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Album Review

Perhaps the complete antithesis of the ProTools obsessed early 21st century would be Bon Scott era AC/DC — a boogie metal band whose albums rocked ferociously, with a gloriously "live in the studio" sound. Just when it appeared as though you had to align yourself to either one camp or the other, along comes a group like Mardo who manage to combine both approaches, as evidenced by their 2006 sophomore effort, New Gun. For instance, take the album opener, "Lolita Live and Learn," which sounds comparable to Bon Scott fronting a more metallic version of Jet. But then just when you think you have Mardo (whose name comes from the last name of the group's sibling duo, Aron and Robert) all figured out, they veer off into a glossy yet funky cover of "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," while a track like "Thin White Line" doesn't sound too far removed from the Warped Tour faction. For fans of retro-rock with a modern edge, Mardo's New Gun is aimed to please. It's not quite American Idol AC/DC, but the rough edges have certainly been smoothed over.

Customer Reviews

humble fellas

Seeing the live show transpire into a full on transphoric album, amazing. Humble, great attitude, down to earth fellas who know how to rock. If you like this album, see the live show. GREAT STUFF - both sides of the coin.

Epic sounds, and Diverse mix from a nearly unknown band.

This band has a truely inspiring sound that ignites a fire in your soal. Guitar and vocals are amazing,with a great mix of medium to hard rock. A definate buy.


Formed: Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit Mardo reunited singer/bassist Aron Mardo with his guitarist/drummer brother Robert following their tenure in the Spies -- after signing to the House of Restitution label, they issued their self-titled debut LP in mid-2005, earning alternative radio airplay with the singles "Here She Comes" and "Anyone But Me." Upon adding guitarist Coley Read and keyboardist Sonny Sly to their stage lineup, Mardo opened on tour...
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