Monday, July 16, 2007
ANGEL AND THE LOVE MONGERS - THE HUMANIST QUEEN
ARTIST / BAND: ANGEL AND THE LOVE MONGERS
SONG (MP3): THE HUMANIST QUEEN
ALBUM: The Humanist Queen
FILE UNDER: Rock / Alternative / Powerpop
LABEL: Rock Snob Records
INFO: Bringing together the seemingly disparate sounds of dark, synthy electro-pop of the 1980s and guitar-based classic rock makes it difficult to put a finger on the sound of Knoxville, Tennessee’s Angel and the Love Mongers. Formed in the spring of 2004 by singer/guitarist Angel Zuniga and drummer Eric Nowinski, Angel and Eric were drawn together due in part to their diverse approach to music.
Angel, who takes many of his musical cues from alternative dance bands of the 80’s, such as Depeche Mode and Erasure, is a former actor and model that confesses to have spent his formative years in front of a mirror practicing his dance moves instead of playing air guitar. Eric, on the other hand, who cut his musical teeth on The Beatles and spent his youth playing air guitar to Queen and Cheap Trick recently gave up his career as a trial lawyer to pursue music. At first glance, this would appear to be a musical mismatch of cosmic proportions. However, this diametrically opposed approach to music is one of the things that allow Angel and the Love Mongers to create such a unique, bracing sound.