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Moneen - The Red Tree
I first confused Moneen with Maroon which is quite something different. And I think that I prefer Moneen instead. Well, I know I prefer Moneen instead. Nothing against Maroon when they rock pretty damn hard!
After three years of almost constantly touring, Moneen stayed at home for about half a year. They started writing new material which ended up in their latest album The Red Tree. With Brian McTernan (Snapcase, Thrice, Hot Water Music) as producer, the sound is just great. Their music reminds me a bit of Adair. I also reviewed this band some time ago. Both bands play some combination of alternative indie-rock. Moneen is way more melodic though. Their music is driven by a very powerful yet subtle energetic force. It’s pretty diverse and doesn’t seem to bore.
The Red Tree contains 11 songs which cover up only a short 45 minutes, which is not that much if you’d ask me. The titles of those songs are just the opposite of that. To give an example of the length of the titles, here is one: “The Frightening Reality Of The Fact That We Will All Have To Grown Up And Settle Down One Day” Another one is; “There Are A Million Reasons For Why This May Not Work…And Just One Good One For Why It Will”. With those kind of titles you’d expect something from the lyrics. As I got a promotional copy without a booklet I cannot tell. But keep an eye on the interview section on There is an interview coming up with Moneen including that question.
There’s not much more that I’d like to say about Moneen at the moment. One thing that I do want to say, if you’re into melodic-indie-emo and stuff like that, you should definitely check them out!
Love Maurits
Moneen - The Red Tree
71/1001Details Vagrant Records
Released on Monday Jun 5th, 2006
Emo / Indierock

Writer @Maurits on Thursday May 25th, 2006

Tags: #Moneen
Tracklisting 1. Don\'t Ever Tell Locke What He Can\'t Do (2:58)
2. If Tragedy\'s Appealing, Then Disaster\'s An Addiction(3:20)
3. Bleed And Blister (version 3) (3:27)
4. The Day No One Needed To Know (6:05)
5. This Is All Bigger Than Me (3:05)
6. The Frightening Reality Of The Fact That We Will All Have To Grow Up And Settle Down One Day (3:56)
7. The Politics Of Living And The Shame Of Dying (3:37)
8. The East Has Stolen What The West May Want (3:35)
9. Seasons Fade. . .fevers Rage. . .it\'s A Slow Decay (3:46)
10. There Are A Million Reasons For Why This May Not Work. . .and Just One Good One For Why It Will (5:39)
11. The Song I Swore To Never Sing (3:21)
Line up Kenny Bridges – vocals, guitar
Chris Hughes – vocals, guitar
Peter Krpan – drums
Erik Hughes - bass