MONSIEURS, THE: Self-titled: LP

I can usually tell within about the first ten seconds of the first listen of a record if I’m going to be feeling it. This one grabbed me instantly, presenting a distorted guitar so far up the red in the mix that I knew it would be just right for me. The Monsieurs are a noisy, primitive garage rock’n’roll band consisting of an ex-member of Tunnel Of Love. Fans of the Gories or the Oblivians will likely dig this—the mix of unpredictable yet catchy garage punk, loud distorted everything, and lack of a bass player all contribute equally to really knock this release out of the park. Recommended. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Black Gladiator / Slovenly)