The Monthlies are nearly ready to release their first album in March, 2009 during their appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX.
They’ve also just finished shooting their first music video for the hit single, “Hip Girl.”
The Monthlies are three guys and a girl: Wes O’Lee on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jana Bonderman on lead guitar, Nick Miller pounding the skins and Chris Hall on bass and back-up vocals.
Formed in January 2007 in a loft in Echo Park, The Monthlies are an addictive Los Angeles-based Indie Rock band. Sometimes dark and loud, other times 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 tends 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. The Monthlies were recently named Airwalk’s “Unsigned Hero” in an international contest presided over by both fans and judges.