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Pushing Stone

by Hipmonk

A Cross of the S.Cal. 'Dry'/Pop-Rock of R Scot Payne with the Kentucky Bourbon Americana of Jakeleg reminicent of Beck & REM.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Somethin Somethin
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2. Too Poor
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3. Reno
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4. I Don't Remember
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5. Broke Kabala
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6. Done Undone
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7. Pushing Stone
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8. It's You
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9. Dress
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10. Chemical
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11. Give It Up
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12. The Numb
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hipmonk is the Louisville, KY band fronted by R Scot Payne and is a collaboration of singer/songwriters--Payne (guitars, vocals), & Kirkby Tittle (guitars, vocals). Payne has two independently released albums, Completely Blue (2001) and Sci-Fi Guy (2003), while Tittle, primary writer/guitarist of the rock/Americana group, Jakeleg, previously appeared on two Earxtacy Records releases, Pour Me to Bed (2000), and Junkyard Café (2001). The collaboration in Hipmonk combines Kirkby's straight ahead approach exemplified in the 'bourbon-soaked' sound of Jakeleg, with Scot's psychotropic, often quirky, melodic and temporal sensibilities. This album rocks, grooves, sways, and swaggers.

"Lush and low-key, a solid piece of work from a set of Louisville's most experienced musicians." Tim Roberts Louisville Music News

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Tim Roberts, Louisville Music News

Lush & Low-key
Sound on Film: The music of Hipmonk is low-key without being lachrymose, subtle without being obscure. If it were part of a movie soundtrack, you would hear some of the songs in the scenes that take place in an emotionally drained young male character's apartment late at night after his heart has just gotten the living crap kicked out of it and he's sprawled out on a couch, staring at a TV tuned to a shopping channel. The phosphor-screen flickers bluish tints onto his face. You might hear the more upbeat selections as he drives off down a strip of busy interstate into a new life, right before the scene cuts to black and the credits roll.
So Pushing Stone is "Music to Slack by" from Slackers? Hardly: These guys have busy professional careers. They only sound like they lunge around on a smelly couch, playing endless rounds of Doom before heading out to Taco Bell for some after-midnight munchies.
Bright, Shining Examples: The sparkling acoustic guitars that dip into minor chord changes on "Too Poor." The snap and crisp percussion and vibrant harmonies on "I Don't Remember." The late-night lounge piano of guest performer Joni Wilcoxson that melds into lonely guitar twang on "Broke Kabala." The snarling blues riff that underlies "It's You."
Hipmonk's Pushing Stone is lush and low-key, a solid piece of work from a set of Louisville's most experienced musicians.
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Colin Kruger

Gems and Jaw-breakers
Unconventional and unpretentious, several of these cuts are awesome: It's You, Broke Kabala, Done Undone, The Numb. More jaw-breaker than bubble gum. Some 'creeper'-- after it kicks in, this is a really a good ride!
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