The Mugs

The Mugs

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The Mugs are a DIY 4-piece rock band from Brooklyn, NY. Drawing musical comparisons to REM, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Stone Roses, The Mugs have self-released 3 albums (2LPs and 1 EP), played shows around the country on self-booked tours, and built their own recording studio in a warehouse.

Biography

The Mugs are a DIY 4-piece rock band from Brooklyn, NY. Drawing comparisons to REM, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Stone Roses, The Mugs have self-released 3 albums (2LPs and 1 EP), played shows around the country on self-booked tours, and built their own recording studio in a warehouse.

In February 2005, The Mugs self-released their first full-length album, Paper Scissors Rock, on their own label, SkinnyFat Records.

In May 2006, The Mugs were asked to be a part of the KEXP (www.kexp.org) live "in -studio" performances at Gigantic Studios in New York City. After The Mugs performed, John Richards of KEXP had this to say on the KEXP blog:

"[The Mugs] came into the studio today and blew everyone away… [T]his band should be one of those that are on every radio station in the country. If you’re looking for that band that when you play all your friends turn to you and ask "who IS this?" this is the one."

The Mugs perform at venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Union Hall, Southpaw, and Magnetic Field (RIP), as well as Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, and Fontanas.

In an interview with the Gothamist, Rob Sacher, owner of the Luna Lounge, named The Mugs as one of his favorite bands currently playing in New York: "The Mugs are just brilliant...Great songwriters. Great Vibe. Great, great rhythm section."

L Magazine named The Mugs 1 of 7 "must see" bands of New York City. They also had this to say:

"Do you remember college rock? It came around a few years before indie rock, and it was played by bands like R.E.M. and Camper Van Beethoven. It was, if you were of the appropriate age, the kind of stuff you stole from your older siblings - on cassette. We bring this up because like all great things, it's making a comeback. With their straightforward, upbeat pop songs, NYC's The Mugs offer a glimpse of the greatness we could once again have in store." (July 8th)

The Mugs completed a self-booked tour across the States (from coast to coast), which included live radio performances at KHUM (Ferndale, CA) and KEXP (Seattle), and shows at such great venues as the Hide Out (Chicago), Hotal Utah (San Fran), Sunset Tavern (Seattle), and Schubas (Chicago).

The Mugs spent the winter months recording their second full-length album, Here Tomorrow. It was released on August 28, 2007, and in addition to writing and performing the material, The Mugs recorded, produced, and released "Here Tomorrow" on their own label.

The Mugs have an EP due out at the end of August 2008.

Discography

"Here Tomorrow" - LP - 2007
"Paper Scissors Rock" - LP - 2005
"Daisy Cutter" - EP - 2004

Set List

Sample Set List:
"Arizona"
"Lady Liberty"
"While It Lasts"
"Firm Ground"
"Reunion"
"Broken Signals"
"Frank"
"Many Times, Many Ways"
"Salt March"
"Daisy Cutter"