There’s a good side and a bad side to rock ’n’ roll.
That’s one of the themes of “The Love Palace,” the second album for local band Stereomonster.
Guitarist and vocalist Zac Young described the album as a “cornucopia of rock, hip-hop, soul and spoken word” that also explores pop culture and love.
The band will host an album release party on Saturday at eighty-five, an eighties-influenced, indie and alternative bar on Front Avenue, under Belloo’s.
The band’s four members -- nicknamed, “G Star,” “Snare Jordan,” “BEZ” and “ZaYo” -- play a blend of rap and rock and list musical influences such as Radiohead, Parliament Funkadelic, Jay-Z and Rage Against the Machine.
Young, aka “ZaYo,” said Stereomonster’s first album, “Ultrasound,” established the band in Columbus and gave them a large following, but it was recorded in a bedroom.
“The Love Palace” has been professionally recorded and mastered. The album includes some of the angst, paranoia and politics present in “Ultrasound,” but in a more subtle fashion, he said.
You can pick up a copy of “The Love Palace” for $5 at Saturday’s release party. The night will also include performances by Forbidden Dialect, Blake Duncan, Chris Driggers and The Great Penguin.
The party starts at 10 p.m., and Stereomonster promises goodies, tricks and the best show the band’s put on yet.
Sara Pauff, 706-320-4469