words: Nina Braca
Mostly every music release in 2017 has been consistently heartbreaking and soul-crushing, in a way that we can all relate to since, let’s be honest, the world truly sucks right now. So, we take comfort in the fact that we can all sulk together, listening to music that really “gets it.” Monster Bad’s newest EP Spark Thrush takes this idea and runs with it, by creating the perfect album for the brisk fall nights, where things are dark, mysterious, and a little magical, which is the only way I can properly describe this EP.
The dreamy synths and echoey vocals create their own world that can help make you think that MAYBE things are going to be okay, at least for the five minutes and thirty-two seconds of “Providence i (Cicada Year),” my favorite song off the album. If you have a second to sit and think, or walk around in the cold, blackened November nights, be sure to have this EP on in the background.
The album is out this Friday via Funeral Sounds, and you can preorder now: https://monsterbad.bandcamp.com/