Friday, August 30, 2013

Artist Of The Day: Rare Monk

If you've been following the site this year, you know that Rare Monk has been almost universally one of our favorite discoveries of 2013. The band's ability to go from an insanely catchy indie pop group to a powerful instrumental group from song to song just showcases both their talent and desire to avoid being pigeonholed within one category of music. I recently saw the group perform with The Dangerous Summer in Baltimore, and needless to say they blew me and the rest of the crowd away, receiving by far the loudest cheers of the night outside of the headliner. Their set consisted of three songs off former album (more news on that soon) Sleep/Attack, as well as three brand new songs and a cover. The band's presence was felt even outside their set, as violinist Isaac Thelin played violin for a song on every one of the band's sets, including a stunning performance of The Dangerous Summer's "Northern Lights" that even stunned vocalist AJ Perdomo in its beauty. The band showed that they have all the tools to continue expanding their fanbase, so be ready to hear the name Rare Monk a lot in the future. Our interview with the band should be up in a few days, so keep your eyes peeled. You can check them out on Facebook.

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