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Rare Monk EP

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Panzer Paradise From just 1 track I can tell this is going to be a great EP. I'll be watching for anything else you release :)
[EDIT] Just got my CD, 3 days before release. Not only was it a surprisingly high-quality CD, it reaffirmed my above belief. Also it came with a cool sticker that I put on my computer :/
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    California (Will Burn)
    Warning Pulse
    The Only Reason To Tour the Midwest
    Light Tricks

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Rare Monk is born from the grit of jam sessions, proof that the modern day rock band who creates together, stays together. In 2015, the Portland-based Rare Monk will release their apocalyptic-tinged self-titled EP, produced by Tom McFall (Weezer, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.).

The follow-up to 2014's widely lauded 7-inch "Splice/Sleep Attack," the Rare Monk EP is the next progression in the Northwest quintet's unique sound. Pairing forward-thinking arrangements and visceral, soulful instrumentation with a strong sense of effective pop songwriting (the band counts acts as diverse as Phoenix and Sonic Youth as key influences), the four tracks are a powerful statement of intent.

Rare Monk traces its origins to the act's college years, where they where the go-to band for impromptu drunkin' dorm gigs and psychedelic jam-outs. In 2012, the band teamed up with producer Skyler Norwood (Horse Feathers, Blind Pilot) for their self-released "Death By Proxy" EP, and between then and now have been regular touring fixtures in the UK and on America's West Coast as they honed their thunderous and affecting live show. In October, the band will play a series of U.S. dates with Aquilo, Beach Baby, Leisure, and Oscar.

Rare Monk are: Dorian Aites (Vocals, Keys, Violin, Guitar), Isaac Thelin (Violin, Saxophone), Hugh Jepson (Guitar), Forest Gallien (Bass), and Rick Buhr (Drums).


released November 20, 2015

Produced and Mixed by Tom McFall
Mastered by Pete Lyman



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