Friday, June 5, 2015

Pega Monstro - "Braço de Ferro"

Formed by sisters Júlia Reis and Maria Reis, Pega Monstro started their own label, Cafetra Records, to release some of Portugal's burgeoning punk movement in 2010. The pair also formed Pega Monstro, as garage punk duo. For their 2nd album, Alfarroba, the pair decided to sign with Upset the Rhythm. The first single off Alfarroba is "Braço de Ferro," in all it's catchy, noisy glory. It's pure poppy garage punk perfection. It features a fuzzy, droned out guitar and lyrics so infectious you'll catch yourself singing it even if you've never spoken a word of Portuguese. It's fast, and fun, and noise, a perfect mixture of bands like Ex Hex and anything Jack White works on.

Alfarroba is due out on July 6 on Upset the Rhythm. You can listen to the first single, "Braço de Ferro," below. For more information on Pega Monstro, check out their Bandcamp. You can also preorder the upcoming album here.

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