First there was the Skywriters, then the Snow Fairies, and then came Scary Monster to reign supreme over the Philadelphia indiepop scene. Where the first two bands had a predominately twee sound, Scary Monster were a bit more mature, taking their cues from Small Factory (catch their ode to Phoebe Summersquash at the tail end of the disc!) and adding a Jonathan Richman vibe, with Neal and Carly sharing lead vocal duties. Sadly, their time was brief, but they did manage to release one album on Carly’s own Modern Soul label, which is now reissued here, along with three wonderful bonus tracks. Don’t miss out on ’em this time!
Tracklist: New Country / Jullianne Francis / Hot Chocolate Girl / Scary Monster / Supermarket Fantasy / True Love (Song For Daniel Johnston) / 99% Sure / Tender Forever / Love Park / Talk To Me / #1 Fan / Phoebe Summersquash / Speak Softly