Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mahjongg
"Hot Lava"

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Mahjongg opened for Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Constantines here several years ago. Despite only catching their final two songs, I was impressed enough to pick up their debut EP, Machinegong, that night. I saw 'em again (a full set, too) when their first album, RaYDONcoNG 2005, came out and they were even better. This track is from the album, and was one of the two that I really dug at that first show.

Since then, they've released a couple more excellent albums, Kontpab and The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger, but their MySpace hasn't been updated in two years, so I'm not sure what their status is.

They switched it up on instruments, so I'm not sure which members are which, but the guy who played bass on this song (I think) was wearing a t-shirt with two, intersecting, pink triangles the first time I saw them. When I bought Machinegong at their merch table that night, I asked him if he was gay, based on the shirt, and he said he was.

3 biased opinions:

Biki said...

whoa...this song rules!

sorta reminds me of The Kills. Give them a listen and see if you dont agree. Well you most likely wont, since we never agree on these things, but hey! there is always a first, yeah? Youtube has a good selection of their stuff. What are you still doing reading this? Go!

Anonymous said...

how the hell do I download this? I cant find it anywhere else!

Lightning Baltimore said...

Click the Download button!