December 7 street date. Mekons 77 present: “It Is Twice Blessed” - a brand new LP written and performed by the original 1977 line up of The Mekons. 12 TRACKS of new and original material. Available on CD, and ltd. LP (pressed in the UK, by the band, on heavyweight vinyl. The Mekons are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands. While the collective has experienced numerous line-up changes, in summer 2017 the original six band members celebrated their 40th anniversary in the English countryside by woodshedding some new songs. With minimal fanfare the results have been issued under the Mekons 77 moniker, the group going so far as to set up a separate website to draw a distinction between the groups legacy and the current Mekons lineup.