The Monthlies win the Airwalk / SPIN SXSW contest!
The Monthlies are a band that I have been working with since late Feb '08. They are an extremely hard working outfit that plays out and promotes themselves more than any other unsigned act I've ever worked with. They are amazingly talented and have a very unique sound that leans toward an Indie style, but with a fresh Pop twist. It seems I wasn't the only one to appreciate this band because they are the winners of the Airwalk Unsigned Hero contest. The Grand Prize is cash, gear and a spot playing on the SPIN stage at SXSW 2009! The track they submitted, Hip Girl, is also the featured track on Airwalk website - it's the very first track that plays.
If you want to read more about the band read their bio following this post. If you want to hear the winning single click on the link below. You won't be disappointed.
THE MONTHLIES BIO
Formed in January of 2007, The Monthlies are a Los Angeles based Indie Rock outfit. Sometimes dark and loud, other times quite poppy and breezy, The Monthlies are always deeply melodic and memorable. Playing in and around LA just about every week, the band has quickly earned a reputation for energetic live performances - partly because their singer likes to make up lyrics on the spot and partly because their drummer sweats a lot. Unique to their genre (and most other genres as well), The Monthlies have a female lead guitarist who gracefully works her pedal board in four-inch heels.Often drawing comparisons to Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, Pixies and The Plimsouls, early Monthlies recordings have already been featured on MTV2 News, and the Documentary, YOUNG WIDOW: Naked in the Memorial Playground. You’ll even hear The Monthlies warming up (yes, warming up) in the upcoming Rock Band Video Game commercial!The Monthlies are thrilled to have just recorded their first album. They are currently deep in the mixing process and hope to release their album by late summer. Despite their name, The Monthlies are actually 3 guys and a gal: Wes O’Lee on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jana Bonderman noodling lead guitar, Nick Miller pounding the skins and Chris Hall playing bass and singing back-up vocals. Feel free to contact The Monthlies at www.myspace.com/monthliesmusic.