major and the monbacks Archive

Super Doppler Gets Called Up to the Majors

As Major and the Monbacks*, Super Doppler signed with tastemaking independent record label Yep Roc* just a few months ago, but the Norfolk, Virginia band isn’t exactly a new act. “There was a long and winding road to Yep Roc,” says multi-instrumentalist Neil Friedman. “We’ve been playing together as some form of this group for

Quick Takes, Part Two

More quick-take reviews … Pop Co-op – Four State Solution Making an album via file sharing – instead of the old-fashioned method of gathering in a studio – is now a well-established practice. The title of this set refers to the approach used to make it. Steve Stoeckel’s name will be familiar to pop connoisseurs;