"...every track on Monsters is adventurous, melodic, inventive rock that doesn’t leave you wanting. The centerpiece, “Othello,” is thunderous, ponderous, and tinged with tragedy—it sounds like a much bigger band than the mere three-piece of Strutz, his brother Brady Strutz, and drummer Andrew Shepherd." -Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury
Released January 22, 2013
Chandler Strutz – Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizers, Percussion, Piano
Andrew Shepherd – Drums, Background Vocals, Percussion, Piano, Glockenspiel
Brady Strutz – Bass Guitar
Todd Harlow – Engineer/ Saxophone
Mandy Gawf – Cello
Nate Purscelley – Trumpet
Recorded by Just Lions
Mixed by Rian Lewis
Mastered by Evan Hodge, Blackhorse Masters
All songs written by Chandler Strutz
Just Lions draws influence from artists such as The Beatles, Ben Folds Five, Cake, The Carolines, Death Cab For Cutie, Elliott Smith, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Radiohead, Spoon, The Strokes, Weezer, Wilco, and many more...
The band has released two EPs to date, both self-recorded. Their most recent release, Monsters, is the first in a planned series of three-song EPs. Both Monsters and the first EP, Athena, are available for “pick your price” on bandcamp, or on www.justlions.com.