Mika Miko: We Be XUXA
Taking musical influences very serious, Mika Miko are students and champions of classic So Cal punk, regional out of print 45's, obscure dance and you start to fell they studied these records night and day, learning how to make songs sound classic. Never polished, always urgent and catchy they somehow conduct a current take on the old emotions of great punk rock bands before them, the blistered energy of RED CROSS and early LEGAL WEAPON, the charming shrillness of LILLIPUT and RUBELLA BALLET and the ferocity of THE ADOLESCENTS. On their second full length "We Be Xuxa", Mika Miko expand on their remarkable song writing skills mixing great riffs with simple ideas, melody with speed while sending you into a mind melting frenzy. Recorded mainly by Mike McHugh at The Distillery in Costa Mesa (Black Lips, Lightning Bolt, Le Shok etc..) "We Be Xuxa" embodies the character and attitude Mika Miko have been crafting for years, it is exciting; to the point and over before you know it. Touring constantly they have become a great live band, pulling you into their world for the rarely over thirty minute set, delivering their inimitable chaos to your attention, making it seem normal. "We Be Xuxa" captures this side, bringing that smile to your face whether you listen through headphones or you make the trek down to the club. Open your ears you won't be disappointed.