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InCircles / Press

“The maiden release from MonkMusic Records 360 comes from the high-energy rock-punk trio InCircles, a local band straight out of East Quogue. The album, entitled YoungBlood, was produced by Grammy - award winning engineer/producer Cynthia Daniels at MonkMusic Studios, and it’s great. InCircles’ sound comes through loud and clear on the 11-song release, a sound that hearkens back to pre-grunge punk, with careening drumbeats and trashy-sounding guitars—the sound that launched a thousand mosh pits. There’s a refreshing taste of Ramones-like infantilism in “(Let Go Of) The Goddamn Bicycle”; for those with a taste for pop-song hooks, there’s “As Above, So Below”, which couples a Black Flag-like beat to a crafty melody and a brusque but slyly skillful arrangement. The album accomplishes the neat trick of sounding current while staying true to punk’s original DIY ethos. Sonically, it could fit right in alongside vintage records by The Clash and the Dead Kennedys.”

Dan Koontz - Dan's Papers
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