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Mecca Normal - Wasn't Said from the new album Empathy for the Evil (produced by KRAMER) out September 16, 2014 on M'lady's Records. Recorded in Miami at Rat Bastard's Laundry Room Studio. KRAMER plays bass and keys. Many of the lyrics are directly out of two of Jean Smith's unpublished novels. Jean Smith is represented by the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency.
The Listener graphic novel by David Lester (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2011).
YouTube Playlist of Mecca Normal's recorded songs.
Unreleased, live songs, and interviews on BandCamp.com
"Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed." -- Douglas Wolk
is a major writer of our generation." -- Ronnie Pontiac, senior editor at Newtopia Magazine
David Lester and Jean Smith's ongoing collaboration on Magnet Magazine -- free Mecca Normal download every week.
"An unbending advocate of thoughtful indie culture for two decades now, the Vancouver guitar-and-voice twosome doesn't just make demanding music, they also make books, paintings, photos, cartoons, among other things." -- San Francisco Chronicle
Read the four star Rolling Stone
Classroom Events: How Art & Music Can Change the World
Notes, tour diary entries and reviews --
1985 - 1995
1996 - 2006
2007 - 2017
LECTURE REVIEWS, ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS
All Content © 2000 - 2013 Lester/Smith unless otherwise noted.
7" on K Records
Mecca Normal - Frozen Rain at the Fast Forward Festival, 1994, Holland.
Mecca Normal CDs, books, posters, t-shirts and art on BuyOlympia.com.
The Listener is distributed in Canada through
LitDistCo, in the USA through AK Press, and in the UK through Global Book Marketing.
The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism by David Lester -- the revised, second printing is in stock at buyolypia.com. Available in Canada from Arbeiter Ring and in the US from AK Press.
Black Dot Museum of Political Art -- features David Lester's Inspired Agitators poster series including "Malachi" about war protester Malachi Ritscher.
PAINTINGS: David Lester
PAINTINGS: Jean Smith $100 USD paintings currently available
David Lester 2012
Jean Smith 2013