The Maladroids
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The Maladroids


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"Boise-Based Maladroids to release first album, "Mustache, Esto Perpetua!""

“Mustache, Esto Perpetua!,” the first album from local band The Maladroids, is deceptive. The surprisingly full sound of the release can fool first-time listeners into thinking the band is a full-sized rock outfit.

On the contrary, The Maladroids consist of two members who share vocal duties, bassist Christian Mckenna and drummer Jake Little, a freshman at BSU.

The loud drumming and heavily distorted electric bass compensate for the bands lack of members.

“The bass is such a perfect instrument when it’s distorted. It has such a full sound,” says Little.

The Maladroids, Boise natives, describe their music as “Dance-punk.” The description is fitting. The duo finds a compromise between the heavier aspects of punk-rock and groovy rhythms — a theme that is consistent throughout “Mustache.”

The instrumentation of the band and musical aesthetic frequently yield comparisons to Death From Above 1979, a Canadian drum and bass combo.

The songs on “Mustache” were written over three years and tend to be short — the average song length is just two minutes, five seconds.

One of the longest songs on the album, “This Is Not Kamelot,” clocks in at 2 minutes 43 seconds and serves as the high point of the album. Written about a Boise subdivision, the song is catchy in its melodic simplicity. The sing-a-long chorus gives both musicians the opportunity to shout the song’s title while the fuzzy bass and drums remain locked-in to the moderate tempo.

“Mustache, Esto Perpetua!,” which references Mckenna’s ’70s style facial hair in the title, will be available for download Dec. 15. More details will be available at CD’s will be available at the band’s performances.

The Maladroids’ next concert will be at the Venue Dec. 12. The Maladroids will join local favorites such as Bank, Workin’ on Fire and 11 other bands to support Esai Saldana. Saldana, guitarist for Boise-based hard rock group Obscure Beauty and former BSU student, caught the swine flu in October. The flu developed into pneumonia which landed Saldana in the emergency room and subsequently intensive care. The bands on the roster seek to ease some of Saldana’s financial burden by donating 100 percent of the night’s proceeds to him. - BSU Arbiter - Matt Dalley


Pandemic EP
Moustache, Esto Perpetua!



Starting as a full band, our two guitarists left, so we cranked the distortion and treble on the bass and started to rock out with out them. Major influences from Death From Above 1979 and Lightning Bolt have helped us form a unique sound like no other. We make sure the crowd is always as ready to rock as we are. Many have described us as Dance Punk and Dance Metal, and other have just said we are an experience. What ever we are, we just want to see you move.