Saturday, April 25, 2015

Monster Machismo - Aye Aye Porcupine [Math Rock]

Going back to the drawing board...
Someone once described Monster Machismo's sound as "an acid trip serenade from an angel with a throat infection" and "a schizophrenic masterpiece," and I'm inclined to agree that Monster Machismo is indeed both of these things, but please do not make the mistake that this band isn't good and that these are bad things. On the contrary, its these very things that make Monster Machismo a one-of-a-kind band that would be a shining beacon in the math rock world if they would release more material.

While the vocals may be hard to get into on a first listen because again, Dan Drake is like an angel with a throat infection, once you begin to get used to his rough, unwelcoming strains you begin to see he is quite the formidable vocalist with excellent power behind his tight strains. Backing him are a band with amazing technical skills such as complex , capable drumming and guitar work throwing out beautiful melodies and catchy hooks that find their way through the madness from time to time. Only five tracks and only 18 minutes in length, this is an EP with breathtaking performance and an essential in the math rock genre.

You can stream, download, or buy Aye Aye Porcupine here. If you like what you hear, consider supporting Monster Machismo by throwing a few coins their way. You can also share this album with your friends, because they will totally dig that album cover. Just remember, a little support and a little word of mouth goes a long way! <3

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