Okay, I might not be the wealthiest of fat guys, but I do get to listen to music all day long – every single day of my life. To me, life couldn’t get much better.
Over all genres of music, because I’ve not only been blessed with loving music so much, I’ve also been blessed with a love for a pile of different kinds of music, I listen to music roughly 6 hours a day by all genres of music. I hear a lot of music.
Not that it comes as any surprise, because all great bands have to come from somewhere, the one band that has impressed me the most in the last few years, comes from my own backyard, up here in the Great White North of Canada. Even with heavy rotation of classics such as Pink Floyd, Kyuss, Dead Kennedys, and Chuck Berry, it is still Ottawa’s Monobrow that have got me excited about music. Yes, the latest Uncle Acid album had me chomping at the bit, and songwriters like Ryan Adams and Slim
Cessna’s Auto Club have had me jumping up and down, but it’s the sheer notion that 3 mellow dudes from little sleepy Ottawa can bring this caliber of sound that has me salivating at the thought of new music. It’s a good thing they deliver. Without fail, Monobrow hits listeners over the head with their instrumental fuzz rock in rapid fashion. You can bet the day they release an album, they are at the rehearsal space working on new material they will unleash as soon as they can. These dudes never stop. That’s what it takes these days. It’s a true love of creating these tunes that keeps this trio pumping out releases at a furious pace.
Well, this week Monobrow release a 2-song EP titled A Handwritten Letter From The Moon, another uniquely-penned song title representative of their creative prowess. Moving studio time to Wolf Lake Studios, the sound of this recording is stunning, and the playing of Paul Slater, Sam Beydoun, and Brian Ahopelto is again incredible. If you enjoy anything by early Black Sabbath, heck anything by any of the 70s riff rock greats, then do yourself a
favor and get this EP. The second song on this recording, titled Dyatlov Station 3, is a true testament to their talent, as it is a recording of an unrehearsed jam session – the way most of their music comes together. You can feel, first-hand, the chemistry between these riff wizards. This rockandrolljunkie can’t get enough.
Most music released by Monobrow is available on vinyl, as well as digitally, but this EP is only being offered digitally, for now. The great part is you can pay what you want, so if you can’t take my word for it, you can try it for the right price for you. But, if I’ve ever lead you astray I apologize; I have never been more sure about anything when I say – these fucking guys can play, and play like monsters. Get some now – you’ll thank me later.