MONSTRUOBOT-Buenos Tiempos EP

monstruobot buenos ep MONSTRUOBOT Buenos Tiempos EP

I totally see why Canary Islanders Monstruobot list their influences as Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, and DEVO — their Buenos Tiempos EP is a pretty straightforward homage to retro post-punk. I think the most interesting thing about them is that, duh, it’s all in Spanish! Which helps make sense of the pop-derived song structures and lyrics, which are heavy to (don’t hate me) Mana-style vocal emotion and traditional verse-chorus-verse writing. It’s an interesting mashup overall. ‘Todo lo que tienes’ will give you a good idea of the dark-megapop genre they’re trying to forge.

Article by Kelly Schrimann

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