Monte has today released their new EP titled ‘This Is Monte’. Think old school rock meets modern day f*ck you sprinkled with originality. You would never know that this was a three piece until you look at a picture. This EP doesn’t let up at all. Not for a second. This takes me back to when punk was cool with the likes of NOFX, TSOL, and more. Harden the edges like sharpening a knife and you have Monte. Add a little melody and you really have Monte. This is music is. And, hopefully, coming back to.
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Monte was formed by singer and lead guitarist, Caitlin Montclare in 2017, later adding drummer and audio engineer, Ismael Baiz, and bassist Meghan Rose to the official line-up. Since becoming Monte, the band has released several singles, two EPs and performed more than 50 shows throughout the United States, including renowned New York venues such as “The Knitting Factory” and “The Bowery Electric” Monte will be announcing streaming dates and live tour dates for the summer 2022 in addition to their single and upcoming EP This is Monte.
Monte is influenced by a lot of bands from the late 80’s and early 90’s such as punk bands The Lunachicks, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Offspring and metal bands like Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Plasmatics. Montclare takes an old school sound and puts her own spin on it with the band adding interesting chord changes, riffs, and song structure. Drummer, Ismael Baiz likes to call this “The Monte pocket”