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March 7, 2012

New Band Spotlight: Munchausen

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”

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