The Mondays are an original pop rock band out of NYC. Their catchy, radio friendly style has won them fans and friends throughout the northeast…. a bundle of interesting parts working better as a whole…everyone contributing their own unique brand of mental and emotional disorder to the group…whether it’s Don’s neurotic episodes and sweet harmonies, Kevin’s hair band like exuberance and powerful fills, Ken’s perpetual perfectionism and pop lyric genius, or John’s giant Ego and slashing guitar…when you put it all together, it’s magic. The Mondays have opened for such acts as Cheap Trick, Everclear, and Ace Frehley The Mondays have recently appeared on NBC’s Star Tomorrow Series featuring Grammy Winner David Foster Mondays Music will be featured this fall in the Fox Pilot “Subtitutes” and on MTV’s “logo” network The Mondays have released two full length Cd’s …1998’s The Mondays..and 2006’s StoryTeller
The Mondays " best days" off the CD storyteller...2006 harborgate recordsDuration: 02:15
" Now and Then " performed by the mondaysDuration: 02:16
the mondays perform " Alone"Duration: 02:23
the mondays single "anyone like me" I like Anyone...anyone like ME, get it ?Duration: 02:02
"follow" performed by the mondays off of the Storyteller CD 2006Duration: 02:52
the mondays perform the haunting tune "time"Duration: 02:24
The Mondays tune: " Without You " available wherever fine music is sold...Duration: 01:52
our Music Video for Now and Then... ! see it here first !Duration: 02:16
my band the mondays being interviewed for woozyfly by mlb.com's justin kutcherDuration: 08:34
the mondays newest video ! Anyone Like Me !Duration: 02:00
New York seems to be going through a musical renaissance at present and here is it`s latest protege, The Mondays, a power popped rock band from the heart of NYC. This is their long awaited second album, Storyteller, released by Harborgate Records. A 12 track power pop extravaganza drenched with echoes of the past whilst keeping a raw modern edge, and that`s just the way we like it! This 4 piece combo are, Ken Carmen on Vocals & Keys, Kev Gonzalez on Percussion, Don Cook on Bass & Backing Vocals & John Aita on Guitars. Packing a punch, The Mondays, have been touring up and down the USA as well as appearing on TV, on NBC`s "Star Tomorrow" show. According to their promo pack, "Their live shows are legendary for being the most fun you can have with your clothes on!", all righty then lets have it! Starting off this funfest is the track, "Best Days", fantastic opener, in fact, this tune went straight into our top 20 after only one day on the stream, "Now & Then", catchy tune indeed, I keep thinking I`ve heard this on a film somehow, "Anyone Like Me", Green Day influenced punkier side of Indie, "No Better", another bouncy catchy sunshine power popper, "When I Think About You", is this Good Charlotte?, "Time", guitar heaven pure US indie rock, "Believe", great track, jangly guitar work and rhythmic vocals by Carmen & Cook, certainally my pick on the bunch, "Alone", half way through the CD and I`ve become a Mondays fan! outstanding!, "Follow", more Indiness from the guys, nice tune, "The Way It Goes", more punk influnced powerpop, think Lurkers cum Buzzcocks, "Time of Your Life", can`t help but think of Secret Affair punk`d & last but not least it`s, "Without You", Guitar Riffs aplenty, bouncy, catchy, yes ladies & gentlemen, The Mondays are here! take a bow Carmen & Co. Wow! I`m really lost for words, 12 sharp shocks packed into this CD, think of Bowling For Soup or Good Charlotte mixed with a hint of punkiness from the likes of Green Day & The Buzcocks. Expect to hear more from these guys in the near future as this CD`s a monster! A surefire hit with the Indie crowd! and I tell you now, these guys would go down a storm over here in the UK. What a great start to the New Year, reviewing this CD, it`s so good I implore you to get a copy now!http://www.modradiouk.net/index.php?ind=reviews&op=entry_view&iden=129
The Mondays are a good pop-punk band.
The music on "STORYTELLER" is filled with waves of 3 and 4 chord pop-punk rockers strung together in a manner that puts emphasis on every bar chord and catchy chorus. This formula works. The Mondays are at the head of the power-punk class.
All of the songs on the "STORYTELLER" disc have catchy reference points. Even in the distortion based din of some of the material, the lessons of listening to the Beatles, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Gin Blossoms, and Green Day is apparent. Tunes like "Now And Then" and "No Better" reflect this alchemy of styles. "Anyone Like Me" is a hook-filled song with a solid beat and effective Green Day like vocal phrasing.
Ken Carmen (Lead Vocals, Keyboards), Don Cook (Bass), John Aita (Guitar), and Kevin Gonzalez (Drums), all exhibit the musical chops to bring their Beatles meets the Ramones meets Green Day style to a wider audience.
The material is arranged in a radio-friendly manner. Harmonies are very nice, and give The Mondays a stylistic touch that is unique to them. The Mondays understand that to write a catchy tune you need some life experience, sensitivity, and effective communication skills.
Podcasting just seems to be a natural when it comes to promoting musicians and bands. When I first started the Long Island Podcast Network (www.lipodcastnetwork.com), I put out a couple of CraigsList ads and Ken Carmen from The Mondays was one of the first people to respond. Ken did not know anything about podcasting yet, but his attitude was that you need to be everywhere in order to get your name our there and I agree. Today, The Mondays are one of the most played bands on our podcast network.
So, who are The Mondays and should YOU play them on your podcast? This band sports pop alternative and as Lead Singer/Keyboardist Ken Carmen likes to say, their music is something anybody can dance to at a party, but can also relax to. The Mondays’ music is something similar to Green Day or The Ramones. They have opened such national acts as Cheap Trick, Cinderella, Vince Neil, Slaughter, Warrant, Ace Frehley, Firehouse, Joe Lynn Turner, Dee Snyder, Trixter, and Kix.
“The minute I got the phone call from Bruce C from The Long Island Podcast Network, I have been podcasted several times, and even had an appearance in Newsday, receiving several calls that day, November 30th, 2006, about it when the article released”, says Ken Carmen, lead singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of the Mondays. “It has been fun. As a member of a Northeast Independent pop rock quartet, The Mondays, podcasting has been a very good friend to me. As an artist, you appreciate any opportunity and exposure that comes your way. It can get rough out there! Since Steve Jobs released the Ipod, the entire industry went through some changes. We have received Emails from people who enjoyed our podcasts, and have noticed a significant increase in both physical and digital sales. While podcasting, I feel, is still somewhat in the embryonic stages, it will continue to grow, becoming a viable way to successfully promote your material and gain some exposure. It is technology at work, giving you some more creative ways to reach listeners, potential fans, in a way that was once not available to you. Something I recommend highly, especially, if you are looking to take your situation to the next level.”
The song Time or Alone are what I play often on my podcast shows, but the whole album Storyteller is excellent. You can purchase this album on their web site, which at the time of this writing is selling for $6.00 USD. You can sample their music on their Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/themondaysworldwide - Although, The Mondays are not currently listed on any podsafe music site, we have played them and they have been nothing but appreciative to us.