steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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info opinion

Red Monroe

self-titled cdep


Genre: indie rock

May 2007

from dallas comes red monroe, an above average modern indie rock band who play with passion and a healthy use of keyboards. at first i wasn't sure, but they've got a really slick and nice sound. there's a very big and vast feel behind the music - a song like "carolina cigarette" charges ahead with a nice momentum. kind of reminds me of the firebird band's drive ep. "i don't know him but he's an innocent man" has tinges of dream rock and a really nice guitar hook. red monroe aren't rewriting any books here but this has melody and style in spades, and that's something i can respect.

red monroe's myspace


youuuuuuuutube!: "carolina cigarette" and one more live

coxwell balaban

[Vitals: 8 tracks, distributed by Good Records, released 2006]