Destruction / Reconstruction

by Mexican Radio

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1.
Night of the nihilist I don’t believe in anyone I don’t believe in anything I don’t believe Night of the nihilist I don’t believe in God And I don’t trust religion I don’t believe authority I don’t believe Night of the nihilist Hedonism He-he-hedonism Night of the nihilist Blow up the tsar and our legend lives on Chaos chaos chaos Chaos chaos chaos Night of the nihilist You can’t deny this Literature’s a valid form of social commentary Commentary’s a valid form of social literature Hate with a holy hate, destroy everything Night of the nihilist You can’t deny this
2.
2666 01:20
Dos mil seiscientos sesenta y seis Están matando mujeres Están matando mujeres pobres Están matando mujeres Están matando mujeres ricas Dos mil seiscientos sesenta y seis Están matando mujeres Están matando mujeres buenas Están matando mujeres Están matando mujeres malas Dos mil seiscientos sesenta y seis
3.
Human life is short But I wish to live forever Human life is short But I wish to live forever Yukio Mishima suicide Tatenokai, tatenokai Yukio Mishima suicide On the border of life and death A man’s head on a carpet On the border of life and death A man’s head on a carpet Yukio Mishima suicide Tatenokai, tatenokai Yukio Mishima suicide Brutality, elegance, brutality Don’t hesitate, don’t hesitate Yukio Mishima suicide Tatenokai, tatenokai Yukio Mishima suicide
4.
Trümmerberg, Schuttberg Müllberg, Bunkerberg, Teufelsberg Humboldthöhe, Insulaner I’m running up the bunker All the men are gone All the men are dead and gone Time to put your work clothes on Time to earn those food rations Destruction / reconstruction I’m running up the bunker Rubble rubble, toil and trouble All the women, working doubles Rubble rubble, toil and trouble All the women, working doubles Brick by brick, they use their picks They use their hands I’m running up the bunker Four hundred million cubic meters of ruin Thirty percent of buildings destroyed I’m running up the bunker Destruction Destruction / reconstruction
5.
Kirchner in the mountains Berlin was an inspiration Although I drank intemperately My studio was filled with paintings And the occasional orgy Kirchner in the mountains I volunteered for the military Do something good for my country War is a terrible muse I’m one of its atrocities It’s broken me We’ve found a little house in Davos Erna’s taking care of me I like the hard working people We’ll live here comfortably Surrounded by my art Carpets, sketches and carvings I’m turning to the landscape now to Paint this depression out of me Kirchner in the mountains
6.
Chasing boys in Budapest I’m pretty out there Buggery in Paris I’m pretty out there Expat in a steam bath All I wanna do is grab some ass Europe’s made for desperate men I’m pretty out there I’m pretty out there Na na na na na na na Selling junk in NYC - out there Developing a taste for morphine- I’m pretty I just got married to a woman addicted to Benzedrine Temporary psychoses - I’m out - lout lout I’m pretty out there Na na na na na na na And I never want to be too straight I like men men men men men Waving a gun in Mexico I’m pretty out there Getting off with rancheros I’m pretty out there My wife, well she drinks too much I can’t stand to touch that lush Playing a game of William Tell Can you tell? I’m pretty out there I’m pretty out there Na na na na na na na And I never want to be too straight
7.
Savage Dance 02:59
Savage dance You can do the savage dance You can do the savage dance Savage dance
8.
Wohnstadt 02:43
Die Kinder spielen das Klavier Die kennen mir ziemlich jut hier Sie kieken mir und weinen Ich trage eine Glatze Und tolle Lederweste Die Nachbarn sind neidisch Wohnstadt Ich liebe meine Wohnstadt Ich lebe noch in der Wohnstadt Ich sterbe in der Wohnstadt Allet jut in der Hauptstadt Ich hatte eine schöne Frau Aber sie ist gestorben Jetzt gehe ich zur Kneipe Danach einem Paar Würstchen Voll quatschen mit dem Gärtner Dann trinken wir schnapps von Greifswald Wohnstadt Ich liebe meine Wohnstadt Ich lebe noch in der Wohnstadt Ich sterbe in der Wohnstadt Allet jut in der Hauptstadt Hallo hübsches Mädchen, Du siehst ja toll aus! Hast du lust ein Cocktail mit mir zu trinken? Oder ein Bier? Oder darf ich dich auf eine Currywurst einladen? Oder eine Rhabarber Limonade? Oder ein Mate Eistee? Ach, nehms mir nicht übel, Aber eigentlich passt mir doch nicht Ich liebe meine Wohnstadt Ich lebe noch in der Wohnstadt Ich sterbe in der Wohnstadt Allet jut in der Hauptstadt
9.
Raskolnikov 02:35
Woke up this morning, axe up my sleeve Demons are calling my name Cheaters and addicts, alcohol fiends Mendicants jangle away Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide Cursing the wind, damning the sky Feel just like Raskolnikov Stuck on a corner, 7AM Everyone’s still drinking booze Builders and killers, subhuman scum Me, I’m a blubbering fool Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide Cursing the wind, damning the sky Feel just like Raskolnikov City’s a black hole, it crushes you quick City’s a black hole, it’s making me sick Feel just like Raskolnikov
10.
Isadora’s drunk again I see her holding court in the bar Portlier than she used to be Still I marvel at her body I got a terrible feeling Something wicked this way comes My husband, my true one He’s an overeager fool Sat before the Greek goddess I wish he’d wipe up that drool It’s not fair, the way she Runs her fingers through his hair It’s not fair, the way she Talks to him without a care I got a terrible feeling Something wicked this way comes Many times I’ve thought of dancing To cut a figure at the Ballet Russe I could prance around for hours But I’ve been told that it’s no use So I stare at Isadora Duncan And my good-for-nothing husband In this restaurant of two-timing double crossers The world is naught But two-timing double crossers Down, down, down, I throw myself down Something wicked this way comes I got a terrible feeling
11.
We Want You 02:45
No one cared about Pierre Till he became a millionaire He tied policeman to a bear Now everybody loves him We want you No one cared about Pierre Till he became a millionaire He tied policeman to a bear Now everybody loves him We want you No one cared about Pierre Till he became a millionaire He tied policeman to a bear Now everybody loves him Now everybody loves him We want you
12.
I’m on the Planet Tyskie gettin’ loose I’m on the Planet Tyskie I’m on the Planet Tyskie gettin’ loose I’m on the Planet Tyskie There’s no one here, no signs of life I better grab another beer before I die I’m on the Planet Tyskie having a real good time I’m on the Planet Tyskie gettin’ wild I’m on the Planet Tyskie I’m on the Planet Tyskie gettin’ wild I’m on the Planet Tyskie I don’t want to see anyone I’m like a lizard in the sun I think I’m gonna stay here for a while I’m on the Planet Tyskie gettin’ loose I’m on the Planet Tyskie I’m on the Planet Tyskie gettin’ loose I’m on the Planet Tyskie There’s no one here, no signs of life I better grab another beer before I die I’m on the Planet Tyskie having a real good time Before I die While I’m still alive

