Tuesday, June 21, 2005

measles mumps rubella

Last week I talked about this band so now here is a full little post about em. Measles Mumps Rubella formed a few years ago in Washington, DC and soon after went into the studio with Ian Mackaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) and Don Zientara. Zientara is the man who founded the legendary Inner Ear Studio in DC where piles of great records have been recorded such as Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, Dismemberment Plan, Bad Religion, Q and not U, Black Eyes, Bad Brains, Tsunami, Nation of Ulysses, etc.

Anyway, the result was a self-released 7inch that kicks much ass. Zusammen is from these sessions and digs in a thick wall of noise with a spiraling march on top. Its a mindmelting mix of PIL, the Fall, and Sonic Youth, maybe. (do those things spell Oneida?) From there, they started playing shows and tours with like-minded bands like Le Tigre, Out Hud, the Faint, !!!, Suicide... blah blah blah. Around this time Troubleman decided to get involved and released their 3 song EP, from which Fountain of Youth is taken. It continues along the path of A Certain Liquid ESG blah blah. So yes, this genre has just about been beat to death, but these records have been out for a while now and they have a fantastic live show. They haven't been heard from in a while, which is a bummer to me, but in the meantime you can also check out Thee Snuff Project, with whom they share a drummer.

Measles Mumps Rubella - Fountain of Youth
Measles Mumps Rubella - Zusammen mit Motown


At 9:06 PM, Blogger guanoboy said...

the vocals on fountain remind me of wolfgang press, so you know I like it...nice tracks...I'm gonna have to track this down.


At 10:07 PM, Blogger heath said...

hey youre right! good call. def some wolfies/remarema/mass

At 11:56 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Been really into these guys since last summer. Why haven't they received more attention?


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