Rock 'n' Roll Monkey and the Robots Detroit Trauma

Rock ’n’ Roll Monkey and the Robots occupy a strange space within the Detroit music community. The band’s lo-fi pop stands in contrast of the majority of garage and blues-influenced rock’n’roll that the city has produced within the last 10 years. The group’s early ’90s approach occasionally seems weary, but there is a solid tunefulness to its ramshackle songs. The band’s blend of fuzz and trashcan vocals points sporadically towards a looser version of the Grifters. Despite its handful of creative shortcomings, Detroit Trauma features some solidly crafted pop songs. (Drastic Plastic)