Monogamy Party

Monogamy Party

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandMetalPunk

Taking inspiration from fellow raging NW bass-and-drums acts like Big Business and godheadSilo, vocalist Kennedy, bassist/vocalist Yos-wa, and drummer Keith have been playing together for only two years. But in that time, MONOGAMY PARTY has managed to cause all manner of commotion in their hometown.

Biography

If you hadn’t noticed, the volume and intensity of music in the Northwest is getting louder and louder. Metal, punk and hard rock are starting to take over the clubs of Washington and Oregon, and the tastemakers of the world are starting to take notice. As the dust settles on the first explosion of talent that has captured national attention, there’s another wave of young bands ready to follow in its wake. And one band that is going to be leading the charge is the young trio from Seattle known as MONOGAMY PARTY.
Taking inspiration from fellow raging NW bass-and-drums acts like Big Business and godheadSilo, vocalist Kennedy, bassist/vocalist Yos-wa, and drummer Keith (no last names, please) have been playing together for only two years. But in that time, MONOGAMY PARTY has managed to cause all manner of commotions in venues up and down the West Coast. They’ve been hailed for their “reckless abandon” on Seattle music blog Sound on the Sound, and The Stranger recently said: “They’re like These Arms Are Snakes meets Karp meets Black Eyes. They’re great.”
The three young men came together with one simple goal in mind. Says Kennedy: “We just wanted to do some touring.” The other musical projects that Kennedy and Yos-wa were involved in were both content to record and play local shows. The itch of wanderlust in their guts, the two starting pounding out ideas for a slower, sludgier band before pulling Keith into the fold. The young sticksman was able to inject some much-needed speed and fury into MONOGAMY PARTY’s sound.
Live, MONOGAMY PARTY is a force of nature. Kennedy spends more time punishing the audience with his body, as he belts out impassioned stream-of-consciousness rants. His bandmates follow suit with a powerful, punk-inspired attack. It’s unrelenting, aggressive, and impossible to ignore. The band have also managed to capture this raw energy in the studio, working with producer Chris Proff (Strong Killings, Mercy Ties, Ravenna Woods) on a debut 10” EP called Pus City to be released this fall on fledgling Seattle imprint Good to Die Records. This is a band that demands your attention. The best you can do is look right into the eye of the storm, and hold on for dear life. [RH]

Discography

November 15th, 2011: Pus City 10" EP

KEXP: Never to Rise, Hard Feelings