Saturday, August 15, 2015

You Should Be Listening To Titus Monk, Out Now On Strangetown Records

The new one from Titus Monk, out now via Strangetown Records, is like the greatest soundtrack to the greatest exploitation film you've only read about but haven't seen. The exemplary "Carl Weathers" buzzes with menace and bits of theremim. Sounding a lot like the under-score for a 1970's cop show, the cut is a winner.

On stuff like "Whatever Mulatu Said", things get a bit percussive and bear a slight trace of the influence of a track like "Northern Lites" from Strangetown head honcho Cian Ciaran's old band, Super Furry Animals. And on the fantastically-titled closer "The Man with Fire on His Face", Titus Monk adds some vocals to the mix and things get a bit closer to The Beta Band but with a more funky underpinning.

...Introducing by Titus Monk is out now via Strangetown Records.