Animated and slime-slathered, The Manx have morphed over time from an acoustic folk-punk three-piece into their current form- an explosive, bubble-fueled, arcade-amped quintet featuring obscure instruments, cartoon stylings, and their own wonky lexicon. The Manx is a surrealist, experimental punk act made up of full-time animators and artists for networks including Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Studios, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. Cynical and gritty but simultaneously whimsical, exotic uptempo orchestrations feature eccentricities such as the electric accordion, electric banjo, and upright bass. The Manx manifest an incredibly adrenalized, uniquely eclectic sound influenced by music ranging from GWAR, to The Locust, to They Might Be Giants.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the video for the single “Plasmatic Debris (Tommy Meehan Remix)” off of the upcoming July 20 release of their newest album, Mystery Skum and The Odyssey of Goo. The video tells a tale of God’s controlling ways, countered by Satan’s teaching Man how to party, followed by the eventual murder of God and creation of “Slug People”. It was directed by band member Tommy Meehan, shot entirely on Hi-8 Camcorder. Includes cameos by members of Melted Bodies, Human Behavior, Chum Out!, and Spare Parts for Broken Hearts.
Mystery Skum and The Odyssey of Goo will be released on limited edition slime green cassette (limited to 200) as well as digitally. Preorder link here. Mystery Skum and The Odyssey of Goo is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, remixes, reinterpretations, guest spots, and noise experiments, created as a companion to avant-garde punk act The Manx’s last LP, Voyage in Bad Taste. Guest features include Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty, Buzz Osborne (The Melvins), Ryan Kattner (Man Man, Honus Honus), JR Slayer aka Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers, Head Wound City), as well as many other respected artists.
Catch The Manx live here:
July 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat w/ Honus Honus, Tight Fright
July 19 – Long Beach, CA @ Toxic Toast Theatre w/ Froggy Fresh
July 20 – Tucson, AZ @ Cans Deli w/ Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout
July 21 – Tucson, AZ @ Che’s Lounge
July 28 – Tijuana, MX @ YouRevolution