“We can hang out here, but we can’t hang out too long because this conversation is going nowhere.” “The Conversation” is the newest single from Mono in Stereo, a punk rock outfit out of Rockford, IL playing heartland rock and roll, “melding the seemingly disparate influences of Bruce Springsteen, ’80s hardcore, alt country, and classic mid-western punk… sincere songwriting, no-nonsense tunes, and choruses that practically explode out of your earbuds. While in many ways similar to more recent bands like the Menzingers, Off With Their Heads and The Hold Steady, Mono In Stereo owes just as much to the mid-western legacy of Husker Du, The Replacements, Naked Raygun and Pegboy.”
Can’t Stop the Bleeding is the title of their newest EP being released on Rum Bar Records June 21 and promises “great songs with lyrics that speak to the human experience. Pop open a cold one, drop the needle, have a seat, and let these songs sink in. It’s going to be a fine summer. Everything is going to be alright. We just know it will.” You can pre-order those tracks on vinyl/CD/digital here.
Dying Scene is proud to host the exclusive music video premiere of “The Conversation” today, below. It’s a mono-chromatic rendition played on a semi-hollow body guitar and crosses bridges and empty rooms . It’s streaming straight from the Midwest so crack open a cold one and drop the needle, young scenesters. If you’ve ever had the “sneaking suspicion that you’re screaming at a wall” then this one’s for you.