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New York City Indie Duo releases the next installment off their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, Monk Tamony, set for June 24 release. “Greatest Armies” is available on all digital outlets today. The song is inspired by the concept of resilience and fortitude while being surrounded by opposition that can appear in many forms. Hoping and praying can only do so much to help.
The third single follows previously released “Leaders” and band’s debut single “Back Of The Building.” Pancakes and Whiskey raved, “the track is rife with rolling guitar riffs and a solid backbeat which gets our blood pumping for more fun from this new exciting duo.” Most recently, second single “Leaders” premiered as Q Magazine’s Track Of The Day. The accompanying official music video shot at Overthrow Gym on Bleecker Street in New York City can be seen here. Overthrow Gym is inside of a building that was once the home base to prominent counterculture leaders. The Yippie party’s headquarters were based there, and anarchists like Abbie Hoffman would often frequent the building as well. Inspired by social and political activism, Monk Tamony filmed the “Leaders” video on this years Super Tuesday. The band notes, “As for the boxing motif, in connection with the current political climate, you can form your own opinion there!
Comprised of TJ Rosenthal (Vocals, Guitar) and Joe Zdaa (Drum, Vocals), the stellar, two piece band produces super charged, hard driving rock with unmistakable New York City attitude.
Zdaa and Rosenthal first met in 2002 at Dark Room, a discreetly hidden bar on Ludlow Street on Manhattans Lower East Side. Joe was a bartender, describes Rosenthal. And I was a DJ and a regular patron. It was always a scene, and Id go some nights just make sure I wasnt missing anything.
In the fall of 2015, Monk Tamony put the finishing touches on their debut EP. The dynamic duo has already garnered new fans along both coasts and while Zdaa and Rosenthal might call Monk Tamony a happy accident, its clear that theyre purposeful about their craft. Their EP is coming later this summer and will be available for purchase on vinyl.I cant wait to see where the Monk Tamony story goes, shares Rosenthal. The fun part is not knowing. But, as long as we continue to make songs that mean something to us, well continue to put them out there.