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Fan Reviews

Ryan
March 31st 2016
Exceptional, one of the best shows I've seen in Portland.
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir Lounge
Arely
February 1st 2016
Incredible. Rare Monk never fails to impress.
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir Lounge
Rubi
April 13th 2014
Fantastic. What a performance.
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir Lounge

About Rare Monk

Rare Monk is a Portland, OR based indie rock band. They just released their debut full-length album, “A Future” this summer featuring 10 brand new songs recorded in Portland, OR with Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers, Priory) at Miracle Lake Studios. In 2015, Rare Monk released their apocalyptic-tinged self-titled EP, produced by Tom McFall (Weezer, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.). Single's "Warning Pulse" and "California (Will Burn)" received considerable attention form the blogosphere, college radio, and streaming services such as Spotify. This was the follow-up to 2014's widely lauded 7-inch "Splice/Sleep Attack". The boutique record label, B3SCI Records, released both EPs. In 2016 Rare Monk faced several lineup changes. Their original guitarist and violist left and the once 5-piece became a 4-piece with the addition of lead guitarist and vocalist Hugh Jepson. With the addition of Jepson, Rare Monk started focusing more on writing bigger guitar parts, dueling leads, and beautiful falsetto harmonies. What resulted were ten new songs written and recorded over the course of the last year and a half. The songs deal with death and agency – our control (both individual and as a species) of how the future will play out. “It’s easy to be deterministic – the world’s a shit show right now and it feels like all we can do is make popcorn – so there’s a lot of grappling and grasping for free will.” The songs are also a lot of fun – big guitar fun – a commitment to giant choruses as a medium to discuss humanity’s doom and how we might prevent it. If there’s a unifying theme to the album, it’s that we have control over the music we make, that band practice is chaos under our control and feedback cures all diseases. Portland, OR Indie Rock Band
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Genres:
Experimental Indie Rock Stuff
Band Members:
Forest Gallien - Bass, Hugh Jepson - Guitar, Rick Buhr - Drums, Dorian Aites - Lead Vocals
Hometown:
Portland, Oregon

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Bandsintown Merch

Circle Hat
$25.0 USD
Live Collage Sweatshirt
$45.0 USD
Rainbow T-Shirt
$30.0 USD
Circle Beanie
$20.0 USD

Fan Reviews

Ryan
March 31st 2016
Exceptional, one of the best shows I've seen in Portland.
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir Lounge
Arely
February 1st 2016
Incredible. Rare Monk never fails to impress.
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir Lounge
Rubi
April 13th 2014
Fantastic. What a performance.
Portland, OR@
Doug Fir Lounge

About Rare Monk

Rare Monk is a Portland, OR based indie rock band. They just released their debut full-length album, “A Future” this summer featuring 10 brand new songs recorded in Portland, OR with Skyler Norwood (Blind Pilot, Horsefeathers, Priory) at Miracle Lake Studios. In 2015, Rare Monk released their apocalyptic-tinged self-titled EP, produced by Tom McFall (Weezer, Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.). Single's "Warning Pulse" and "California (Will Burn)" received considerable attention form the blogosphere, college radio, and streaming services such as Spotify. This was the follow-up to 2014's widely lauded 7-inch "Splice/Sleep Attack". The boutique record label, B3SCI Records, released both EPs. In 2016 Rare Monk faced several lineup changes. Their original guitarist and violist left and the once 5-piece became a 4-piece with the addition of lead guitarist and vocalist Hugh Jepson. With the addition of Jepson, Rare Monk started focusing more on writing bigger guitar parts, dueling leads, and beautiful falsetto harmonies. What resulted were ten new songs written and recorded over the course of the last year and a half. The songs deal with death and agency – our control (both individual and as a species) of how the future will play out. “It’s easy to be deterministic – the world’s a shit show right now and it feels like all we can do is make popcorn – so there’s a lot of grappling and grasping for free will.” The songs are also a lot of fun – big guitar fun – a commitment to giant choruses as a medium to discuss humanity’s doom and how we might prevent it. If there’s a unifying theme to the album, it’s that we have control over the music we make, that band practice is chaos under our control and feedback cures all diseases. Portland, OR Indie Rock Band
Show More
Genres:
Experimental Indie Rock Stuff
Band Members:
Forest Gallien - Bass, Hugh Jepson - Guitar, Rick Buhr - Drums, Dorian Aites - Lead Vocals
Hometown:
Portland, Oregon

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