Mark Monnone – vocals and guitar
Gus Franklin – drums and backing vocals
Joe Foley – bass and backing vocals
Louis Richter – 12-string guitar
Recorded and mixed at Electric Dreams and Los Bomberos by Gareth Parton, assisted by Gus Franklin
Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering
released February 22, 2019
Melbourne four-piece Monnone Alone return with ‘Do it Twice’, an ode to second chances and graciously sabotaging life’s opportunities – just for kicks!
In his rollicking mid-life singalong, former-Lucksmith Mark Monnone asks to see his past moments of interpersonal discomfort and raise them a double-whammy to see if they’ll all crash and burn one more time so he can revisit that awkward adrenaline rush and feel those “fever sweats and forever shakes”.
Doused in trembling 12-string clamour and irrepressible fuzzy outbursts, ‘Do it Twice’ is the second taste from the Monnone Alone album Summer of the Mosquito, and follows previous single ‘Cut Knuckle’, which Raven Sings the Blues announced ”stands alongside new cuts from The Chills and The Bats as an extension of the Aus/NZ jangle-pop prominence that bubbled over between ’86 and ’90."
The single’s B-side ‘The Sea and the City’ is a cover of a song by San Francisco band The Mosquitoes, from their classic lost album of 2004 Our Generation. The album was recorded in Melbourne and Mark Monnone actually featured on drums.
‘Do it Twice’ was recorded and mixed by Gareth Parton, assisted by the band’s drummer Gus Franklin and is out on February 22 via The Lost And Lonesome Recording Co.
This album is utterly astounding - funny, moving, upbeat and more infectious than lice. I cannot stop playing this over and over and over - it's like sunshine with spikes. All the tracks are amazing, but the one that has me jumping about the most, is Unicorn in Uniform. Music to crash your car to :) Lalo
My favorite song is Some Nights, but I really love all the songs. They are dreamy and sweet, but also importantly they cover a really important topic:depression and feeling stuck. I think it's really cool that she wrote the songs herself and uses a synthesizer as her instrument. I know that Deerful doesn't think that people have the means to play cassettes, but I do ^^ I love the sound of a tape, and I have an old cassette player :) dragonspirit1989