Imagine living in a country where musicians can be jailed for playing pop music. That is excactly the climate wherein Broken Menders and other artists in the Iranian pop and punk underground. Because Tehran is still a global city, influences trickle in and Broken Menders creates music reflecting the melange germinated unde suppression.
In their first globally released LP, the five songs range from the Aztec Camera-like Fantastication to others which meld traditional Islamic prayer drumming with prog guitar.
Broken Menders is the first release, we hope, of many. Bands in the Iranian underground are at the heart of youth uprisings attempting to slowly tear down the repressive theocratic regime. We hope this release and other projects can illuminate a universalism in the human condition, brought to the surface through rock, pop and hip hop and demonstrate art can be more powerful than a bomb.
Most of us were wee ones or only a potential wee one when MTV transitioned from music videos to shows about drunk people from New Jersey. Earyummy TV is nothing more than old school music television. Earyummy TV will be available on Apple TV, Roku and for mobile phones at the precipice of the summer. We will continue the committment of our orgins in the magazine, covering brand new artists. We will never have drunk people doing anything on a beach. We promise.