Cori Rios – Monsanto Girl
Cori Rios is best known for being the smooth singing frontman and blazing guitarist of Phoenix, Arizona based desert reggae outfit The Hourglass Cats. But for 2018 the Valley of the Sun native decided to switch things up a little bit and drop his first ever solo album due out March 22 and entitled Airizona.
Ahead of his forthcoming solo debut Rios has released the album’s first single Monsanto Girl, a sweet acoustic tune about Rios’s refusal to date a woman whose work he doesn’t agree with. “You work for an evil company, and you’re in love with me, got to choose one you can’t have both,” sings Rios in his one of a kind voice being accompanied by an acoustic dub guitar, some auxiliary percussion, a trumpet line provided by Phoenix’s own space alien trumpet master Danny Torgersen of Captain Squeegee, and some hip-hop inspired lyricism by Sam Wiley of The Wiley Ones.