The Monday After's self-titled, debut EP is now available on iTunes and other online retailers. Listen to samples of all four songs below and then share them with everybody you know. Visit them on Facebook for news and upcoming events.
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Seth and Jaz formed what was to become The Monday After in December of 2010. The rainy season in Seattle. The time of year when all you can do is hang out in a dark studio and make music. And that’s what they did. Haunting, introspective, and beautiful music. A combination of intense lyrics and sparse yet complex arrangments. As Seth says, “I grew up listening to old blues, jazz, and rock records. Great singers and great songwriters. Albert King, I Wanna Get Funky. Anytime you hear horns or strings in our music, that’s where it came from. Mixed with some nineties style hip hop and everything that Jaz does and where she’s from and it forms this sound. I’ve been able to work with some amazing engineers and producers. Local guys like Stevie Ademak and Garey Shelton, as well as national guys like Phil Nicolo and Lawrence Gelburd. I take a little piece from everyone.”
Jaz is from a musical family. She grew up hanging out in the recording studios and jazz clubs where her parents played. “I remember sitting in the back seat on long road trips up the coast of California, we would listen to Dori Cheyimi, Sade, Billie Holiday or the crazy Zydeco band my dad was in…while my sister and I only wanted to hear The Cranberries or Nirvana. Sometimes we would visit my aunt and uncle in Aberdeen where my aunt would play the piano and my dad and Uncle Ernie would play clarinet in the elks clubs big band. Sade was really the artist that showed me where I wanted to be.” I’ll let Jaz explain how their collaboration began. “We met at a little old bar where Seth was playing guitar in a fusion band. Though I think he saw me sing in a soul band a little while before that. I remember the first time we went into his studio - this crazy old building with brick and so many hallways it was like a maze. Every kind of band you can think of playing and the smell of old beer and sweat.”
And from there the songs just poured out, four of which are available now on their new, self-titled EP. Take some time to get to know The Monday After . They’ll take you on a journey.
April 28th, 8pm - A Listening Party and live performance at The White Rabbit. Wear your good clothes!
The Monday After. A needed addition to the music world! Their debut release, self-titled “The Monday After” is out now. I happened to sneak a peek and I am blown away. You will be too. -member of Jones Patrol