This five-song, 17-minute EP doesn't give much time for Sun of Monkey to make much of a statement, offering some basic songs heavy on snide vocals and garage-ish rock. It sometimes sounds like they'd like to come across as ominous and somewhat threatening guys, with references to the devil's brew, sleeping late, mistrust, the death of a 17-year-old with rotting teeth, and the like. But overall this is a little too flavored with poppy fun to make that kind of impression, and sounds a bit like a '60s garage band that just kept on playing through the four subsequent decades instead of getting real jobs. The '60s garage influence is heaviest on "On the Comets," complete with the kind of sour off-key bleating harmonica you'd find on many a vintage Texas garage rarity.
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