NICOLAS JAAR comes back with his latest project in collaboration with guitarist Dave Harrington. After touring for two months together over the summer they laid down some unique material in the recording studio. Continue reading “Darkside – Darkside EP”
“Streetwise” is the brand new EP from the Not Not Fun label, where Amanda Brown of LA VAMPIRES enlists the help of Daniel Martin McCormick, better known here as ITAL. Continue reading “LA Vampires Goes Ital – Streetwise EP”
DIY is the key for the latest release from MONSTER RALLY. Coming from the Gold Robot label in Oakland, this is his first release since the “Coral” LP that came out at the beginning of the year. Continue reading “Monster Rally – Deep Sea 7″”
Here is something a bit out of the ordinary. The name of the band is Monster Rally, and they certainly have their own sound going for them. Instead of playing songs like everybody is used to hearing, Monster Rally create these abstract, hazy environments that could most easily be described as being background music for scenarios of all sorts. Whether it’s a busy, hot flea market mobbed with people from shoulder to shoulder, a lazy beach side Jamaican jam out, or just a breezy jazzy tune you can tap your foot along to, Monster Rally play a different form of music.
Probably the easiest way to describe their sound would be the “Soundtrack to your summer”, because that’s exactly what it is. Pretend you’re listening to the spaced-out, intergalactic journey of Flying Lotus’ “Los Angeles”, only this time you’re doing it on a tropical island somewhere, and it’s hot, sunny, and there’s not a chance in hell that summer is ever going to end. At least, as long as this EP is around. You shouldn’t wait any longer – head on over to their Bandcamp page to download this mysteriously awesome EP (for FREE!), so you too can be a part of the hazy, endlessly looping madness that is bound to play a role in your summer.
Shangri La –
Honey Moon –
Suns Hula –
My Rating: 7/10
Genre/ Tags: Pop, Abstract, Psychedelic
Monster Rally EP: Tracklist:
1.) The Wolf
2.) Maori Mai
3.) Shangri La
4.) Honey Moon
6.) Suns Hula