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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Track of the Day: Monotonix

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 12:43 PM

click to enlarge EILON PAZ
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Rock 'n' roll ain't rocket science. Take a simple demand ("Set me free"), add a simple beat, sear some smokin' guitar riffs between a singer's pained spoken-sung-wails, and repeat until you can feel the frontman working himself up into the nervous breakdown he keeps mentioning there in the lyrics.

Israeli rock 'n' rollers Montonix have a new record (their full-length debut, Where Were You When It Happened?) coming out soon, and their label, Drag City, is offering a fresh track to the Monotonix fan legions. It's called "Set Me Free," and like the everything else this trio engages in, the song is a straightforward head rush for those who dig the straightforward rock.

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