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Rare Monk "Death By Proxy"

At first listen, Portland-based quintet Rare Monk”s superb “Death By Proxy,” the title track of their forthcoming debut,sounds like the standard indie rock jam, with fuzzy guitars , bombastic drums and dangerously hooky melodies. But the group pulls an aural okie doke. Just as your ears settle

into the track, trippy synthesizers start zipping in and out of mix, and the music takes a quick trip into psychedelia, complete with warbled distortion, before zipping back into giddy overdrive. The whole thing is not quite rock, not quite electronic or pop, but insanely addictive to listen to. Death By Proxy is slated to come out February 22. Listen to the song HERE.

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