Previously known as The Legendary Beep Beeps, Monroe Monroe takes over where the Beeps left off. Formed in June 2010 with two new members, Monroe Monroe is similar enough to the Beeps that fans should easily embrace them. The guys in Monroe Monroe artfully construct a wall of sound that could probably fill a stadium if given the opportunity. With influences like Interpol, The Doves, and U2, their music is mellow yet fast, melodically guitar-driven, and somewhat moody with an eighties' vibe that is reminiscent of Euro-Rock groups, such as The Cure. Monroe Monroe has been busy recording their new EP at the famous Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins (look for it to be released this Fall). They have shared some of their new songs such as "sei il peso nel mio cuore," which is filled with guitar and vocal layers that continuously build and resolve on top of each other, and an energetic and steady drum rhythm that remains engaging until the last vocals taper off. Next is "A Great Field of Snow," a warm song filled with major chords and an anthem feel, and "Bedpost," which is urgent and bass-filled. Luckily, with several shows already scheduled throughout Denver, you won't have to wait for the EP to see what they've got up their talented sleeves. Monroe Monroe is Frank Abbatecola (guitar and vocals), Michael Cramer (bass), and Matt Morse (drums and loops). Alli
"You've heard this sound before. It's nothing new or even particularly novel. At least it won't strike you as such, particularly if you own the first three U2 albums. Just the same, by god, does it sound absolutely fanfreakingtastic! These dudes just completely smash it on this cut! It's a little ditty called "Squeeze," and it's from an outfit led by Frank Abbatecola called Monroe Monroe, rechristened from its previous moniker, the Legendary Beep Beeps. The track, recorded at the Blasting Room earlier this week, is literally still hot to the touch, and holy hell if it didn't completely stop traffic for me this morning. I'm waiting for everyone in the office here to start banging on the walls. It's only a matter of time --- not only have I been playing the tune non-stop all morning, but I've got this bugger just cranked. Listen for yourself." Dave Herrera,
If you’ve been hanging around the Northern Colorado rock scene for the past year or so, odds are you’ve heard about a band who has been taking venues by storm and amassing a generous buzz with the locals. With their innovative songwriting, unique instrumentation, and unforgettable live show, the cello-driven rock band Post Paradise is a fairly unmistakable outfit.
Rather than the stereotypical cello lines heard in the background of a ballad, or simply accompanying an acoustic track, Post Paradise features the cello in a central role, often as the lead instrument. This was a move that has been catching attention and will keep bringing their music to fresh ears as their buzz continues to grow.