Recognize the photo above? It's of the band Sauna Youth who I featured in early March when they released the energetic 'Transmitters'. Great song, go listen, I liked it so much, I ordered it in vinyl. Shipping to the States was reasonable too, £5 to be exact. Now, what if I told you Sauna Youth had a sister band, Monotony? But, Monotony is also Sauna Youth. Yes, the same 4 musicians performing as another band. Not confusing at all, is it?
After watching a few videos of the band(s), it appears they've moved the lineup around a bit, so there is some distinction between the two bands. I guess, what would blow my mind, is if Monotony covered Sauna Youth. Would it be Monotony? Or Sauna Youth? And how do they determine which band is the "support" act? Important questions.
Anyway, enough of my poor attempt at humor; leading up to Sauna Youth's album release, they've teamed up with none other than Monotony for a 7" split due out May 11th. Sauna Youth is offering the aforementioned 'Transmitters', and Monotony will supply two new tracks -- ‘Human Troll’ and ‘Luxury Flats'. Stream 'Luxury Flats' below, it's my Song of the Day!
Both bands consist of Richard Phoenix, Lindsay Corstorphine, Jen Calleja and Christopher Murphy.
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