Up To No Good

by The Hall Monitors

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the DOUBLEMINT GREEN vinyl version of the record. Edition of 200. Includes: BONUS DIGITAL TRACKS and PDF of original sleeve art/photos!

    Hidden Volume Records presents The Hall Monitors, “Up To No Good” album. This long-awaited full length from these DC garage legends includes 14 sizzling cuts running the gamut from gut-bucket shouts to R&B rave ups and beyond. A well-regarded, high-energy live act some have deemed “bravado-infused R&B and snarling punk,” the band pays equal tributes to Chuck Berry, Chess Records, Johnny Thunders and any number of damaged iconoclasts from the American rock n’ roll graveyard. “Girls” is a primitive Stax-like plea, “She’s My Methadone” is hand-clapping bandstand pop and “Lord I’m a Sinner” is electric blues by way of CBGBs. It’s fun and you can dance to it. That’s all you need.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Up To No Good via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 200 

      $15 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the BLACK vinyl version of the record. Edition of 300. Includes: BONUS DIGITAL TRACKS and PDF of original sleeve art/photos!

    Hidden Volume Records presents The Hall Monitors, “Up To No Good” album. This long-awaited full length from these DC garage legends includes 14 sizzling cuts running the gamut from gut-bucket shouts to R&B rave ups and beyond. A well-regarded, high-energy live act some have deemed “bravado-infused R&B and snarling punk,” the band pays equal tributes to Chuck Berry, Chess Records, Johnny Thunders and any number of damaged iconoclasts from the American rock n’ roll graveyard. “Girls” is a primitive Stax-like plea, “She’s My Methadone” is hand-clapping bandstand pop and “Lord I’m a Sinner” is electric blues by way of CBGBs. It’s fun and you can dance to it. That’s all you need.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Up To No Good via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 300 

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    ** INCLUDES 11 BONUS TRACKS and 16-Page Booklet featuring original art, photos and Hall Monitors' memorabilia.
    1. Give It Up: CD Single, June 2006
    2. I Don’t Want No One Else: CD Single, June 2006
    3. Give You All My Love: live at Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY, Sept 15, 2007
    4. Crystal Ball: live at Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY, Sept 15, 2007
    5. You Told Me: Saxon Sound Sessions, unreleased, recorded Rochester, NY, May 2007 lead vocals: Ginger Richards
    6. Cry My Little Song: home demo, unreleased, Feb. 2008
    7. Girls (Alt Take): Saxon Sound Sessions, unreleased, recorded Rochester, NY, May 2007
    8. I Don't Want No One Else: Saxon Sound Sessions, unreleased, recorded Rochester, NY, May 2007
    9. Girl Can't Dance: Forgotten D.C. Greats Vol. 1 (vinyl release forthcoming)
    10. Crystal Ball: Saxon Sound Sessions, unreleased, recorded Rochester, NY, May 2007
    11. My Six Gun: NY Hed session, harmonica: Eric Metz
    ... more

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Hidden Volume Records presents The Hall Monitors, “Up To No Good” album. This long-awaited full length from these DC garage legends includes 14 sizzling cuts running the gamut from gut-bucket shouts to R&B rave ups and beyond. A well-regarded, high-energy live act some have deemed “bravado-infused R&B and snarling punk,” the band pays equal tributes to Chuck Berry, Chess Records, Johnny Thunders and any number of damaged iconoclasts from the American rock n’ roll graveyard. “Girls” is a primitive Stax-like plea, “She’s My Methadone” is hand-clapping bandstand pop and “Lord I’m a Sinner” is electric blues by way of CBGBs. It’s fun and you can dance to it. That’s all you need.

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released May 19, 2017

The Story Behind “Up To No Good”
In 2006, The Hall Monitors became darlings of the garage rock scene with only a handful of shows under their belts and a couple home-made demos (two of which appear on THIS here record), eventually landing the band a coveted spot with Little Steven’s Wicked Cool Records. A year after being signed, with the label seeming to be in no rush to get them in the studio, and having never been paid, the band jumped ship, toured Europe, and hopped into legendary NY Hed studios with Matt Verta-Ray at the controls. By the time the album was mastered the star rhythm section of the Sullivan Bros had taken jobs halfway around the world leaving the band in the position of not being able to tour to support an album release, putting the record on hold—until now.

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