Old Monk started out as an internet collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Joshua Carrafa and drummer Ian Burns. The band came together in Brooklyn, picked up PINE*am's Tsugumi Takashi on bass and recorded their debut EP. The band has been getting some strong press and they are currently working on their debut full-length.
- "Exceptional drumming and creative licks create this band playing out of Brooklyn, New York. Their sound is captivating and extremely catchy." -- The Daily Consciousness
- "The intro suggests something psychedelic, but slides into a choppy rock blast. The opening flourish catches your attention, but the body of the song is just a fine piece of guitar pop. This is definitely one for fans of certain ’90s Glaswegian guitar bands, right down to the vocals." -- Review of the track "Butter & Toast" on BushwickBK.com
Old Monk are playing a pre-CMJ show tomorrow night at Legion Bar in East Williamsburg (790 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211-2514).