Album of the Week – August 1st, 2016 – ‘La Araña Es La Vida’ by KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS

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This excellent album came out all the way back in April, how I missed that I’ll never understand so to all my really cool friends that have been playing this for months and seeing that I’m a little late to the party, all I can do is apology and promise I’ll do my best to not allow this kind of neglect to occur any time soon.

from their press:
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds’ fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records, ‘La Araña Es La Vida’ summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music. Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummer Ron Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros (Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.
‘La Araña Es La Vida’ rocks n rolls it’s way thru a planet of Glamazons (Psychic Future), blisters with the tricks of a ‘Magic Machine’ then gets to work out a low rider groove on ‘ Chicano Studies. Tales of gender bending, disembodied heads, gente from La Puente and even a TCB-era, Elvis-inspired rave up on ‘Karate Monkey’ is merely a smatter of the magic on this platter.
This August sees Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds return to Australia. Following their first Australian tour in January 2015 which saw them sell out rooms across the country and playing the likes of Sydney Festival and SummerSalt, greasy, swamp rockers Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds are back coming back and with ‘La Araña Es La Vida’ in tow.

THURS 18 AUG – Lighthouse Theatre, Darwin Festival, NT –
FRI 19 AUG – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA –
SAT 20 AUG – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA –
WED 24 AUG – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemain, VIC –
THURS 25 AUG – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC –
FRI 26 AUG – Friday Nights @ NGV, Melbourne VIC –
SAT 27 AUG – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC –
THURS 1 SEPT – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW –
FRI 2 SEPT – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD –

Find Kid Congo via: In The Red Records
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