One thing I've done at Aimless Skylarking is to pass on any foreign language music. Maybe it has been a subconscious decision, but I'm going to say it's because I haven't heard anything that grabbed my ear like the Portuguese band Pega Monstro. They showed up in my inbox while I was away in the UK on vacation, and since I've been back, I've been obsessed with the band's 1st offering, 'Braço de Ferro'. Described as dream-punk, I'm not going to disagree; it's hard driving, melodic, and just plain fun. I want to bounce around, or drive fast, but I definitely want to sing along, if I could. Join me in another listen, stream it below.
Pega Monstro are sisters Júlia Reis (drums) and Maria Reis (guitar, keyboard). The duo’s name translates as ‘catch the monster’. They will release their new album, Alfarroba, via Upset The Rhythm on July 6th.
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