VINYL OF THE MONTH: MUUY BIIEN – “This is What Your Mind Imagines”

by | Aug 20, 2013 | Punk, Reviews

Hailing from Athens, GA, the awkwardly spelled Muuy Biien spews forth a distorted, garage-infused bombast of electric sludge: junk punk, if you will.

It’s fast, it’s hardcore, and it’s everything you want loud, obnoxious rock and roll to be. In a word: glorious.

Think Minor Threat meets herky-jerky New Wave…kinda. In any event, tracks move quickly, guitars roar with great vengeance and furious anger, and vocals bleed into the mix like a combination of bullhorn protests and Wire-esque jabs and jolts.

It’s hard to pick a standout track as so much of the record flies by before you’ve had a chance to digest it, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, the onslaught is broken up by a few ambient intermission tracks, labeled “Emesis” parts I-III, well-placed respites from the nonstop assault of the rest of the album.

Make no mistake; Muuy Biien’s new LP is one to check out, especially if you like your punk aggressive and you don’t mind a few bloody eardrums.

  • Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 9 & 10 Recorded at Japanski Studios by Matt Tamisin 
  • Tracks 3 & 6 Recorded by Robbie Rapp and Joshua Evans 
  • Tracks 5, 8, &10 Recorded to tape by Joshua Evans and Xander Witt 
  • Mastered by Matt Tamisin & Abe Tamisin
  • Format: 12 Inch
  • Speed: 33 1/3 RPM
  • Color: Black Vinyl

muuybiien albumVINYL OF THE MONTH
This is What Your Mind Imagines
Athens, GA
(HHBTM Records)