Mofungo – Out of Line
Part of the often overlooked (and borderline oxymoronical) “second wave” of the New York No-Wave scene (which birthed bands like Sonic Youth and Swans), Monfungo certainly fits in line with many of the pioneers of the movement, though a little more polished (comparatively) with more attention given to song structure. Skronky, danceable, and full of the tension of urban life amidst the shit of Regan-era America (with the usual lyrics about paranoia and disillusionment), fans of the wonderfully inaccessible genre will certainly find that this is a gem. I hear one of these tracks was comped by Soul Jazz recently, I’m not sure which one but there might be more info to be had there.
Here’s an mp3 of “In Your Heart”, which is roughly the audio equivalent of attempting to stumble home after a night of heavy drinking crazed with fear and strangers asking you “Are you going to be OK?”