Happy Pop Family
Two years ago Monomyth released their Mint Records debut, Saturnalia Regalia!. Now these east-coasters have returned with a new rhythm section and even more “mid-fi anthemic Bedroom Pop.”
Happy Pop Family is a melodic and concise collection of songs dealing with everything from searching for shirts to screen-print on “Re:lease Life,” to isolation on tracks like “Aloha.” Within their lyrics lies relatability as they sing of hometowns and past loves. Core members Josh Salter and Seamus Dalton pair their vocals with jangly guitars and relaxed rhythms to create a sound that would be fitting on hipster-laden American beaches. Providing rhythm for this album we have multi-instrumentalist Scott Grundy of Heaven For Real who previously played with Salter and Dalton while touring with Nap Eyes. Bass is played by Andrew Mazerolle. Together along with producer Mike Wright they tracked Happy Pop Family in February of 2015.
Taken together, Happy Pop Family is a delightfully introspective collection of songs reminiscent of Wavves or even Dinosaur Jr. as they blend fuzzed and jangly guitars with laid-back vocals. Monomyth’s self-described “Bedroom Pop” is simple and straightforward yet entirely entangling.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: MONOMYTH – HAPPY POP FAMILY