Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monotonix - Where Were You When It Happened?


(Request)

Montonix's Drag City debut Body Language was a solid release, but a poor representation of the energy of their live show. The EP vanished from my personal playlist almost immediately after seeing them live the first time. Listening to Where Were You When It Happened? is a far more enjoyable experience and confirms that this band is legit and not just a sweaty, hairy, and sexual live spectacle. It's the same riff-heavy sound you would expect from them, but recorded at a much more appropriate volume. The vocals accompany the grooves quite nicely, keeping them fresh and somewhat progressive throughout. There are a few tracks on the record that I can already imagine myself skipping over on my ipod in anticipation for the incredibly badass moments on other tracks, but the last 60 seconds of "As Noise" are perfection for my ears. They finally have recorded material that sounds like the uncaged animals they are. I'm a huge fan of the rock-out-with-your-hairy-cock-out cover as well, and I am incredibly excited to hold a 12" x 12" version of it.

- Dan

Download Where Were You When It Happened?

18 comments:

Dudeski said...

thanks dude!

Dudeski said...

it seems track 4 is corrupt. is there anyway you could upload that track alone? thanks anyway....

billiam said...

best. live. band. evar.

Jens said...

This was fucking great, thanks.

Anonymous said...

HEY! CAN YOU GET THE NEW DO MAKE SAY THINK ALBUM??????

Kevin Kujawa said...

see them a second time, see what your opinion is then. more laden with schtick than tom jones.

ongakubaka said...

i've already seen them twice now. third time this october. apparently Kevin Kujawa is "that guy" in the crowd.

Do The Feedback said...

Could not be more fun to watch. Covering their SF show in a week!

Kevin Kujawa said...

sorry, love your blog, but you can only stick a microphone up your ass and pour water on the snare drum so many times before it becomes a little too planned. just not my thing.

ongakubaka said...

well Kevin, if you're aware of any bands out there that do not do a variation of the same shit every show, please let us know because i certainly don't know of any.

Kevin Kujawa said...

no, i suppose i don't. i'd still rather see a band play songs at their shows instead of relying so heavily on antics. the new album sounds better than the stuff i remember them playing, maybe that's changed.

it was a simple comment, dude. wasn't trying to be negative to you or your site.

T. Garrett said...

"incredibly excited to hold the 12"x12" version of it"
That's what she said.

pasticpine said...

these guys are crazy, the drummer ended up crowd surfing.... with his set....while playing... :o

Anonymous said...

could you please upload again? thank you!!! :)

Anonymous said...

invalid file please again yes

Luke said...

Repost please! I've got this album on vinyl and would love to have a copy for me iPod.

Matt Gale said...

will this be reposted? hmmmm

cosmonautsaregone said...

Saw them a few weeks ago, it was the best live show I ever seen! Really.

You're doing a great job, dude!
Your place is a great source of inspiration for me and made my ears open for lots of things I didn't know. You may find some things to discover in my own blog. Cheers and keep the good work.

http://cosmonautsaregone.blogspot.com/