Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Album Review: Fugatives Of Pleasure And Pasajeros by Monte Negro

Monte Negro is a band whose sound is as diverse and cross cultural as the band members themselves. Having already successfully fusing rock, reggae and Latin together previously, the band stuck with the same winning formula in terms of sound. While many follow up efforts from great bands fall short, Fugitives Of Pleasure and Pasajeros by Monte Negro, picks up where I expected them to. After an impressive full length debut album, 2008’s Cicatrix, I feared a drop off in quality with their next release. It happens to too many good bands. They will try to go in a different direction in fear of being typecast or not being labeled as “artists”, often leading an album receiving harsh critical dissatisfaction. Fear not Monte Negro fans. Fugitives Of Pleasures and Pasajeros does not disappoint.

Click here to read the full review on Austin Vida and see the first video off the new EP

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