Friday, 18 July 2014

Los Monjo - La Vida Que Todos Envidian LP

Catchy Eskorbutan punk from a bunch of Mexican brothers (and a cousin) out on Discos MMM and Trabuc Records. Los Monjo are all about getting dug into you with those thick melodic basslines up front, cymbal rattles and guitar swishing away in the back, so low in songs like Herederos De Miseria as to sometimes feel like gentle crackling echoes. The vocals are sharp and mean, drawling, shouting, never mellow but never losing their biting clarity. Al Filo De Una Era chops through a mid-tempo Adolescents kinda groove, the catchy bass and perfect retreat, crouch and pounce dynamics of Adolescents' finest moments is all over this record. Rock Basura snatches one of those soulworm simple guitar lines and rides through on a courageous chug. La Vida Que Todos Envidian is eight new punk anthems to dance and nod to. These songs hit with the sweet tang of punk classics remembered, punk futures kicked into gear.

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