Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Philosophy & Underwear CD

While the Solo Cholo compilation is a document that shows Kid Congo Powers' evolution as a singer and songwriter for a couple of decades, this is Kid's first full-length dive into recording as a bandleader. The sound of The Pink Monkey Birds encompasses garagy punk, glam, dirty soul, experimental noise, dark balladry, and even abrasive mechanical electro – all filtered through the Kid's unique post-no wave aesthetic with urban low life poetry thrown on top. Kid's fiery dual guitar work with ace Jack Martin will blow you away....


Grand Mal
Love Is The Best Con In Town

Tha mighty Mal's fifth and finest album. While this collection contains plenty of rockers in the Grand Mal tradition, brilliant piano-based numbers with dense vocal and instrumental harmonic arrangements are its mark of distinction. For lack of a better description, the unique sound is a collision of Todd Rundgren, Holland-era Beach Boys and of course the relaxed swagger of classic Grand Mal-style r’n’r. Loaded with some of the finest songs of Bill Whitten’s career. ..



Kid Congo Powers
Solo Cholo CD

New York Night Train's first release grew out of an in-depth web zine profile about Kid Congo Powers. . While the theme of this rarities compilation is songs that focus on the guitar stylist as a vocalist and songwriter, there's no shortage of the noise guitar that made him legendary in the first place. Kid guides you through twenty years of sonic adventurism with Knoxville Girls, Khan, Congo Norvell, Die Haut, Lydia Lunch, Barry Adamson, Robin Gutherie, and many more. ...



Dimestore Ensemble
release: January 1, 2007

Garage rock guitar hero Jack Martin of Knoxville Girls, Honeymoon Killers, Pink Monkey Birds, etc., gets jazzy with this downtown instrumental supergroup. Like Stephan and Django scoring a film noir chase scene amidst 21st Century chaos. Cool yet warm, lyrical yet tough, composed yet... free



MC Trachiotomy and Quintron
Rowdy Life 12" EP - release: Jan. 1


Whadda ya get when you collide one of the underground's more bizarre rappers with one of its more unusual instrumentalists/conceptualists? Twisted analog electro rap straight outta New Orleans Ninth Ward. Limited edition white vinyl-only release with locked grooves on the ends. Look for their full-length, Ratsliveonevilstar, in the fall.




Kid Congo Powers
Web Special:

Get both Kid's career-spanning compilation, Solo Cholo,and Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds' new studio album, Philosophy and Underwear ,together for only $20 (free shipping). buy now


VLADRM Ray Release Special:
Viva l'American Death Ray Music In the Meantime... LPs and CDs available now. There are also a handfull of limited edition covers left. Buy one today.


Kid CongoBack from France and Playing First Brooklyn Show in Almost Two Years
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds, who just returned this week from a French jaunt that included an appearance at the Nuits Sonores festival alongside the likes of The Raincoats, Violent Femmes, Chicks on Speed, Stereo Total, etc., will play their first New York gig in more than four months at Williamsburg’s Glasshouse Gallery on May 8, 2007. Since embarking upon an endless trek back and forth across the United States and Europe last Fall in support of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Philosophy and Underwear, and his compilation, Solo Cholo, and moving to Washington, DC around the same time, underground guitar legend Powers rarely performs in New York. His band, the Pink Monkeybirds is currently a trio including drummer Danny Hole (Warlocks, Nikki Sudden) and bassist Kiki Solas (Rhythm of Black Lines, Knife in the Water)
The bill also includes Parisian noise rockers Dimi Dero, local Aussie pain’t peelers Woman, and Awesome Color side project Used to Be Women.

S-S-S-Spectres EP Available now!
The S-S-S-Spectres celebrated the release of their new EP, Sea Potentia Divina, on Friday night at Williamsburg's Glasslands Gallery alongside Pterodactyl, Print, Cause for Applause, and the New York Night Train DJ's. For now you can buy their record here and soon you'll be able to locate copies in stores and on online MP3 sellers.

S-S-S-Spectres S-S-S-Signing
New York Night Train is proud to announce that we've added local post-post-post-punk sensations S-S-S-Spectres to our prestigious roster. Their debut EP, Sea Potentia Divina, is scheduled for release in early March. For those still unaware, this bouncy trio of scene vets create a unique dissonance that sits somewhere between NY no wave murky-jerkyness, Providence angular disco, and UK classic dance punk. The quirky vocal arrangements are unlike anything you've ever heard. The official release party will be at the Glasslands Gallery on March 2 and the record will be in stores on March 8. Climb on board.

