Hungary has made some notable contributions to the world over the years: goulash, Rubik’s Cube, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among them… but rock music?? That certainly doesn’t come to mind-that is, until now. Budapest’s THE MOOG (yes, that’s in Hungary) blend glam, 60s garage punk and goth with catchy pop rock on their second album Razzmatazz Orfeum, out July 21st on MuSick Recordings.
Led by baritone-voiced singer Tonyo Szabo, THE MOOG are an explosive combination of alternative and glam-punk made unique by the band’s catchy Eastern European rock ‘n roll touch. The highly anticipated second album was recorded in Seattle with producer Geoff Ott (Pearl Jam, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mark Lanegan) and offers the listener something quite uncommon in this day and age: the immersion of a total album experience.