Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

monsieur camembert, gogol bordello, Darth Vegas


band members

Sokratis (moustache) - lead vocals, nylon/steel string guitars, keyboards, melodion, piano; Senor Tequila - cello, vocals; Amaryllis - violin, percussion, vocals; Umberto - upright & downright basses, vocals; Gunta -clarinet, vocals; Sordino - trombone, the occasional melodion, watermelon, maraccas; Kabuki Jo - piano-accordion, oboe, cor anglais, piano, saxophones; Timbale Esquire - drum kit, percussive devices, steel drum, falsetto; Scitrus Piers - 7-string electric guitar, vox.


Influences

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen , Andrew Bird, Mojo Juju


Bio

MEN WHO DRIP WITH GERMS ARE SORT OF LIKE WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF NEIL HANNON OF THE DIVINE COMEDY HAD ILLICIT SEX WITH DEAN & GENE WEEN AND THEN HAD A BABY AND THAT BABY DRIPPED WITH GERMS YET AT THE SAME TIME COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. THEY ARE MOUSTACHES MEET UNICYCLES AT SUNSET IN AN ILLEGAL STREET MARKET IN CONSTANTINOPLE. HERE THE HAWKERS HAWK GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES AND OPIUM, CHIMBLEY SWEEPS AND TINY WINDMILLS. THE LANTERNS GROWL LOW AND LONELY ON BLOOD SOAKED STREETS AND THE AUTHORITIES DARE NOT TURN THIS CORNER. GOOD FOLK DARE NOT COME DOWN TO THESE STREET MARKETS, THEY DARE NOT EVEN IMAGINE THEY EXIST - DARE NOT IMAGINE SCANTILY CLAD WOMEN DANCING ACROSS GREAT TORTOISES, DARE NOT ALLOW THEIR MINDS TO BE CROSSED WITH IMAGES OF SMOKY DEAD MEN SLURPING HASH COFFEE FROM CUPS OF BONE MEN WHO DRIP WITH GERMS DRIP WITH CHARISMA AND HORROR, DRIP WITH EAR BLOOD OF INNOCENTS AND THE HAIR OF THE WICKED. MEN WHO DRIP WITH GERMS DRIP WITH JUSTICE. AND GERMS.