Moneen

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Moneen
Moneen 2009.jpg
Moneen in 2009
Background information
OriginBrampton, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, post-hardcore, emo
Years active2000 (2000)–present
LabelsDine Alone, Vagrant, Smallman
Associated actsAlexisonfire, Black Lungs, Cunter, Seas, BR/DGES
Websitemoneen.ca
MembersKenny Bridges
Chris 'The Hippy' Hughes
Haris Cehajic
Erik Hughes
Peter Krpan
Past membersSteve Nunnaro
Mark Bowser
Chris Slorach

Moneen (sometimes stylised as .moneen.) is a Canadian indie rock band from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

The band formed in 1999 after the dissolution of another band, called Perfectly Normal. Moneen's original bass player, Mark Bowser, was replaced by Chris Slorach (Nu Chris), who left the band after the release of The Theory of Harmonial Value.[1] Erik Hughes (who played bass for the band on their first Canadian tour) later became the permanent bass player for the band.

The band recorded their first EP Smaller Chairs for the Early 1900s in Kenny's basement. They then re-released it on Smallman Records with their second album "The Theory of Harmonial Value", the band's next release was Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now in 2003. The album appeared on the !earshot National Top 50 chart in August, 2003.[2]

Moneen later signed to Vagrant Records.[3] Smallman Records still distributes their albums in Canada. In 2005 they released a split EP with friends Alexisonfire on Dine Alone Records, on which each band covered two of the other's songs, plus one original song.

In 2005, director Alex Liu followed the band through the recording process for The Red Tree, filming a documentary entitled The Start to This May Be the End to Another. The Red Tree was released on April 11, 2006 on CD and vinyl. The vinyl release of The Red Tree was limited to 300 copies. On April 21 of 2012 Moneen will re-pressed The Red Tree on vinyl, limited once again to 500 copies. The documentary was released as part of The Moneen DVD: It All Started with a Red Stripe on May 13, 2008.[4] The DVD had been nominated for a Juno Award for Music DVD of The Year.[5]

In March 2008, Moneen parted ways with their drummer Peter Krpan, who decided to start a solo project named One Grand Canyon; the band recruited drummer Steve Nunnaro as a permanent replacement.

Moneen began recording their fourth studio album The World I Want to Leave Behind in December 2008,; it was was released September 15, 2009 with Dine Alone Records.[6] They released it on CD and vinyl. The vinyl release had a bonus track called "Dark & Ugly".[7] The band went on tour in the United States to support the album, including a stop in Los Angeles at the Troubadour.[8]

In 2010, Peter Krpan re-joined Moneen as the permanent drummer. The band opened for several dates on Alexisonfire's farewell tour in December 2012,[9] however the band had performed very little throughout 2012 and continuing into 2013, without officially announcing the future of the band.

Chris, Erik, and Peter formed a new band in 2013 named Seas, and signed a deal with Black Box Music.[10] They have been touring since. Kenny plays in a band called Cunter and is the guitar tech for The Sheepdogs. Since 2014, Kenny has regularly toured with Say Anything playing guitar for them. Kenny released an EP in August 2015 under the title "BR/DGES" called "Love and Hate".

In 2016, Moneen performed in Toronto at Cuchulainn's Irish Pub[11], and in 2017 the band played a four-date tour for the 10th anniversary of The Red Tree, held at Lee's Palace in Toronto.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Mark Bowser: bass guitar (2000)
  • (Nu) Chris Slorach: bass guitar (2000–2001)
  • Steve Nunnaro: drums, percussion (2008–2010)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

DVDs[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "No Better Way To Show Your Love Than A Set Of Broken Legs" (2002)
  • "Tonight, I'm Gone..." (2002)
  • "Life's Just Too Short Little Ndugu" (2003)
  • "Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now?" (2003) Directed by Jeff Scheven
  • "Start Angry... End Mad" (2004) Directed by Jeff Scheven
  • "Passing Out in America/Accidents Are on Purpose" (2006) Directed by Marc Ricciardelli
  • "If Tragedy's Appealing, Then Disaster's an Addiction" (2006) Directed by Shane Drake
  • "Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do" (2006) Directed by Matt Bass
  • "Hold That Sound" (2009) Directed by Michael Maxxis

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aux.tv/2013/09/13-classic-canadian-emo-bands-you-might-have-forgotten-about/
  2. ^ "The National Top 50 For the Week Ending: Tuesday, August 12, 2003". !earshot
  3. ^ Billboard Picks: Moneen. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 5 July 2003. p. 30. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Moneen to release "It All Started with a Red Stripe" DVD". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  5. ^ Persaud, Travis "Conversations: Moneen's Kenny Bridges" at "Exclaim!" October 2009.
  6. ^ "Kenny Bridges (Moneen)". Punk News, interview by Ben Conoley, 2009.
  7. ^ "Acoustic Moneen Show @ CTO « well damn!". Welldamn.wordpress.com. 2008-12-20. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  8. ^ "Interview: Moneen - 22/11/2009. Alter the Press, Jon Ableson
  9. ^ "Alexisonfire / Moneen Sound Academy, Toronto, ON, December 26". Exclaim!, By Melody Lau, Dec 27, 2012
  10. ^ "Moneen Members Announce Debut Album as Seas, Sign with Black Box and Share New Song". Exclaim. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  11. ^ "Moneen Cuchulainn's Irish Pub, Mississauga ON, November 1". Exclaim!, By Bradley Zorgdrager, Nov 02, 2016

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