Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I've Found My Mojo

The Mojomatics are a two-man band -- MojoMatt (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and DavMatic (drums, percussion) -- based in Venice, Italy.

The duo released the Devil Got My Woman EP on Shake Your Ass Records in 2003 and began to tour relentlessly through Italy and the rest of Europe, opening for such incredible bands as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The (International) Noise Conspiracy and Old Time Relijun. The German label Alien Snatch agreed to release the duo’s debut album A Sweet Mama Gonna Hoodoo Me in 2004. Songs For Faraway Lovers, the second Mojomatics full-length album was released in 2006.

The band embarked on another European tour, playing in Italy, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Norway and opening for such bands as Black Lips, Arctic Monkeys, Gogol Bordello and Radio Birdman. The band's new record Don't Pretend That You Know Me heaps together hillbilly blues, old country, folk, and bluegrass and injects it with the melody of British Invasion pop, firing it all out with the breakneck energy of the best garage/punk/rock'n'roll.

The end result of all that is a record that is filled with dance floor mayhem in sta-press slacks. They're freakin' brilliant garage rock fueled fun that you'll find difficult to stop listening to.

Download: Miss Me When I'm Gone
Download: Clean My Sins
Download: Wait A While

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