Video: Bonnie “Prince” Billy w/ The Roots of Music — “The Curse”

In September, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and a handful of friends--including Angel Olsen--released a Mekons tribute record, Fantastic Voyage, under the name Chivalrous Amoekons, on Drag City (who…
Dale Eisinger / August 3, 2017

Hear Jon Langford & Skull Orchard’s Buoyant, Folky ‘Days & Nights’ Single

On April 1, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard released Here Be Monsters, a 10-track album replete with nods to Langford's long-running cowpunk project Mekons. Now, less than a…
Cynthia Orgel / April 14, 2014

Mekons, ‘Ancient & Modern: 1911-2011′ (Sin)

As post-punk progenitors, art-collective outsiders, or alt-country trailblazers, the Mekons always have been ahead of the curve; even 1999's Me anticipated our current era of…
SPIN Staff / September 27, 2011


Though lately spoken of as a mere stepping stone toward the more restrained, and commercially viable, alt-country scene of the '90s, cowpunk of the '80s…
Chuck Eddy / August 1, 2010
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