Friday, 17 April 2009

New Music: Menya

NYC-based, dirty-pop rappers Menya, proffer some of the catchiest DIY-produced electro-hop Helen Of Troy... has heard in ages. Currently students at New York University, the trashy trio of early twenty-somethings somehow find the time to write, record, and mix all their own music. Respect!

Comprising of members, Coco Dame, Angie Ripe, and Good Goose, Menya is nearly an all-girl affair. Since forming back in 2007, the outfit have released two EPs, gigged tirelessly, and attracted enough attention from industry types and bloggers to be termed a ‘buzz band’.

Self-released debut EP, The Ol’ Reach-Around, features six tracks which range from the highly-sexed DTF and Ripe, to the introspective Oh and Lonely Lonely – talk about wide-ranging! Their second and most recent offering, Puss Coital, is another stunning six-tracker, featuring standout tunes Diana (I Heart U), and Philly Gurls (all tracks are available for streaming over at their MySpace page).

These guys are fun, edgy, and refreshing, definitely A* material.

1 comment:

teknacolorninja said...

yeeeyaaah. i like their dirty hip hop tracks best!