VIDEO: MTN ISL – “We Three Kings” (Live)

MTN ISL - We Three Kings (Live)For all the praise I lavished on MTN ISL’s debut EP, God Become Animal, let’s not forget that the group is, in many respects, a fledgling band still establishing their live identity. But you have to admit they’re doing things the right way: playing out as much as possible and making enough of a name for themselves to get invited to open for bigger acts, including the Floor and Whores. double bill of destruction earlier this month at the Earl. The band’s opening performance was energetic, but occasionally peppered with the slight stumbles and small hiccups you’d expect from a group in the process of working out the kinks. Still, the moments when these dudes beared down and locked in to one of their nervy, off-kilter grooves was fucking FIRE. Just check out this video of the band performing the God Become Animal centerpiece “We Three Kings” and you’ll get a taste of what I mean. With more shows coming up, and a new split 7-inch due out this Monday with fellow rhythm assassins Bodyfather, MTN ISL are poised to make some serious strides forward, sooner rather than later. Watch/listen below.

MTN ISL will celebrate the release of their split 7-inch with Bodyfather this Monday, June 23 at 529. Supporting them will be fellow locals the Liverhearts and Hot Wives. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.

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