the monophonics 2007-2008 biography
With “Losers Day Parade”, the monophonics are bringing their ‘A’ Game and win or lose they can proudly stand behind the music they made. The follow up to 2004’s “Unified Theory of Everything” marks the recording debut of new singer Erik Yurkovich, who joined in late 2005. While the wide variety of music that was present on their debut is still present (hard rock, to classic alternative and booze drenched rock) the material represents a giant leap forward. This comes as no surprise to the band who debuted as a semi-finalist in the 2005 Graffiti Rock Challenge. Through constant live performing and songwriting, what once was an experiment in throwing everything at the wall and see what sticks has evolved into a rock band that will venture out into the fringe of ethereal piano epics with tracks such as“Jo” to straight up hard rock of “Don’t.” The band again has writing contributions from all 5 members with Yurkovich bringing the inspired rock of “Alive”, a second helping of 50-60’s Sun Records rock from Steve Linhart on “When You Call My Name”, and the pulse pound of “St. Patrick’s Day” composed by Jamie Linhart. The thread throughout the record is the stellar bombastic guitar work from ace 6 stringer Jim Holland and another batch of catchy, well composed, alternative rock from main songsmith, multi-instrumentalist, and studio ace, Jazz. The band will be playing everywhere that will have them in the next 2 years in support of the cd and the lead single “(I Can’t Tell You) Goodbye”.
“Loser’s Day Parade” is the musical equivalent of Rocky I. They make this music because they love music…and that is all that matters…..if it sells 1 or 1 million…it an artistic victory. They will stand behind what they created and will do it again so long as the love of music and art is there.
“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi