Isms & Schisms EP by Viva Mayday (New York, New York) *
Dear Jafe- If your voice was a pussy, I’d fuck it. One of those fucks where your girlfriend’s begging for a few days of R&R because she cant keep up, because she can’t sit down (women, psh). You’ve got those smooth sexy tones (quite a few actually) and all the guitar filacio to prove you’re in it for the long haul as a family [band] man- and believe it or not, at just two songs long, the latest EPfrom New York band, born and raised, will live and will die here, Viva Mayday is that quick pound you’ve been sitting on Grindr for hour (let’s be honest, 10 minutes) looking for. Sure, I’ve heard you cover Marley better than even the best tribute bands a thousand times at live in all the right settings, but here, well here Viva Mayday has achieved complete artistic selflessness. The only reason this isn’t getting Best New Music is because in a year, you guys have simply raised the bar. With love Dingus, Himself. [Free Download] @Dingusonmusic
Consuela by Viva Mayday (New York, New York) *
The first full LP from NYC rock and rollers Viva Mayday is as powerful as promised with hidden nuggets of ripe tone adjustment littered throughout. Sticking to their guns, the group delivers Consuela as a testament to a sound that’s been in their blood for years; constantly developing while remaining truthful to some original sin. Frontman Jafe Paulino makes it personal, transcribing a live show personality from the venue to record flawlessly. The album needs a soapbox as it preaches a very real message on par with the spirit of the times. @Dingusonmusic
Tonight, our beloved partnership with Meme Movement is about to pay up yet again for you show-goers. Only two weeks fresh from our last showcase, the next event will feature headlining heroes, Porches supported by one of my personal favorite line-ups; a line up that I’ve had the distinct pleasure of booking. Year on a Mountain, Viva Mayday, Battle Ave and Nelsonvillains will be striving for enlightenment from the time the doors open (at 830pm), assuring a night of powerful indie rock to help frame that dangerous ego. Join us, as we break in one of Brooklyn’s finest venues, Freecandy, and remember, it’s always free admission before 930pm, at our shows ($5 after). Make sure to invite your friends – don’t let live music die. Dingus
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‘Monster (Chopped and Screwed)’ by Viva Mayday (February 20, 2012)
I’ve heard remix, I’ve heard bootleg, or re-fix, but never before have I heard a song “chopped and screwed”. However, that’s exactly what’s happened with Viva Maydays latest single. Gang raping the track out of its original tempo, ‘Monster’ truly takes on a new life when you slam on the hand break (burning rubber and all). More and more, I think they just got stoned.
I thought I’d offer my loyal readers an early look at the next show flyer from the Meme Movement. Last show (Blue Blood), we had over 700 of the most beautiful people in the world show up to support their local DIY musicians. The love was unparalleled and felt so deeply that we couldn’t wait to book the next one. The entire team, here at Dingus, has a crush on you, and only you.
[details to come via facebook]
Monster/Bay of Pigs by Viva Mayday (December 7, 2011) *
Completely unabashed, Viva Mayday reintroduces themselves with this double sided single release. Fronted by Jafe Paulino, the bands been rocking the New York City DIY underground for years. Whether you’re a die-hard, live show-going, revolution inciting fan or a newcomer, Monster/Bay of Pigs is equally pleasing, filled with funk, punk and good ol’ rock.
100 Years by Viva Mayday (August 29, 2009)
As one of the few acceptable rock-reggae remaning in, dare I say, the world, Viva Mayday might have put this album out in 2009, but it doesn’t matter, soak it in. You can catch them all week at CMJ shows (especially tonight), google that shit. Too much music goes “over our heads” but this early release from these New York City veterans hits us at home.
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