Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Italian Mojo

Photo By Antonio Campanella

Based in Venice, Italy, the band known as The Mojomatics released the Devil Got My Woman EP on Shake Your Ass Records in 2003 and immediately started touring wholeheartedly through Italy and the rest of Europe, mostly as openers. The German label Alien Snatch agreed to release the duo’s debut album A Sweet Mama Gonna Hoodoo Me in 2004. (Note: I’m mostly giving this history so I can mention the great album names.) Songs For Faraway Lovers, the second Mojomatics full-length album, was released in 2006 and they again embarked on an European tour, opening for such bands as Black Lips and Arctic Monkeys. The band's newest record Don't Pretend That You Know Me mashes together blues, alt-country, folk, and a little bit of bluegrass, infusing small amounts of British Invasion pop. Check out the thoroughly Euro-fied video for their first single "Wait A While" and enjoy a couple of mp3s.

mp3: Wait A While
mp3: Miss Me When I'm Gone



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