I'd say it's power pop/indie rock/alt country with splashes of electronic dance music. All in all it's rock ‘n roll, but no one ever gets away with saying that nowadays.
A lot of our favorite bands call Chicago their hometown, and there's also a huge, thriving local scene. A lot of our friends are in great local bands, and we'd be lying if we said it doesn't affect us somehow. I don't think it's overt, but I'm sure Chicago sneaks in there subconsciously.
I love playing live. There's no other thing like it. I feel a bit anxious before a show, but once we start playing that disappears.
I play bass in Brendan's band, so I've known him for a while now. Playing on the road with him is always a good time, and it was doubly cool bringing Future Monarchs along. I think the 2 bands are very different in some ways but very similar at the core. Story from the road? There are too many. Driving on the left side of the road for the first time was a trip - going to Amsterdam and experiencing that whole thing was great. The other dudes in Brendan's band have seen and done some amazing things, so having a beer with them and hearing some of their tour stories is always a good time.
You would hear Begin by Millennium.
We're recording our 1st full length right now at a studio we helped build in Chicago. It's produced and engineered by us, and Josh Shapera and Pat Sansone. Hopefully it's out early next year.
I lived across the street from Bobby and met him when I was five. I met Justin in middle school and Kevin in high school. Justin used to live in the same town as Billy before moving to my town which is how we know Billy.
I think the current state is bad for the bands, monetarily speaking, but speaking as a music fan, I think it's a great time. There has never been so much great music. But being in a band right now, I've definitely seen how it can be rough to get by.
I would want to work with Paul McCartney. Not just because the Beatles are my favorite band but because he seems like he'd be nicer than John.
Smashing 2 words together over and over again - I think we liked the ambiguity of it.
Here is a taster of what Future Monarchs make.