Miles Monroe
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Miles Monroe

Smyrna, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Smyrna, Georgia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Alternative Garage Rock




"“Come Set Me Free” is Miles Monroe’s Psych Grunge Dub Noise Punk Cut-Up Extravaganza"

“Come Set Me Free” finds Miles Monroe getting things going with what might be described as a psych grunge dub of echoing vocals and riffs. As though he’d listened to a whole lot of Adrian Sherwood laying down the bizarro remix on a Siltbreeze noise punk cut-up tape. Something which the producer never did. But that’s the kind of strange Monroe brings to the first half of the song. Then it becomes some kind of lo-fi Alice Donut inspired stream-of-consciousness warped raga akin to early Butthole Surfers or Flaming Lips. If Eat Skull, Psychedelic Horseshit and Pink Reason decided to record with more conventional clarity they might be making something like this now. Take a big draught of the song below and follow Miles Monroe’s adventures to sonic outer space at the links provided. - Queen City Sounds and Art

"Sounds: Miles Monroe // Roll Around Kyoto"

Part-psychedelic rock, part-post punk lies this new tune from Miles Monroe “Roll Around Kyoto.” Combining flowing, sometimes intense lyrics with a raw vocal delivery and an en fuego blazing electric guitar work, Miles toes the line between ever-shifting reality and vivid fantasy.

The lo-fi vocals also really do the track some justice. And, can we just talk about The Doors-inspired guitar solo about 2 minutes in?

It might partly be that I’m craving time in Japan (never been) or that this tune has so many of my favorite rock influences packed into it, but “Roll Around Kyoto” makes me want to get out my skateboard, roll around the neighborhood, and come back and buy a ticket to Kyoto.

[Photos from my trip to Kyoto, Japan.]

See if you feel the same. - Left Bank Magazine


Carried Away - Released May 31, 2019
Includes the following tracks:

  1. Come Set Me Free
  2. Roll Around Kyoto
  3. Upside Down, Sideways Out
  4. Don't Care Why
  5. On a Worthless Day in Athens
  6. Smells Like October
  7. When Extra-Terrestrial Pirates Attack



I am a poet / singer-songwriter / musician / noise maker based in Smyrna, Georgia. I've been writing and playing guitar off and on for 20+ years, and also play synth, bass (on a blue moon), and do a bit of beat making.

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