about

Destruction / Reconstruction is the second full-length album by Mexican Radio, coming out on 20 September on R.I.P. Ben Lee Records. Lead single and video “Night of the Nihilist” comes out on 23 August. The songs are dark, heavy, repetitive and high energy, with lyrics inspired by literature and art.

Like the band’s first album Mexican Radio (released March 2018), Destruction / Reconstruction was recorded completely live to tape in an analog studio in the former East Berlin by renowned Berlin producer Mischkah Wilke (producer of Gurr’s award-winning debut album In My Head).

credits

released September 20, 2019

Nathaniel Fregoso: Vocals, Synths, Effects
Dyan Valdés: Vocals, Synths
Hannes Neupert: Vocals, Drums

All songs written by Mexican Radio at Haus Neupert in Heinersdorf, Berlin.

Produced and engineered by Mischkah Wilke at A.K.18/Studio B in Kaulsdorf, Berlin. Mixed by Mischkah Wilke at Kozmic Sound in Weißensee, Berlin. Mastered by Arne Ziemann at Oakfield Mastering, Regensburg.

Artwork and layout by Timm Hartmann (www.nimmtimm.de).
Photography by Petra Valdimarsdóttir (petravaldimarsdottir.com).

Published by Alba Berliner Kindl Music (ASCAP).
RIP Ben Lee Records

Besonderer Dank an Christiane, Roland, Heike und René.
All songs copyright Mexican Radio, 2019.
For all inquiries: mexicanradioband[at]gmail.com

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Mexican Radio Berlin, Germany

Mexican Radio is a synth punk three-piece with high-energy songs inspired by bands like Cabaret Voltaire, DAF and Stereo Total. They wear brightly-colored uniforms at all times, and their live shows come across like psychotic radio broadcasts from another planet. They also host a monthly radio show on KCRW Berlin 104,1 FM called The Mexican Radio Radio Show. ... more

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