The Eclectic Mekons Get Wonderfully Lost in the Desert

Jeremy GauntPOSTED ON MARCH 27, 2019 ~ No Depression * The Journal of Roots Music ~

The new album from Mekons is not your typical fare for these pages. Deserted runs through a broad range of musical styles including punk, alt folk, even prog rock. It is a delight, but only for those with an eclectic bent when it comes to music.

The band has been around for decades, cultish enough that their evolution became the subject of a documentary, Revenge of the Mekons, in 2013. Serious punk rockers when they started as unskilled art students in the northern English city of Leeds in 1977, they are now known for hopping to genres as far away from punk as country.