’s Class (horrible fest)
w/ Homostupids, Unholy 2, and Counter Intuits

May 24
Philadelphia
@ PhilaMOCA
w/ Watery Love (Decorative Feeding record release) and Igneous Eyes

May 25
New York City
Union Pool
w/ Endless Boogie and Watery Love and DJ Brian Turner

May 27
Detroit
@ a house somewhere
w/ Yi

 

SPACIN’ — Megatations (no.1)

Spacin – MEGATATIONS (no.1) is a 3 song CDR for the 2013 Portugal / Spain / France Tour. Video by Jason Killinger.
http://www.jasonkillinger.com

2013 Portugal / Spain / France Spacin’ Tour Dates

12 July
Bragança, Portugal
QUINTANILHA ROCK

13 July
Lamego
ZIGUR

14 July
Vila Real
COVILHETE NA MÃO

15 July
Braga
ROCKSTAR PUB

18 July
Barcelona, Spain
HELIOGABAL
http://sidewalkbookings.blogspot.com/

19 July
Madrid, Spain
NASTI
http://nasti.es/

20 July
Benicassim, Spain
FIB
http://fiberfib.com/index.php/en/

22 July
Bordeaux, France
ALLEZ LES FILLES
http://www.allezlesfilles.net/

24 July
Lisboa, Portugal
LOUNGE
http://www.loungelisboa.com.pt/blog/

25 July
Barcelos
MILHOES DE FESTA
http://www.milhoesdefesta.com/