Some say Monster will soon be everyone's favorite L.A. band. It's not that we're skeptical (our best of 2005 lists perhaps justify that), it's just that we maybe not ready to give them away just yet. The band recently did an acoustic set at T's that further proved we need to hold on to them a bit longer. Yeah, their shows are a bit awkward and clumsy, but when Johnstone opens that mouth of hers it's over. "Charlatan" and "Sincere Blues" are great tunes that you'll need get into your portables asap. And be sure to watch the wonderful video for "Sincere Blues," directed by Cameron Mell.
Monster - "Sincere Blues" (MP3)
Monster - "Sincere Blues" video (MOV)
Monster - "Charlatan" (MP3)