The Monocles - Out of Your Mind
Label: Loose Recs
The Monocles tap into punk circa 1977 or so. Their songs consist of a single driving layer of frenetic energy, each of the three musicians moving in a single and deliberate direction at the same quick pace. Hey, it worked for the Adverts, right? And it works for the Monocles too, 30 plus years later. While none of the songs on Out of Your Mind blaze a new trail in punk rock, each effectively conveys the dissatisfied state of disaffected youth for which punk has long been known. And it's fun to boot!
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