Hey Our Basement,

“Monster Squad (Love so Crazy)” is a feel-good summer anthem, inspired by 1987’s The Monster Squad. TJ made the beat after watching the movie, with a focus on the final line where the army guys ask the kids “who are you?” and they respond with “we’re the Monster Squad.”

We used gear from the ’80s to reinforce the creative channel from the movie: Roland 707 on the drums, Juno 106 on the synth pads, the piano is a CP70, etc. Lots of Space Echo!

“Monster Squad (Love so Crazy)” revels in the confidence of being a part of something deeply meaningful. In our case, it’s about being in a band we believe in, and having a hell of a great time while simultaneously nurturing relationships and working 9 to 5 jobs.

Shake off whatever is getting you down and let this tune put some swagger in your step.

Our album, Midnight Carlight, will be out on August 28, 2020.

xx Sam the Astronaut (Garrison Johnson and TJ Gibson)