Above is the audio for the new E.P. from Thee Mistakes, a duo described on their Bandcamp page as “experimental Afropunk femme post-punk.” Below is the group’s manifesto. – The Editors
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Thee Mistakes was an accident. It did not slip from our tongues fraught with meaning or even mystery; not at first. Much like the systems under which we all live, it was a small idea at first, a placeholder for something better that was yet to come. And like those systems, it stuck. It caught on; we ran with it.
Upon some reflection, though, it came to represent a certain truth. It had felt right because our existence, our collaboration, and the fruits of our discourse highlighted that there were errors, in the system, in our art, our lives, and that we, somehow, had begun to address them.
The systematic exclusion of our mothers, sisters, voices, from the icons of the ancient world to the struggle for civil rights, from suffrage and riot grrrl and feminism to the ongoing struggle for justice. Most of all, the backdrop of silence against which that exclusion occurred. This exclusion was no accident, and its repercussions are felt still, in the way we string together words, an aesthetic, a way of being in a world that would prefer we not. The silence, the glue that held our subjugation upright. Accidents, hardly, but rather a poor choice perpetuated throughout time.
Indeed, Mistakes were made. We are here to correct them.
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