Chock-full of melodramatics and stringy harmonies that swoop and soar through the air, “Charity Shop/Slaughterhouse” borrows heavily from the best parts of the 80s. The song flys like a kite on a windy day, swinging heavily one way, before bending the other. To be honest, I only first discovered No Monster Club last week. I’ve quickly become a fan. “Charity Shop/Slaughterhouse” is, for lack of a better word, incredible.
Reminiscent of one of my favorite bands in college, Nana Grizol, there is something lazily triumphant about the song. The chorus picks up the long and drawn out lines of the verse and breaks out holding up its hands in double fisted victory. I’m not quite sure what triumph has been achieved, but that’s not the point. The point is that it feels like a victory. What more can you really ask for?
“Charity Shop/Slaughterhouse” is off of No Monster Club’s upcoming album, I Feel Magic, set for release this Friday, February 19. The track follows the release of two previous singles, “Lemonade” and “Sion“.