It’s a brand new year, and probably a good time for an update. We’ve been busy over the last few weeks working on our new EP. Which may turn out to be a full-length album, I’m not sure. We’ve finished writing 6 songs and have a good start on recording them. We’re looking at a … More Happy new year, etc!
Mons La Hire’s debut album, An Ad Hoc Ecosystem, is now available for download from Bandcamp.com. We are thrilled with how it turned out and are super excited for you to hear it. The lyrics were composed from sentence fragments pulled from a long list of books. The list below is intended to be complete; … More An Ad Hoc Ecosystem – Album Release!
The end of the month is closing in! We’re making good progress though, and I have high hopes that we’ll have some rad music for you at the end of the month. Quite a bit of variety as well – you should be able to hear some touches of Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian, Ben Folds, … More RPM Challenge / Show!
Follow the link to read another story about Mons La Hire in the Oregon State daily newspaper, The Barometer: Music To Be Heard: Mons La Hire Highlights: “The band combines the jangling guitar sounds of artists like The Mountain Goats, My Morning Jacket and Lord Huron with the contentious clash of vocals—similar to Wilco’s Jeff … More Another write up in the Barometer!
I heard about the RPM challenge a few years ago view All Songs Considered, the NPR music show. The host of All Songs does the challenge every year, and Son Lux’s most recent album was composed this way. The challenge is to record an album of new material during the month of February. I’m happy to … More RPM Challenge
Starting off the year right, with a show at Interzone! We’re excited to play host to traveling band Byrgeau Noir (just try spelling that right without looking!). So it will be a night of foreign-sounding-bands. Well, except for Steve Hunter (from That Coyote). Here’s the event page on the FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/802164199911814/ and also, here is Byrgeau … More Show!
Here’s a few things that I’ve been listening to lately. Fictionist Fictionist are a band from Provo, UT. I saw them first in 2010 when they came and played in Rexburg, Idaho (where I grew up). I’ve seen them a few times since, and they are incredible live. Harmonized slide electric guitar solos? Who does … More Other People’s Music vol 1
GUIDES is a dynamic 3-piece from Los Angeles specializing in sharp, driving, effects-laden post-punk. They stopped in Corvallis as part of a tour of the Northwest, and we were lucky enough to open for them. They’re super nice people and were a pleasure to talk to. We had a lot of fun with our set … More With GUIDES at Bombs Away Cafe
We’ve been working on adapting songs I wrote for my old band, Mavis, for the upcoming show at Bombs Away Cafe. Here’s a video I made for the song Empty House, off Mavis’s 2013 album Fossil Mountain. It was filmed with an iPad camera (that iPad was stolen in Metropolis, IL, ensuring that I will … More Empty House