An Interview With Monster House
A brand new premier from Monster House gives us a fresh bout of indie-rock with fuzztone guitars and a killer swagger that just feels cool.
"Migraine" has that 90's radio rock feel that takes the best parts of bands like early Weezer and The Strokes and sprinkles on some added fun in the form of colorful character, endless energy, and lots of feedback.
The track explodes into its massive chorus with open arms and you can feel the jump up and down rhythm kicking in as the drums bounce and the vocals belt.
This single is incredibly vibrant and feels almost like an anthemic love letter to the genre and the sound is nailed so well that it actually gives you the warm and fuzzy feeling.
These guys have a ton of fun doing their thing and it's super obvious from this release that they absolutely love what they do as it bleeds through onto the track.
Monster House is a great time to be had and with such a banger of a release, we wanted to sit down with the band to talk shop.
So we did just that.
TSWS: Okay so let's start with "Migraine". This track has a touch of 90's rock influence to it and really boasts a ton of energy. Where did this track come from?
Joe: Just a four note progression we jammed on for a couple months
TSWS: I'm hearing all kinds of alternative rock styles on this track. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Hunter: Huey Lewis and the news and rage against the machine
Joe: lot of pixies I don't know why
Ethan: peach pit
TSWS: What kind of advice would you give to up and coming bands trying to get heard?
Hunter: do what we're doin
Joe: just take the step man
TSWS: What are you guys doing when you're NOT working on music?
Ethan: poppin xans and watching Disney movies
Hunter: the incredibles on mushrooms really make you think about how big mr incredible is
Joe: we vibe don't stress don't worry about it
TSWS: What sort of things inspire you to write?
Joe: copious amounts of alcohol and sunny days in my bed
Hunter: getting laid/not getting laid
TSWS: How do you write your songs? Is it lyrics first? or Melodies? How does it work for you?
Joe: we usually just jam out and lyrics come later. Or in the spur of the moment it depends
Ethan: I wrote all my songs five years ago
Hunter: the funk comes to me and it speaks the words of the groove master and I listen
TSWS: Will you be putting any focus on live performance in the near future?
Ethan: hell yeah (as soon as it's safe)
Hunter: that's part of the inspiration of doing this at all for me, having people enjoy what we play no matter if it's popular answer Joe: big things planned once it's safe
TSWS: What IS next for you as a band?
Joe: the world sky high monster house nahmsayin
Hunter: we have an ep coming out soon we're excited about
Ethan: look out for the ep
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Ethan: we fuckin love all of you thanks so much for the support
Hunter: thank you so much for listening to our shit
Joe: much love and appreciation