Remember those old candy commercials where the one klutz snacking on peanut butter always somehow managed to crash into the other klutz munching on a chocolate bar? And remember the happy expressions on their faces when each bit down to discover the new taste that came from the blending of those two very different flavors? Well, now picture a rap song with country music guitar licks mixed with a slow, pimp struttin’ hip-hop beat. On the surface that mixture sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? But, like peanut butter cups, it somehow works! And when laced with rhymes by Moonshine Burrito -- and a funky Kenny Rogers sample -- the end result is a full-fledged sugar rush. The guitar-twanging...banger in question, "Roads Are Rough (Holdin' Up)", is featured on South By Southwest, the new ten-track album from SpaceLAB Recordings label mates Jake Palumbo and Ciphurphace. Together these longtime pals combine to form Moonshine Burrito and, as the name probably suggests, the music made by this dynamic duo is all about unholy unions and unlikely combinations. For a finger-lickin’ taste test of South By Southwest, sample "Roads Are Rough (Holdin' Up)" and "Diesel (Feelin' Lovely)" for free-ninety-nine by clicking on the links below. And be sure to drop by iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay or Bandcamp to get a full serving of South By Southwest. Woo-hah! – SP
St. Paco writes on walls and draws on bathroom stalls. He has written for Giant Robot magazine and is author and editor of Kung Fu Grip!, In His Image, Octopussy, and other critically acclaimed 'zines. His xeroxed underground publications have been included in zine-related exhibits in Istanbul, San Jose, Baltimore, Halle and other nice places. His publications have also been added to the special collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art/MOMA (Franklin Furnace Artist Book Archive), the Marguerite Duras Public Library of Paris, and the Booklet Library of Tokyo. Artwork produced by this dually talented creator can also be found in a number of private collections, on bus stop shelters, and on the walls of abandoned buildings. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Paco currently lives a very monkish existence in the southwest desert city of Tucson, Arizona, where he dreams of moving to an isolated isle somewhere in the Pacific. Feel free to email an invitation if you're already there, or if you just wanna wax poetic about hip-hop, Asian cult cinema, comics, graffiti art, cultural anthropology (or anything else discussed on his blogs) at email@example.com.