Steal This Track: Monroe Monroe & Sid Pink’s “The Yellow Machine” - Reverb

Steal This Track: Monroe Monroe and Sid Pink’s “The Yellow Machine”

Monroe Monroe debut “Interiors,” a new EP, at Hi-Dive on Dec. 8. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Reynolds.

Put on your robber masks! This week we’ve got anthemic rock from Monroe Monroe and a track from Sid Pink’s rockeretta “The Yellow Machine.”

Monroe Monroe’s sound is massive. If you were to see this band in any of Denver’s smaller venues, you would feel smothered, as if the band had filled a water balloon the size of Mile High from the stage. In an overused word, it’s “anthemic.” Bombastic guitars wash over driving beats as lead singer and guitarist Frank “Moonbeam” Abbetacola’s voice soars. Sure, even a casual listener can draw easy comparisons to a host of bands, but Monroe Monroe is not a mere copycat, and this is a sound with staying power. The songwriting is solid, and the delivery, both live and on record, is heartfelt and XXXL.

The band will debut its fourth EP, “Interiors,” on December 8 at Hi-Dive. This release features the latest line-up with James Morrison (Young Cities) on bass and brothers Andrew and Danny Aranow (The Microdots) on drums and guitars, respectively. Here, steal a sneak peek with “The Salesman.” It’s guaranteed to fill your head-space all morning, or your money back. Which is none, so…

 

Sid Pink will perform his rockeretta “The Yellow Machine” on Nov. 23 at Gothic Theatre. Photo courtesy of artist.

Denver filmmaker, event emcee, musician, personality, etc. Sid Pink has recorded a concept album born out of heartbreak called “The Yellow Machine.” The album, produced by Kyle Jones, who has also worked with The Flobots, is a piece of work in itself, but on Nov. 23, Pink will stage it at the Gothic Theatre with his band, American F*ck Tape. He’s calling it a “rockeretta.”

If we sound flippant, it’s not out of disrespect. This is truly a show worth seeing: Imagine “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” meets KISS or Alice Cooper. But we know despite the heartbreaking inspiration for this album, the show is going to be entertaining as all hell, even funny. This will be the only time he performs the show and expect giant set pieces, special effects, and video productions. A. Tom Collins will open, and tickets are $10. Here, we offer “(Now It’s Your Turn to Be) Out of My Mind” from the album. Enjoy.

 

 

Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration.

Josh Johnson is a Denver freelance writer and a new contributor to Reverb. He is also a co-host/co-producer of the Denver podcast Denver Diatribe. His day job is at Geeks Who Drink. Seriously.