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Stream Audio: Folk Punkers The Manx release “Mystery Skum and the Odyssey of Goo” cassette/download (ffo: Gogol Bordelo, Gwar, Ween)

Freaky deaky folk-punk band, The Manx, out of L.A., has just released a 25-track follow up of remixes and teasers to 2015’s Voyage in Bad Taste.

Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland, Buzz Osborne of The Melvins, JR Slayer of Blood Brothers fame, and Ryan Kattner of Man Man all make cameos on “Mystery Skum and the Odessey of Goo”, just to give you a small feel for some of the more eclectic tangibilities of the album, available on cassette and digital download here.

Banjo player Tommy Meehan describes, “Among other things included on the cassette tape are a bunch of experimental tracks and atmospheric bits we’ve used for live shows over the last couple of years. There are several little gobs and splats of foreshadowing that will tie into our upcoming full length album as well. This collection of absurdities is a labyrinth of digital grime almost as much as it is a road map to the slimed out Manx lore we’ve been evolving over the last couple of years.” The full album is available to stream at punknews.org.



Music Video: The Manx – “Shimmering Ancient Wisdom”

Los Angeles folk-punks The Manx have released a video for their song “Shimmering Ancient Wisdom.”

You can check it out below.

“Shimmering Ancient Wisdom” comes from the bands’ latest album Voyage In Bad Taste, which was released on July 1st, 2016.



Music Video: The Manx – “Tighten My Guts”

Los Angeles folk-punks The Manx have released a video for their song “Tighten My Guts.”

You can check it out below.

“Tighten My Guts” comes from the bands’ latest album Voyage In Bad Taste, which was released on July 1st, 2016.



The Manx stream new album “Voyage In Bad Taste” in its entirety

As of July 1st, Los Angeles folk-punks The Manx have released their first full-length LP “Voyage In Bad Taste”, and have made it available to buy on either CD or digital download via the band’s Bandcamp page. The album is set to be released on vinyl in the fall, but is now available for pre-order here.

Having previously streamed four songs from the album prior to its release, the band has now made the entire album available to stream. So let the riotous folk sounds of “Voyage In Bad Taste” wisp you away, or maybe kick you in the teeth… but either way, check out the full album below!



The Manx announce debut full length, ‘Voyage in Bad Taste’, stream four new songs

LA folk punk outfit The Manx are gearing up to release their first full length album this summer. Titled Voyage in Bad Taste, the album will contain 12 tracks and will be released on July 1, 2016. The band are also streaming four songs from the album, which you can listen to below. The album can be pre-ordered here.

The band last released Little Slices of Phlegm in 2015.



The Manx stream new collection ‘Little Slices of Phlegm’

LA folk punk outfit The Manx are streaming their new EP, Little Slices of Phlegm. The release acts as a sampler of sorts, collecting new demos, remixes, and “old classics”. You can give it a listen below.

The band last released Whispy Caverns in 2014.



Music Video: The Manx (folk punk) – “American Business Activity Since 1970”

LA folk punk outfit The Manx have posted a new music video for their song “American Business Activity Since 1970.” Check it out right here.

The band last released “Blood Chronicles” in 2012.



Music video: The Manx – “Blood Gold”

LA folk punk outfit The Manx have posted a new music video for their song “Blood Gold,” and you can check it out right here.

The track appears on the band’s latest 7″ “Blood Chronicles,” which you can stream over here. The band’s previous releases “Storms Thrashing Our Vessel” and a three-way split with Razzle Blaster and DJ Petit Sac are also available for stream or pay-what-you-want download on their Bandcamp page. 



EP Review: The Manx – “Blood Chronicles”

A decade or so after its popularization within the scene, folk punk continues to show promise as a constantly growing and ever-changing subgenre. I consider the 3rd release by Los Angeles folk punk “adventure gore” outfit The Manx to be a fitting testimony to this. You can stream the whole thing over here.

“Blood Chronicles” is like listening to a street-busking band that follows you around and just won’t get out of your face, and I mean that in the best way possible. This is not “easy listening” music to be passively enjoyed in the background; this is a release in hypertensive overdrive that demands your full listening attention. The vocals are sneering, the banjo rolls near-hypnotic, and the accordion wheezing, popping and groaning are all the key ingredients to energetic and memorable songs.

The songwriting displayed throughout the EP is thoughtful and it shows wonderfully. Perhaps most notably is a powerful multi-instrumental tempo change and slow buildup to the final chorus of the first track “Blood Gold.” The frequent string breakdowns stick out front as a wonderful example of excellent musicianship. It’s hard to ignore the technical prowess of a banjo playing at 100mph, sometimes without a break for a whole track.

My biggest issue with this EP is with the balance between melody, vocals and instrumentals. The accordion, which frequently serves as a either a background to the moving banjo and mandolin parts or a double of the vocal melody, can be overpowering in this secondary position. The same can be said for the backing vocals. While it nicely creates the affect of a street-side busking band, too often it ends up sounding messy and scatters the overall flow of the song in too many directions.

“Blood Gold” and “We Are Never The Hunted” on here, and  the bonus track “Bear Cubs In My Pants” is a great little hoedown that I only wish was longer than a minute. Fans of Feudalism, Mischief Brew, and Blackbird Raum will enjoy this release. 3.5/5 stars for this EP.



The Manx (folk punk) streaming upcoming 7″ “Blood Chronicles”

LA folk punk outfit The Manx will be releasing a new 7″ entitled “Blood Chronicles” on March 1st via Sweat Band Records, and you can currently stream it right here. Recommended for fans of Mischief Brew, Larry And His Flask or Blackbird Raum.

The band’s previous releases “Storms Thrashing Our Vessel” and a three-way split with Razzle Blaster and DJ Petit Sac are also available for stream or pay-what-you-want download on their Bandcamp page.