Daily Archives: October 7, 2011

And the Mekons Shall Inherit the Earth

Sally Timms sings "The Letter." In real life, she appears in-focus.

I’d never heard of the Mekons until Jon Langford — the long-lived art-punk collective’s nominal frontman — appeared on this 2002 This American Life episode. I quickly procured a trio of the albums the group made during the 1980s — Fear and Whiskey, Edge of the World, and Rock and Roll — and I was sunk.

Their sit-down acoustic set at IOTA last night was mostly devoted to Ancient and Modern, a new album I hadn’t heard prior to the show. Didn’t matter. Read all about it.