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Sainthood Reps - Monoculture

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Posted: 09/05/2011 | Comments: 2 | Rate:

Long Island has forever been known to have a very eclectic music scene. Bands like Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Blue Oyster Cult to name a few have called this City Island home. And spawning from this breeding ground of diverse artistic genres and cultures comes Sainthood Reps.

Tooth And Nail (or more namely Brandon Ebel) always seems to be able to get amazing bands to sign on to one of his three labels; Tooth & Nail, BEC, and Solid State Records. Sainthood Reps are a very impressive addition. Boasting current touring guitarist for Brand New (Derrick Sherman) and Weed Hounds drummer (Francesco Montesanto), "Monoculture" is a throw back to the 90's alternative sound while keeping one foot securely placed in the more modern side of Indie rock.

Now through out a handful of the tracks, some will notice a blaring resemblence in both progression and feel reminiscent to "The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me/Deja Entendu" era of Brand New. Which I feel is a playful homage to the band more than a blatant rip-off of their sound. But playing guitar for such an amazing band is bound to rub off on anyone, right? "Monoculture" seems to sway from grungey dirty rock to more ambient indie giving the entire album a depressing yet beautiful feel.

I've listened to this album three times and I might just pop in for a fourth if only for the simple fact that each time I listen to it, I find something else about it I dig. I hope you do, too.

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nah im alright
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ive been meaning to check this out
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You should. :D

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