by Mark Anthony Brennan
Release Date: November 18th, 2014
Although he utilises the able help of Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle (who currently have their own venture, Energy Slime) Rec Centre is, for all intents and purposes, the musical outlet for Alex Hudson, whose work as a writer (e.g. for Exclaim!) and blogger make him something of a music industry insider. Although the record has a surficial sheen of light-hearted fun, underlying it all is the inevitable cynicism. This is reflected in the album title, ‘Monster of the Week’ — that crass industry term for whatever crap is currently popular — and is pervasive throughout.