Monkey Power Trio, The / Almost Clear
Album: Almost Clear   Collection:General 7"
Artist:Monkey Power Trio, The   Added:Aug 2003
Label:Pochahontas Swamp Machine Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-11-03

Recent Airplay
1. May 05, 2012: Catharsis: featuring Monkey Power Trio
Almost Clear
2. Nov 16, 2003: rust belt
I Love My Life

Album Review
Kareem Ghanem
Reviewed 2003-09-30

Five goofy sons of bitches who turn out a very solid 7”. The story behind the band is that they meet once a year for one day to record songs and then quickly release those songs. This is their eighth release I believe.

1 Slow intro with a slacker-y Pavement slant that gives way to a pre-“Pet Sounds” Beach Boys / Monkeys super upbeat piece of pop delight. Great song.
2 Slow, melancholy feel that reminds me in some way of Velvet Underground’s “Heroin.” This is much rougher and funnier. Just as terrific as A1.

Songs 1 and 2 blend into one another and are much more abstract and experimental than the A side. Starts out slow, ethereal, hazy and finishes off in a frantic, but controlled electric guitar and keyboard.

Track Listing
1. I Love My Life   3. Almost Clear
2. Mike Smith Is Evil   4. Systematic Problem