BT/She/Her. Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The first wave of UK punk crested and shrank back, but the Mekons are still thrashing and foaming.
I spent my pandemic “vacation” taking online courses and playing with TicTok. Veteran musicians the Mekons and Yo La Tengo spent their time making music.
Deserted (Bloodshot Records). Review by James Mann.
S/T (Bloodshot Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
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