Mil Mascaras (French Punk Band)

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I’ve collected the five best “studio” songs from Mil Mascaras, and added a demo-sounding song (“Lovemaker”) that I found on Soulseek. I purchased the 7″ which is just three songs, from Hozac Records, and the sound is impeccable. Crispy and clean.

Mil Mascaras sounds like what you would want everything to sound like. Repetitive throbbing basslines that shake you from inside, guitar chords that have hidden melodies inside, and a vocalist that repeats one cool phrase over and over in different scales.

The vocalist is so inside the music as she starts whirlpools of screams and lyrics. Every new breath is a new inflection, in a different progression, until she peaks, and then releases.

There are no horns but some songs give the impression of low tone brass because of the bass and guitar assonance. It’s not quite punk, nor uncontrolled rock n’ roll. It might pass through German cabaret, but the drum stomp belies its truly trashy roots. It’s actually French, and it’s fucking good.

Links:

Buy record Mil Mascaras 7″

Mil Mascaras – 6 Songs

01 – Fuzz

02 – I Said so Far

03 – French TV

04 – Best Trip

05 – She Always Dies

06 – Lovemaker (Z Radio, 3-25-07)

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  1. Thanks for posting. They are totally great aren’t they?

    Did you ever get a copy of this shared 7″ with two further tracks (“Stronger” and – I assume – a different version of “Love Maker”?).

    https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/349515533

    Shame they didn’t cut an album, or at least get all the stray tracks and any other demos / live stuff collected on one complete record.

    You heard the Lime Crush? You may like also. Great raw catchy punk. These two groups stand comparison with the mighty Kleenex / LiLiPuT to my ears.

    https://fettkakao.bandcamp.com/album/lime-crush

    All the best!
    Charles

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