Everyone Takes a Rest

NYNT's First Anniversary! NYNT @ CMJ! NYNT DJ Nights, etc... Kid Congo and MC Trachiotomy on Tour! VLADRM Vinyl Final-ly Here!
First, this operation (NYNT) is a year old on Halloween, which means that there'll bea wild shindig at sub-Tonic. Our favorite DJ, Name Names (Ian Svenonious of Weird War World) is coming to NYC to spin from 10PM to 4AM. MC Trachiotomy and Lefty Parker from New Orleans are going to perform and there're going to be plenty of surprise guests.... Next, on November 1, there'll be a shin-dig at Rocks in Your Head Records with Hopewell, Grand Mal, Damon McMahon, The Jealous Girlfriends, and Voyager One. On November 3, there'll be yet another at PassOut Records with Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, MC Trachiotomy, Dimestore Dance Band, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Falcon and the Snowman, and First Twilight Congress. NYNT's also been hosting weekly DJ events at Motor City. The first week was Bob Bert. Last week was Curtis Brown (Bad Wizard) and Gibby Haynes. Next week will be Kid Congo Powers. Next week a secret surprise. And the next Vietnam. All of these NYNT events are absolutely FREE to the public....

In tour news, Kid Congo has just rapped up his East Coast and Midwestern tours - and is getting ready to spend November on the West Coast and start his European Tour. MC Trachiotomy is out in the South and East Coast and will be in New York for CMJ - then off to the Midwest and South. Here are the dates.

Also, Kid Congo and Grand Mal's records are finally beginning to see a little bit of press, courtesy of Fanatic PR. Check both bands NYNT artist pages for more and look for upcoming reviews in Mojo, Pitchfork, Uncut, and other fine publications internationally.

Speaking of Trachiotomy, his collaboration with Mr. Quintron, Rowdy Life, has been held up at the pressing plant due to sampling issues. We're currently waiting for MGM to clear a sample from Night of the Hunter. If you know anyone who can help in this regard, please get in touch. Finally, Viva l'American Death Ray Music's In the Meantime... LPs, and all three covers have finally arrived in New York and are being assembled as we speak. Feel free to order away. For those of you whol preordered, thanks for your patience.

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkeybirds tour! Viva l'American Death Ray Music on the way!
Tomorrow, guitar legend Kid Congo Powers embarks upon his first tour as a bandleader with his Pink Monkey Birds. The group, as always, features New York guitar ace Jack Martin (Knoxville Girls, Honeymoon Killers, Dimestore Dance Band, etc), but also now includes Kiki Solis (Knife in the Water, Rhythm of Black Lines) and Danny Hole (Nikki Sudden, The Warlocks, etc.). The new line-up really kills. They're going all over the place so check Kid's page for a show near you! Go here for the dates. In other good news Viva l'American Death Ray Music is doing their first US shows since SXSW starting with a release party for their latest ...In The Meantime in New York on September 21. Go here for the dates. The new platter, while their most paced and artistically ambitious yet, is also their rawest, grooviest, and most minimal. The CDs are now available here and you can pre-order both the standard vinyl and the two limited edition hand-screened covers as well (The official release is September 21).

New York Night Train Presents... Ian Svenonius and Calvin Johnson
Ian Svenonius will be in town promoting his new collection of essays, The Psychic Soviet, on August 21 and 22, 2006. To celebrate, he'll be DJ-ing two FREE parties with his
comrade and co-conspirator Calvin Johnson at Monkeytown and sub-Tonic... more info

New York Night Train releases for digital download
Kid Congo Powers' Solo Cholo compilation and Grand Mal's Love Is the Best Con In Town are both now available via iTunes, eMusic, and other stores.



Grand Mal "The Best Con In Town" MP3
from Love Is The Best Con In Town CD

Check out this free MP3 from the new Grand Mal record, Bill Whitten's beautiful homemade masterpiece, Love Is The Best Con In Town.

Plus complimentary full-length mp3s by Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Viva l'American Death Ray Music, Dimestore Ensemble, MC Trachiotomy featuring Quintron, and more. Go here.


  artist pages

Dimestore Ensemble
Grand Mal
Kid Congo Powers/Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
MC Trachiotomy featuring Quintron

Viva l'American Death Ray Music


  coming soon

MC Trachiotomy/Mr. Quintron full-length Ratsliveonevilstar
Vietnam "Cheree Cheree" 7"
First Twilight Congress 12 'EP
Cause for Applause 7" EP
Ghost Exits 7"
Gibby Haynes 7"