MP3 The Monkery - The Training Sequence EP
Responding to Fall Out Boy''s recent wave of post-punk sounds and Coheed & Cambria''s wailing guitars, The Monkery fuses unexpected Sublime/Red Hot Chili Peppers elements with a touch of the Spin Doctors'' impulsive vocal stylings.
8 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: Punk
New York City proudly hosts the apocalyptic reunion of One Blue Link singer Stu Warshawer, guitarist Phil Enock, drummer Jeremy Da and the addition of new bassist Adam Davie to form The Monkery. This resurrection is the product of destiny. Like those who enter a monastery in search of discipline and truth, this band has returned with tenacity and the desire to fill you with unabashed rock madness. And Kung Fu.
After their full length album of 2003 as One Blue Link (distributed by Rock Out Records), the band members traveled individual paths. Trials, tribulations and training sequences transpired, all leading the members to realize their common musical destiny. Many protagonists undertake this kind of monastic retreat and return, (à la Karate Kid, or any Bruce Lee or Van Damme movie) this is "monkery." The band, having traveled this path, pays homage to this concept.
Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, their checkered pasts and musical backgrounds include everything from lame a cappella to the violin and xylophone. Having at last cashed in their long distance relationship for the up close and personal of one band-one house, the band combines a tight sound with an unhinged energy verging on insanity.
Responding to Fall Out Boy''s recent wave of post-punk sounds and Coheed & Cambria''s wailing guitars, The Monkery fuses unexpected Sublime/Red Hot Chili Peppers elements with a touch of the Spin Doctors'' impulsive vocal stylings. Their unique brand of monk rock pushes today''s new punk sounds beyond power chords. With a smirk and a Chuck Norris roundhouse jump-kick, they''ll take you on journeys within. At times punk, at times rock, always monk rock.
Self-conscious songs of questionable sanity narrate the eternal quest to imbue our twenties with meaning. Their music tackles the modern tropes dearest to our hearts with a little humor and a lot of rock.
High energy and damn fine musicianship make for riveting live performances and with a new release due this winter, I think you just found your new favorite band. The audible chemistry between these four will make you backflip.