Mute Socialite - More Popular than Presidents and Generals

"Drummer/percussionist Moe! Staiano (Moe!kestra!, ex-Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) had always wanted to have a band of his own. Finding suitable candidates in the young talents of guitarist Ava Mendoza (Caroliner, Carla Bozulich's Evangelista), and bassist Alee Karim (Atomic Bomb Audition), together they began in 2006 to create bizarre, instrumental fleshings-out of Moe!'s compositional frameworks as Mute Socialite. In January of 2007, 2nd drummer Shayna Dunkleman joined the ranks and augmented the volume and overall goodness. In March of 2008, Liz Allbee joined and later became a full-time member on trumpet. Mute Socialite embraces its players' diverse backgrounds-- Moe!'s driving post-punk drumming and percussion guitar, Ava's free jazz sensibility and mangled country and black metal riffage, Alee's sub-bass, grinding harmonic interplay, and Shayna's prismatic sense of percussive dynamics. Jolting, hocketing rhythms, atonal surf riffs, and blackened salsa grooves combine to create a singular brutal, polyrhythmic spasmathon. A primordial beastie unleashed on the world in either fury or love! Since early 2007, they have shared bills with Uz Jsme Doma, Carla Bozulich's Evangelista, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Old Time Relijun, XBXRX, Death Sentence: Panda!, Capillary Action, Time of Orchids, Cellular Chaos (Weasel Walter), Cryptacize (members of Deerhoof), the Moggs and Ettrick. Since the release of ‘More Popular Than Presidents And Generals’, Mute Socialite has recorded a single version of two songs taken from the album with Liz Allbee and are currently working on new material."

“…Rapid-fire, agile pieces, a slashing noisy attack with thickly dissonant chords. A sense of abandon but played with precision. Solid, crisp rhythms and speedy riffs -- so you can rock out *and* enjoy your brutal harsh noise all at once. It's maybe like an instrumental XBXRX ... but I'm sure there are better comparisons out there in the world of hard prog/metal.” - Craig Matsumoto, KZSU, 90.1 FM

“…Super intricate, insanely skronky instrumental prog-thrash with the occasional wall of pounding tandem drumming that blows my doors off…scrabbly, Sharrock-style guitar clambers at top speed over pummeling, driving drumming, grinding distorted riffage, throbbing distorted bass that winds itself into crushing cyclical riffs, everything wound into tightly executed blasts of jarring, angular aggro sound delivered at speed metal levels of velocity and power.” – Crucial Blast
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