ZIP CODE: La Verne.
BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK: Since 2004.
FOR FANS OF: Mr. Bungle, Primus, Jesus Lizard, open minds.
LATEST SPINS: Debut album Rabbit in Red is imminent.
ON THE STAGE: Locally, Mongoloid has recently played Biacci’s Bar in Upland and Characters in Pomona.
THEIR TWO CENTS: “Our music feeds off itself, therefore we don’t comfortably fit in with any local scene,” says bassist/vocalist Daniel Loreaux. “We are creating our own unique world and it makes for a wholly original expression.”
ON THE WEB: www.myspace.com/mongoloidband.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Mongoloid’s “experimental pop post-punk” is perfect for ADHD listeners who want to be both charmed and challenged by music. And while the quartet sometimes tries a little too hard to be different, there’s an undeniable musicality and songwriting skill amidst their restless, (anti)stylistic statements.
THE IE’S LOCAL MUSIC SCENE ROCKS BECAUSE: “It’s diverse and oblivious.”