Chicago scum-glammaries Mickey kicked off the Wizzard Sleeve LP release party at the formidable Mortville loft back in October with Static Static, and gallantly plowed through a driving set of uninhibited gutter-level pop that miraculously stews the nuances of junkshop glitter in a gastrointestinal bile that brings a salacious smile to any face. With their belligerent and boisterous bellowing coming full circle and culminating on their debut 7" single, released at the tail end of 2009 on HoZac Records, it's a refreshing blast of pre-safety pin punk goodness that's just so heart-poundingly pure that's it's nothing short of instantly invigorating. And not to ever sell them short, Mickey are a Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney/NPR Monitor Mix) favorite, so believe it or not, you'll even be hearing them soon on National Public Radio, as it should be.
Wizzard Sleeve have been nurturing the most pleasantly wretched devilish and danceable death punk for a couple years now, and as you can see here, their Mortville show had them splayed out, guts-and-all, in perfect form. With recently-recruited heathen child Bane (also of Amber Alerts) forming the third leg of their new three piece lineup, the menacing Moog vibrations were reverberating at perfect levels, further implicating their insidious intentions and conjuring up that new black magic like never before. If you still haven't secured your own copy of their incredible debut LP, Make The World Go Away, you'd better come correct or just give up on those hopes and dreams of yours, because we all know it's all a joke, and the toxins released on the LP therein are the real fuel your sordid lifestyle so desperately needs. Grab it HERE and don't look back into the dripping blackness.
And if you're anywhere near Chicago tonight, you can come see the vivacious Mickey play for FREE at the fancy Debonair Social Club at 1575 N. Milwaukee Ave, so tuck in your purple cummerbunds and pull out your finest Chicory Tip gear and come on out and strut!