Pseudonym – ‘Before the Monsters Came’

Pseudonym releases their sixth album, Before the Monsters Came

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Artist: Pseudonym

Album: Before the Monsters Came

Origin: San Francisco, CA

Genre(s): Indie guitar pop, alternative, rock, pandemic pop

Influences: Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays, and the Stone Roses.

Genre(s): Indie guitar pop, alternative, rock, pandemic pop

Release Dates: August 13, 2021 (Bandcamp) / October 22, 2021 (Kool Kat CD release)

Artist Bio: Pseudonym is a San Francisco solo project from Paul Desjarlais. Before the Monsters Came is Pseudonym’s 6th release. Promoted as Pseudonym’s pandemic project, the album heavily pulls from the Madchester scene from the late 80s in Manchester, England. The songs were all written and recorded during the Trump/Covid era, and the result is a batch of fun bouncy guitar-pop songs about corruption, disorientation, and loss.


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