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Mon Frere: Real VampiresReal Vampires (2005)
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If weepy female vocals just don't do it for you all the time, you are in a small amount of luck because of the existence of little-known band Mon Frere. While their genre is listed as "powerhouse electro dance rock," they present something even more confusing to a first time listener than a four-wor.
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If weepy female vocals just don't do it for you all the time, you are in a small amount of luck because of the existence of little-known band Mon Frere. While their genre is listed as "powerhouse electro dance rock," they present something even more confusing to a first time listener than a four-word genre.

Mon Frere's EP Real Vampires (no, not the same vampires My Chemical Romance drink 40's with on the weekend) is five songs of trippy, dance-inducing music cluttered with even the occasional powerful guitar lick for those who planned to stop reading after they heard "dance-inducing music." Vocalist Nouela Johnston isn't singing about boys in tight pants or the most recent Bright Eyes release, either. On the contrary, she touches subjects from "ninjas to strange mathematics." The EP's first track "R.V.D.G.S. (Fighting Mad)" will make you clap, while second track "Up Circle" consists of synths in the likes of Mates Of State and a beat fans of the Faint could surely appreciate.

Real Vampires is a blur of jazzy rhythms, unique vocals and the kind of lyrics that would please even the geekiest of listener: And in my eyes, that's pretty impressive.

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R.V.D.G.S. (Fighting Mad)

 

 
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Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

Yeah, I'm asking for the lyrics, but I just saw the other Anon person, that asshole isn't me. Just to clarify

Anonymous (November 22, 2005)

where the hell can i find the lyrics?

crazytoledo (July 28, 2005)

The only thing I dont like about your reviews are they are way to short.

And Startign Line 4 stars was a bad move.

Sally_Field (July 28, 2005)

Wow anonymous posters, you're sure growing balls.

etwiels88 (July 28, 2005)

I liked the songs they had up on purevolume. I think I'll spin this album a few times.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

Wow Sally, you're sure earning your "Staff" tag.

piratasmuertas (July 26, 2005)

The band is okay. I am having a hard time believing they published this review... so the score is for that.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

Sally Field's reviews are rather uninspiring.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

What a terrible fuck review, worse than the shit Jesse writes and that shit's awful...

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

"but if it's translated in ENglish it is pathetic of a name..."

You shot who in the what now?

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

In French its better, but if it's translated in ENglish it is pathetic of a name. Nothin special about it.

istapledmyfoot (July 26, 2005)

What's wrong with Mon Frere as a name? I like my brother.

lou (July 26, 2005)

goddamn, all this talk of band names and vampires makes me think something about vampires and sluts and nothing else

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

Honestly, thats a stupid name.

If you don't know what 'Mon Frere' means, it's 'My Brother' in French.

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