Jordan Scott - vocals, guitar, keyboards, songwriting
Jeremy Burke - bass
TD Crowley - guitars
Matt Shuham - drums
A lil bit about the band, circa 2016:
MONiKER is a Virginia band, making sometimes wordy, sometimes angry, sometimes dancy indie rock. After studying music theory at William and Mary, all the while nurturing a love of the ambitious rock music by artists like David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The National, and Prince, While in New York, Jordan Scott began working on new material, seeking to bring that same mix of pop songcraft and sound experimentation to a live band. He met up with a college friend, TD Crowley, who brought weird lead guitar (and advice on when to rein it in little bit). They then brought Jeremy Burke to write melodic bass lines and drummer Matt Shuham to supply the backbeat, and the first version of MONiKER was born.
While never straying far from the umbrella of "indie rock," their songs range in style from dance punk to post-punk, from alt-country to experimental pop. The songwriting combines interests in movies, identity theory, cd collections, Seinfeld, French poets, and geography, to name a few. Musically, the band mixes pop melodies with new wave rhythms and no wave arrangements, making pop-like records in the tradition of acts such as Kate Bush, Orange Juice, and Camera Obscura.
MONiKER's releases up to this point include 2 full-length lo-fi albums, 1 EP, and a full-length studio album. Jordan is currently hiding out in Alsace, France, working on new material and teaching French kids. A new studio album, mixed last summer at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, VA, will be out in 2017.
Photos courtesy of Neatbeet and Cereal + Sounds music blogs: http://tinyurl.com/jgzzy85 http://tinyurl.com/jxjzrv3