MONROES, THE: Drillin’ Daylight: 7” EP

As soon as I dropped the needle on this EP I felt like I was back in my college radio station’s library, frantically pouring through the stacks during my two-to-four overnight shift searching for bands that sounded like fIREHOSE, Uncle Tupelo, Hüsker Dü, Moving Targets, even Soul Asylum (before they rocketed downhill). Guess you could say the Monroes induced a flannel rock flashback. They would have fit in perfectly with those bands—fast and punchy, but melodic and twangy sometimes, too. A really good EP.

 –Mike Faloon (Speed! Nebraska)