The Monoxides - Let Her Know (Superbob Records): This Moncton rock band made a splash in the late '90s before taking a break from recording for the past 23 years. That hiatus is now over, for they delivered this new single yesterday (June 28), and are planning to release a full-length album in 2024.
That is good news for those of us with fond memories of their high-energy shows and tasty slabs of hook-filled guitar-driven rock 'n roll that drew inspiration from the likes of Cheap Trick and Kiss. In a press release, guitarist-vocalist Steve Hickox explains that "We’re thrilled to finally be releasing new music. It’s been a long time coming, but thankfully with all the live shows we’ve been playing over the past two decades, the chemistry between us has never gone away. We really feel like we’re picking up right where we left off 23 years ago, and we hope our fans and friends feel that way too when they hear the new tunes.”
The self-produced Let Her Know is as tight as you'd expect from a band that has played together for three decades, and the catchy chorus should go down a treat on rock radio.
In addition to this new song, Toronto-based Record Record Label, an offshoot of We Are Busy Bodies, is reissuing The Monoxides' 1997 major-label release Galaxy of Stooges on vinyl on Aug. 25. That album's producer, Moe Berg (TPOH) states that recording Galaxy of Stooges was “one of the best experiences of my life. I still love the record, and I wish it had made The Monoxides world-famous rock superstars.” The vinyl reissue of Galaxy of Stooges is limited to 300 copies and is now available for pre-order from recordrecordlabel.com.
The Monoxides first rose to national prominence with the Out of the Marsh EP in 1995, followed by Galaxy of Stooges, which spawned the singles (Can't Get) Excited and Little Bitta Rosie and was accompanied by extensive touring.. Following the release of their last full-length effort, The Free Release of Energy (2000), the band took a lengthy break while still playing shows sporadically.
On July 1, they play a Canada Day concert in Moncton alongside Sloan and Les Hay Babies, and they're at the Area 506 Fest in Saint John, NB, on Aug. 5.
Publicity: Ken Kelley, email@example.com