“Brother of Monday,” the eponymous debut album from the Newark, Delaware-based band, hit the shelves on July 21, 2023. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists such as R.E.M., Big Star, Superdrag, The Replacements, Robyn Hitchcock, Pavement, Snail Mail, and Guided By Voices, the band has crafted a unique, captivating, and unforgettable sound.
The album is a powerful blend of grunge pop, infused with soul and grit that leaves a lasting impression. Its psychedelic undertones create a mesmerizing soundscape that lingers in your mind long after the music has stopped. The lo-fi production adds an extra layer of rawness and authenticity, making the album even more memorable.
One standout track, “Look It In,” showcases the band’s artistic brilliance with its beautifully weird, wild, and wonderful lyrics. Like the rest of the album, this song is a testament to the band’s ability to create innovative and engaging music. The overall sound of the album is undoubtedly its main focus, as it seamlessly weaves together various influences to create a sonic experience that is truly one of a kind.
Look it in / There’s a diamond buried in your mind / It’s a win / When the sound comes screaming from your sacred shrine / Drop the pin / I do not have you in my sight / Look it in / The world will know it when you shine
/ You’ve got a role, I want to know what’s inside of you / I know the toll there is a goal that is right for you / You’ve got a soul that’s gonna glow /
Look it in / If you’re old then I’m a mummy on the run / It’s a sin / To sit crying when it’s won /
/ The chosen creeps fall to their knees at the site of you / They play the game it’s all the same putting tongue to shoe / Jump from the pie, you should not hide something inside
The album’s tracklist includes:
1. Bro Out
2. Ken Tremendous
3. Stacking Apples
4. Look It In
5. Tomb of Falcons
7. Wickedy Splits
8. The Festival of Booths
9. Code Zero Imagination
10. Uncle Sprout
All music and lyrics by Brother of Monday. ©Hopedeedoodah Music. Produced by Songbird O’Reilly. Artwork by Lauren Bothum
Album released by Wilbur & Moore Records