SONS OF CYRUS: Monkey Business: CD

Another Swedish band I’ve been waiting to hear and with no disappointment. Fun, driving rock’n’roll that makes you think they’re in Detroit rather than Stockholm. Mixes covers of the Stones, Little Richard, and The Isley Brothers with solid originals. Wait, maybe they’re a new incarnation of The Sonics? That’s fair. One of those discs you grab when you are getting on the freeway and say, “Look, I don’t want to think about it. I just want to get there and have a good time doing it.” This is all their singles and comp tracks, everything the band has recorded besides their two full-lengths.

 –mike (Dead Beat)