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The Flatliners Monumental EP

September 22 2010, 6:45 PM EDT Jason Schreurs


The Flatliners - Monumental EP

The Flatliners Monumental EP

The Flatliners - Monumental EP

Released: September 28, 2010 Fat Wreck Chords

This three-song EP takes its title from a standout track on the Flatliners’ latest album, Cavalcade. Cranking out precision melodic punk with a smidgen of ska for eight years now, this Toronto-area band are now showing the kind of progression that made Against Me! and Hot Water Music truly, ahem, monumental bands. In fact, Monumental’s two non-LP tracks, “Christ Punchers” and “Cut Your Teeth,” have a definite Chris Wollard feel to them, almost as if the screamier of the Hot Water Music dudes found himself filling in for Tom Gabel for a night. And if a HWM/Against Me! amalgamation gets you all hot and bothered (and it should), this new EP from the Flatliners is a must-have. Bonus points to these guys for writing a song about a massive drinking binge, and doing it with a completely straight face.

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