Exciting news for all you Steampunk music lovers: the release of The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing’s first album is soon approaching it’s release date set for some time in May. The album is satirically dubbed: Now That’s What I Call Steampunk! Volume 1.
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing is a band based in London that took their name from the Goulston Street Graffito discovered above a section of Catherine Eddowes’ blood-stained apron thought to have been discarded by Jack the Ripper as he fled the scene of her murder.
This album is not to be missed. In Steampunk Magazine 7, they had this to say about The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing’s album, “if you’re only going to buy one album this year, then make absolutely fucking sure it’s this one.” Duly noted.
Even more exciting is the fact that forty specially made wax cylinders are being made by Poppy Records featuring one of the songs on the album.A wax cylinder was a popular medium for the recording and playback of music in the 19th century. It looks like this:
You can read the interview with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing here. It includes some exciting information about the release of their upcoming album and more information on their very limited wax cylinder edition of Now That’s What I Call Steampunk: Volume 1.
You can keep up with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing through their MySpace and Facebook page. You can get a sampling of their music on their MySpace page, where you can listen to Ebenezer’s Carol. I really like their punk sound, and I’m certain I’ll be buying their album come May, and so should you!