The Strange Monsters return with their second full-length album, Strange Monsters II Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strange Monsters, due out 11/30/18. The title draws allusions to a famous film, and much like Dr. Strangelove, the experience is like riding an H-Bomb straight into the surface of the earth. There are hard-hitters like the lead-off Invertebrate, the punky love song She Talks Me Down, and the overcharged Pseudomania. Mellower tunes like Satan's Xmas, No Days Off, and Modern War Fair constitute the inescapable fallout amidst the explosiveness of this sophomore accomplishment. The Strange Monsters deliver the same witty and absurd indie rock as on their debut release, Destory All (sic). The band explores their versatility further by pushing boundaries and collaborating more within songs as can be heard on the shared vocals of Harveys and the sprawling closer Under My Own Power. Strange Monsters II zigzags and turns, speeds up and slows down, but most importantly, it provides a roadmap for navigating the ins and outs of the band's vision of current post-apocalyptic USA.