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Steve Aiello of Monty Are I

August 20, 2007 by  
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montyWhat do you do when there really isn’t an appropriate term to describe your band’s sound?  Why make up a new one term course.  Self-described “action” rockers Monty Are I are putting it mildly.  At first glance you may mistake them for a musical army with their cavalcade of musical artillery.  Sure they’ve got guitars, bass, drums, and keyboard but they don’t stop there…throw in some some brass – a trombone and a trumpet or two, and a few samples and then you’d be getting warm.  Speaking of warm, they guarantee to melt your faces off!  And melt faces they do.

With their latest release Wall Of People on Stolen Transmissions Records, Monty Are I (Steve Aiello on lead vocals and lead guitar, Ryan Muir on vocals, guitar and trumpet, Andrew Borstein on synth Keys, trombone, and vocals. Mike Matarese on bass, and Justin Muir on drums and sampling) have turned into touring pros, taking their traveling band all over the country and winning melted faces off everywhere they go.  It’s hard not to like this band, their passion sort of jumps off of the stage and punches you in the face – in a good way of course.  Their live set is mesmerizing, it’s sort of marching band meets guitar hero.  While their album rocks I think the real magic is their live performance.

Notable tracks on Wall of People include the fan favorite, Zelda tribute Castle Bound as well as the Dublin Waltz which is an ode to love, lust, and a whole lot of alcohol.  The album is an epic journey from start to finish.

Monty Are I are about to start a new tour with Yellowcard and Sum 41.  Check them out!!
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