MOLOTONIC: Self-titled: CD

Here’s something genuinely different. It’s not really country, but the banjo fits in just right. There’s a saxophone in all the songs, which you wouldn’t think would fit in well at the hoe-down, but it actually fills out the songs perfectly. There’s male and female vocals that run the gamut from singing pretty to yelling angry. The drums sound like a freight train chugging up and racing down hills. And, when the songs get under your skin and you have to sing along, the lyrics are worth singing along to. I don’t know how to classify this or what buzzwords to use, and they really don’t sound like any bands I’ve heard, so the only frame of reference I can give is this: if you like This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb and Against Me, you’ll probably like Molotonic. I can’t stop listening to it.

 –sean (Molotonic)