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Artist: CONSTANT MONGREL
Title: Everything Goes Wrong
Format: LP
Label: 80/81
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Constant Mongrel are a Melbourne two-come-three piece that features members of Woollen Kits, School Of Radiant Living and Nun. Reminiscent of the more cheeky, laddish side of post-punk. The side of post-punk that embraced experimentation but still loved rock n roll. Alternative TV, Swell Maps, The Fall, Wire or a modern equivalent to the type of thing you’d hear on the Can’t Stop It: Australian Post Punk 1978-82 compilation. Pulsing, monotonous music, tales of suburban woe, modern problems, being in love with a dog etc. I’m kind of surprised how great it is really. Co-released with R.I.P. Society." -80/81.
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Artist: CONSTANT MONGREL
Title: Living In Excellence
Format: LP
Label: La Vida Es Un Mus
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Formed in 2009, Constant Mongrel began as a two-piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and, at times, improvised songs in an old disheveled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humor. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun, and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records. After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and mastered by Mikey Young, Living In Excellence brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LPs thoughtful textures. The new record has a sharper British post punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera, and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to youth crew hardcore to country music and beyond, theres greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst. James Vinciguerra (of Total Control fame) designed the cover which is a perfect depiction of this modern-day punk record with its sharpness, color, and feeling of slight discomfort. The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter. Songs of certain romance, the monotonousness of self-loathing, the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the bands humor seeps through and prevails in its sound. The truth is that no one is truly Living In Excellence and this false mantra is prominent throughout a record that is over flowing with character, bleak satire, and grunt." - La Vida Es Un Mus.

Artist: CONSTANT MONGREL
Title: Heavy Breathing
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"CONSTANT MONGRELs debut Everything Went Wrong (co-released by RIP Society and 80/81 Records) made every Best Of 2012 list worth its salt. And why not? Combining tempered aggro, churning rhythms and dead-on percussive splat, their rookie effort shows a band on the cusp of break out. And on Heavy Breathing, Constant Mongrel pulverizes the door into dust, so parents take heed: lock up your sons n daughters! Beginning with the jarringly great "Complete," this post-punk art damage spares no one, not even themselves. With eight tracks that smolder, crackle and snap, Heavy Breathing is yet another plumed feather in Constant Mongrels cap, sitting them-in terms of magnitude and diversity-alongside fellow Aussie gristle slingers such as X, Babeez and Seems Twice. Heavy Breathing is sure to be another top corker for 2013. And beyond. Edition of 500 copies. Includes digital download coupon." -Siltbreeze.

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