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I just randomly stumbled across this act from Portland, OR knowing absolutely nothing about them before listening to this track. I’ve only had a moment to read through some of the extensive details just below this as I wanted to get this out to you fine readers ASAP!!

Who knows what the future holds for this band, but we’re certainly watching and we’re certainly excited!!

“Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the young turks of Rare Monk have a sonic resilience that’s like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard. While the obvious signposts are there to guide you (Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth, Phoenix), Rare Monk combine their love of both 90s and contemporary Indie Rock with a fevered Pop intensity, before shooting the whole thing into outer space to see what comes back.”

The Details

Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Single

New 7" limited edition vinyl single from Portland, OR. based Indie Rock band Rare Monk. 500 copies pressed. The single is released as B3SR 004 via B3SCI Records on February 18, 2014. The release was recorded and produced late Summer 2013 in Los Angeles at Wax LTD Studios by Wally Gagel (Best Coast, Muse, Family Of The Year, Folk Implosion). Mastering by Pete Lyman.

Pre-order includes immediate download of 1 track in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app. You'll also get the complete album the moment it’s released.

shipping out on or around 18 February 2014

1. Splice
2. Sleep / Attack

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the young turks of Rare Monk have a sonic resilience that’s like everything and nothing you've ever heard. While the obvious signposts are there to guide you (Modest Mouse, Sonic Youth, Phoenix), Rare Monk combine their love of both 90s and contemporary Indie Rock with a fevered Pop intensity, before shooting the whole thing into outer space to see what comes back. As frontman Dorian Aites puts it, “Although we draw upon many genres for inspiration, we’ve been creating our own thing based on nothing other than the idea that, ‘these are the songs we wrote cause they sound cool’”.

The psychedelic insanity can be traced back to their college roots, when the guys were the go-to band for drunkin‘ dorm rooms and sonic exploration. In 2012 Rare Monk teamed up with noted producer Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers, Talkdemonic) for their self-released EP, ‘Death By Proxy’. The giddy pop thrill of the title track and the funky, slow burn of “Underground” act as the band's mission statement, and according to Dorian, “Is pretty genuine. I think the important thing here is not to try and fit a compartmentalized soundscape, or to try and be different from everyone else; the importance lies in doing what you are passionate about. Passion is genuine.”

In 2014 Rare Monk release a limited edition 7” AA-side single with new songs “Splice” and “Sleep/Attack” via B3SCI Records. The release was recorded and produced late Summer 2013 in Los Angeles at Wax LTD Studios by Wally Gagel (Best Coast, Muse, Family Of The Year, Folk Implosion). The songs showcase the next frontier for a band who venture toward a lauded career, capturing the sheer energy of an incredible live show, bridging a sound for the masses and that of music appreciation.
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releases 18 February 2014

Recorded, Produced and Mixed at Wax LTD. Studios in Los Angeles, CA. by Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry. Mastered by Pete Lyman

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