Monty Cantsin
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Monty Cantsin


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"New Release: Monty Cantsin Demonstrates"

MON-TEE-CANT-SIN – Def’n: “Monty Cantsin is a multiple-use name [a name used by many different people to protect anonymity] that anyone can adopt, but [this name in particular] has close ties to Neoism [a subcultural network of artistic performance and media experimentalists that deal in parody]. Monty Cantsin was originally conceived as an “open pop star.” In a philosophy anticipating that of free software and open source, anyone should perform in his name and thus contribute to and participate in his fame and achievements.”

While we’re not too sure on the legal rammifications of using such a name when it comes to intellectual property rights such as original music, Toronto-based trio MONTY CANTSIN sees bassist Michael Fiore join up with former members of iM favs THE BEST FRIENDS WITH WOLVES CLUB – guitarist Michael Johnsen and drummer Mark Johnston – on a strange musical adventure.

Their debut EP Demonstrates was officially released on Jan. 3rd, and it hovers in an interesting post-punk/prog-rock range somewhat akin to early AT THE DRIVE-IN and CURSIVE material. It leans much more towards the lighter fare from both of those acts, but with cut-time signatures, off-kilter/syncopated drum riffs, and heavy vocal + guitar reverb thrown into the mix – check it out in the embed below. - The Indie Machine


Monty Cantsin Demonstrates - EP



There are three members in Monty Cantsin. They met one another over a very long time. The played in each others bands from time to time. Then they started one together. They play a weird mix of post-punk/prog-rock with a skimpy side of math rock. Oh yeah, and sometimes a lot of effects. And sometimes one of them will play all by themselves and send shivers down your spine. And sometimes they litter the stage with fake protest signs. And sometimes they wear masks. And sometimes they don't. Sometimes they tell jokes and sometimes they have others tell them on their behalf. They listen to a lot of math rock and 70's avant-garde rock. They really like Pixies and drinking scotch that sometimes tastes like gasoline. They define themselves as Neoists and do everything in the name of Neoism. Or do they? Or is that the point? Did I lose you?