Review of We Are Monroe EP

Review of We Are Monroe EP

We are Monroe is a Montreal based band known for their upbeat performances. The band was formed in the summer of 2010, with lead vocalist joining the band in 2011. We are Monroe has continued to develop their sound and refuse to take part in musical trends.

On January 14, 2013 the band released their self titled EP. I have been given the opportunity to review it.

The EP starts strong with “Give Me Some”, an energetic, passion filled track. The vocals, done by Pat Gomes are powerful and pulls the song together.

Next is “Modern Day Gentlemen” and this is probably my favorite on the EP, as the lyrics seem to tell a story, and the band gives a completely different sound on this track. The beat is mesmerizing, but still packs that energy I spoke of before.

“Old Orchard” is the third track, within the first few seconds of the song, you hear the intense power that you are about to be immersed into. If you are a fan of post-punk, you should give We Are Monroe a listen.

The final song gives you yet another side of the band. “Tear Yourself Apart” has a lighter feeling, featuring a softer vocal tone, but make no mistake, the song does not lack power or energy, as you get into the chorus, you hear those unmistakable high intensity vocals that will no doubt continue to captivate you through the entire EP.

I look forward to hearing more from We Are Monroe, and recommend you go here and buy the EP:
http://wearemonroe.bandcamp.com/

-Jenna Melanson- Canadian Beats

I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started with Hedley. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.
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