Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15th, 2015 - Death By A Sexy Monsoon

Good evening!  Tonight I (the Meista) am pairing "Death By Sexy" by Eagles Of Death Metal and a Monsoon India Pale Ale from Tenaya Creek Brewery!  Mmmmmmm!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Eagles Of Death Metal
  • Title: "Death By Sexy"
  • Recorded: 2005
  • Release date: April 11th, 2006 (2nd studio album by Eagles Of Death Metal)
  • Record company: Downtown Records
  • Personnel: Josh Homme (aka Carlo Von Sexron / DP Pete / Baby Duck / Zombie Zebra - drums, percussion, guitar, bass, keys, and backing vocals) and Jesse Hughes (aka The Devil / Shanky McBuzcock / Boots Electric - vocals, guitar, and percussion)
  • Additional musicians: Joey Castillo (drums), David Catching (guitar), and Troy van Leeuwen (piano)
  • Additional backing vocalists: Jack Black, Brody Dalle, Wendy Rae Fowler, Mark Lanegan, Liam Lynch, and Brian O'Connor 
  • Musical style: Post-punk, metal, power pop, garage rock, alternative rock, rockabilly, etc.
  • Sound: Raunchy, punky, garage rock goodness with lots of punchy hooks and raucous ear-splitting fun!
  • Major themes: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll!
  • Notes: Homme came up with the band's name and their initial sound when he pondered what a cross between country rock band the Eagles and a death metal band would sound like.
  • Tracks:
  1. "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)"
  2. "I Gotta Feelin' (Just Nineteen)"
  3. "Cherry Cola"
  4. "I Like To Move In The Night"
  5. "Solid Gold"
  6. "Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang!)"
  7. "Keep Your Head Up"
  8. "The Ballad Of Queen Bee And Baby Duck"
  9. "Poor Doggie"
  10. "Chase The Devil"
  11. "Eagles Goth"
  12. "Shasta Beast"
  13. "Bag O' Miracles"
  Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Tenaya Creek Brewery
  • Website:
  • Brew: Monsoon India Pale Ale
  • Style: American Double India Pale Ale (DIPA)
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 8.5%
  • Ingredients: Cascade and Mt. Hood hops
  • Pour: Somewhat cloudy orange-copper with a 1-finger, rocky, bright white head with good retention and sustained lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by leafy/floral hops, citrus, and sweet caramel.  There are aromas of black tea leaves, mountain meadow grass and flowers, grapefruit rind, tangerine, lemon, and orange along with toasty malts and sweet toffee.
  • Taste: A very tasty blend of caramel maltiness and piney/citrus hoppiness with a subtle boozy bite.  There are notes of pine, pink grapefruit, lemon grass, black tea, soft caramel, and crackery biscuit.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, the Monsoon IPA is very drinkable and smooth with some oily hop resin elements and slight warming booziness.
Overall pairing: The big, sexy depth of the Monsoon India Pale Ale is perfect for the power pop blast of Eagles Of Death Metal goodness!  Oh baby!


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