Sainthood Reps' debut album "Monoculture" is a work influenced by early 90ís post-hardcore and contemporary post-rock as well as other artistic avenues, with much of the lyrical content derived from historical perspective gathered via films and books rather than personal experience. Recorded in their native Long Island with producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Crime in Stereo, The Xcerts), the album achieves a balance between jagged, uneasy, sometimes harsh distortion and fuzz and a sound that feels equally ethereal, reflective and progressive. "Monoculture" is available in stores and online August 9th.
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4.5/5| Posted November 30, 2011
This album is really weird. But that's a good thing because it shows off the band's ecclectic style. It has elements of different kinds of rock music like grunge, indie, and punk. The songs jump around styles a lot. One song sounds like a Showbread song and the next song sounds like an unreleased song from Nirvana. The music is also the key focus in this album. There are lyrics, but hey really aren't all that important. It's mostly comprised of movie lines which makes the album lyrically not make much sense at all.
Sainthood Reps is unlike anything I've heard. The debut album is so dense with all kinds of styles of rock that it makes this one of the original releases this year.