Album Review: Up To No Good by The Hall Monitors
Review by Joseph Timmons: IndiePulse Music Magazine
Album Available at Hidden Volume Records
Imagine if you will, a buddy offers you $5.00 to ride a wagon full of TNT down a 45 Degree Hill full of rocks and potholes into a Burning Barn… what would you say –“ Here, Hold My Beer”…
That is nothing compared to the rush and excitement you would get from listening to Up To No Good by The Hall Monitors, awesome “Garage Rock” with a 50’s / 60’s Rock & Roll feel, The Hall Monitors have really topped themselves in this production.
Hidden Volume Records presents The Hall Monitors, “Up To No Good” album. This long-awaited full length from these DC garage legends includes 14 sizzling cuts running the gamut from gut-bucket shouts to R&B rave ups and beyond. A well-regarded, high-energy live act some have deemed “bravado-infused R&B and snarling punk,” the band pays equal tributes to Chuck Berry, Chess Records, Johnny Thunders and any number of damaged iconoclasts from the American rock n’ roll graveyard. “Girls” is a primitive Stax-like plea, “She’s My Methadone” is hand-clapping bandstand pop and “Lord I’m a Sinner” is electric blues by way of CBGBs. Its fun and you can dance to it. That’s all you need.
On August 3rd, 2017 Hi-Vo Records is bringing you a part-ay with The Hall Monitors as we celebrate the release of “Up To No Good”! DJ, Bands and special guests to be announced! And yep, it’s a FREE show at Hill Country BBQ in DC, this is not just an album release party, but will be the biggest bash ever of this summer.
Hidden Volume Records is an indie label known for bringing to the public some of the best indie and yet to be known bands that have stunning value in both performance and excitement. If you get the opps, check out this album, as well as the entire Hi-Vo list of near-do-wells. But, you have to move fast, these as well as all of the records are limited runs, once out of stock, they drift into music history, own it today, or find that friend and grab the $5.00 and the wagon fast.