Track Premiere: Shadow Monster – ‘Temporary Love’

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Photo Cred – Matthew James

Shadow Monster have been kicking around the Brooklyn DIY scene for a while now, and on 10/11 they’ll be releasing their second album, Punching Bag, via Dadstache Records. The duo of vocalist/guitarist Gillian Visco and drummer John Swanson play a garagey flavor of moody grunge that dips and dives between eerie slow-burners and bombastic pop crushers. The record’s second single “Temporary Love,” which we’re premiering below, falls into the latter category.

Over a Third Eye Blind-esque groove, the guitars switch between rattly acoustic strums and dirty blasts of crunchy distortion, as Visco sings with a melancholy rasp about “watching someone you love love somebody else.” It’s a total jumper of a track and Swanson adds some terrific, rolling fills into the final breakdown that translate the head-spinning subject matter into music. Fans of Dude York, Weakened Friends, and Hole will enjoy.

Stream it below:

Punching Bag is out 10/11 via Dadstache Records. Pre-orders for cassettes are available here.

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