Let’s get this week started in the right direction with some new garage rock coolness from my friends at Hidden Volume Records. This LP is coming out May 19th so my advice would be to follow that link below and head to Hidden Volume Records to pre-order your copy.
Hidden Volume Records presents The Hall Monitors, “Up To No Good” album. This long-awaited full length from these DC garage legends includes 14 sizzling cuts running the gamut from gut-bucket shouts to R&B rave ups and beyond. A well-regarded, high-energy live act some have deemed “bravado-infused R&B and snarling punk,” the band pays equal tributes to Chuck Berry, Chess Records, Johnny Thunders and any number of damaged iconoclasts from the American rock n’ roll graveyard. “Girls” is a primitive Stax-like plea, “She’s My Methadone” is hand-clapping bandstand pop and “Lord I’m a Sinner” is electric blues by way of CBGBs. It’s fun and you can dance to it. That’s all you need.