New Band Spotlight: Munchausen

March 7th, 2012 by

Here’s a review by Kevin Manion of the MUNCHAUSEN 5-song demo tape, taken from the brand new issue of MRR!

Lo-fi scum punk from Philly featuring a member of PAINT IT BLACK (which I never would have guessed). As far as their sound goes, think of FRESH MEAT or maybe LEATHER (but much more raw). The first couple of tracks are really good punk ‘n’ roll, and by that I don’t mean to imply that they sound like they should be on In The Red, cause this is definitely a step above most of the drivel that label puts out. It’s dirty, beer-soaked, memorable stuff. Conversely, the last few tracks are much darker and dirgier and almost CONDOMINIUM-esque. MUNCHAUSEN is certainly more of a basement band than a bar band; their songs have hooks, but are also little more than filthy reverberations at times. Either way, I’m into it. (

Here’s a track that’s not on their web page — one of the “dirgier” ones…

MUNCHAUSEN – “Don’t Stop Dry Heaving”

4 responses to “New Band Spotlight: Munchausen”

8 03 2012
scandle (00:09:53) :

straight edge with your own rules

8 03 2012
Dk (09:04:11) :

This here is mighty fine pickins. I’ll say. Yep.

9 03 2012
HR (20:42:07) :

Munchausen slays. Can’t wait for a record…

10 03 2012
DarbyRecordings (22:32:03) :

Expect the 7″ before May 1, 2012. Pre-orders will be available. Email: for more information. Thanks MRR.

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