Tik Tok Laboratories is a loose collection of hot brigands and cold women who have developed a highly holy method for breaking down old things to make them sound new, or alternatively vice versa. Forged in the cracked metropole of Berlin, Germany, our Laboratory has for years scoured the pits and peaks of tupperware-culture with unpopular music, and we are proud to offer the issue of our research and labor, crude and blind as it is.
Behold! a brand new anachronism celebrating a sudden demise! Come, see the future band that is no longer possible! We are a meat grinder, the small man gaping at the billboard, the narrow-eyed wife at the kitchen table, the numbed voice of our raw materials. What is alive in what is dead?, or alternatively vice versa; we are not musicians, we are living mechanics.
A four to seven piece band on four tours across the United States and through Europe: banjo, accordion, piano (grand and upright), bass, horn, clarinet, megaphone, percussion. As organo-mechanics everything must be contaminated: our CDs and live show have drawn the descriptions "Junk-Cabaret," " Redneck-Klezmer," and " My F***ing Acid Dream". Our drummer plays standing up or not at all; the accordionist studied classical music at the University of Seville in Spain. The other two are landlords and tax collectors. You can find us near the Coney Island System Weiner stand on Smith Street.