Friday, December 11, 2009



Quixote was a post-hardcore band from Kalamazoo, MI. Formed somewhere in 1996, the band featured Joel Wick of Jihad (bass), Tony Uminn (guitar) and Paul Wartella (drums). At some point Mike Gard stepped in to fill Paul’s place behind the drum set. Quixote had released most of the records on Joel’s own Makoto Recordings. Their discography consists of a 7” entitled ‘A Force’, a self-titled CD, a split with The Trans Megetti and the ‘Protests Of The Weak’ 12”, plus they recorded for a couple compilations. The band broke up in 2000, Mike joined Keleton DMD, Joel played in Sealucky.

Some months back, Art Monk Construction received a demo from a group of guys known collectively as The Trans Megetti, who were easily living life on the sandy Jersey shore. Their statement of purpose was simple and succinct: "Once we get a van, all we have to do is play rock 'n' roll. Hi-fission, inter-stellar fuel propels their Drive Like Jehu-esque guitars (minus the self-indulgent noise) whilst a crooning urgency emulates from Mark's strangely Geoff Turner/Gray Matter vocals. Bass lines punctuate with the stability of a blind man refting the Jonestown Flood, as accompanied by the ever unrelenting beat. The four-piece known as The Trans Megetti has been together for over two years now, turning fashionably placid onlookers into whirling dervishes at first pick. A former school van (in all it's yellow splendor) has gotton them as far back as the Mid-West and up and down the East Coast of the USA, razing various venues from Oddfellows halls to CBGB's. Touring and two 7"s on Art Monk Construction have placed them on the map. Steal The Jet Keys - CD/LP released on Art Monk Construction in March 1998 - will firmly establish their uncontestable domination of it.
taken from a way old website!