So Monster Museum submitted their E.P. for me to listen to (which is totally something you all should do, those of you in bands) and I am ever so thankful to them for it! I love it when bands interact, it’s just a good time. Anyway, on to the E.P.
Monster Museum has been around for a few years now and has a few releases under their belt. “Safety Dances” is the only one I’ve heard so far and it is a fun album. Bits of it remind you of early punk all the way to shoegazy-type tunes. The first track “I’m Buried” is perhaps my favorite, feels like it was recorded in a large room, which I dig; it has a certain thinness to it, the guitars are on the trebley side, drums are expansive and it’s just good. Here’s where I have to be honest, the rest of the album just doesn’t hit me the same as that opening track; not because I think every song should be a hit, I just love that sound. In the middle of the album, kind of a gem in my eyes, is the song “The Hood Song.” This is where the shoegazy aspect comes in. This track is just an odd, spaced out number with lazy vocals and is just gooey and wonderful. All in all I dig it, and I’ll be checking out their past releases too.
You can check out Monster Museum’s latest release “Safety Dances” on Bandcamp.
Sound Quality: (4.5 / 5) Track Layout: (4 / 5) Musicianship: (3.5 / 5) Artwork: (4 / 5) Lyrics: (4 / 5) Average: (4 / 5)