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MONROE MUSTANG Digitally Reissue First And Third Records

Somehow ahead of and behind the times all at once, Monroe Mustang’s debut album “Plain Sweeping Themes For The Unprepared”, has been reincarnated for the digital age by Jagjaguwar. One of the most underrated albums released by Austin’s Trance Syndicate/Emperor Jones recording conglomerate, the original home of the Mustang’s slo-fi sympathizers Bedhead and American Analog Set. Monroe Mustang uses home recordings to evoke a timeless brand of melodic songsmithery that’s as easy to imbibe then as it is now. The band that time forgot: Brian Barry, Taylor Holland, Christopher Linnen, Michael Linnen, and Jason Stout, share singing and songwriting duties while rotating instruments – both onstage and in their backyard studio. This is headphone music for aficionados of adventurous, woozy, classic rock and the space where pop veers toward the strange. An excellent antidote for hurting heads. Best administered when somnambulant sounds are most desired.

Also reissued is Monroe’s Iced-over and left for dead second release on Austin’s Trance Syndicate/Emperor Jones recording conglomerate. All five members, Brian Barry, Taylor Holland, Christopher Linnen, Michael Linnen, and Jason Stout, share singing and songwriting duties while rotating instruments — both onstage and in their home studio. Originally conceived as a concept album, each band member wrote, recorded, and produced their own song for this 5 song E.P. An odd collection that highlights the propensities of each of the Mustangs, veering from lo-fi-new-wave, to acoustic dirge, to sublime pop.

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Pink Mountaintops
Brighton, UK - Green Door Store

Small Black
Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House  w/ Washed Out

The Cave Singers
Vancouver, BC - Performance Works  w/ The Nautical Miles

The Cave Singers
Vancouver, BC - Fringe Festival

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Milano, Italy - Circolo Magnolia

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