MP3 Daily: The Mojomatics

The Mojomatics are a two-man band based in Venice, Italy formed in 2003 by MojoMatt (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and DavMatic (drums, percussion). The band heaps together hillbilly blues, old country, folk, and bluegrass, injects it with the melody of British Invasion pop, and fires it all out with the breakneck energy of the best garage, punk and rock'n'roll.

Soon after they formed, the group released the Devil Got My Woman EP on Shake Your Ass Records and began to tour relentlessly throughout Italy and the rest of Europe, opening for such bands as Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The (International) Noise Conspiracy and Old Time Relijun.

While on tour in 2004, they met up with Germany's Alien Snatch label which later released their debut album A Sweet Mama Gonna Hoodoo Me.

Songs For Faraway Lovers, the band's second album, was produced by the group and released by Alien Snatch in 2006. They poured out even more hooks on its second record and revealed some more roots via several American-style folk ballads. The band then embarked on a European tour, playing in Italy, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Norway opening for such bands as Black Lips, Arctic Monkeys, Gogol Bordello and Radio Birdman.

The band's new record, Don't Pretend That You Know Me was released by Italy's Ghost Records in September and is a great follow-up to their 2006 release.

MP3: The Mojomatics-Clean My Sins

MP3: The Mojomatics-Down My Spine

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