"Call it dad rock, call it heartland punk, call it Americana rock n' roll, call it whatever: the music of Mono In Stereo is proof that "mature" rock can still pack a punch. This band still cranks up the guitars and approaches songwriting like it's trying to move mountains. These guys demonstrate that getting older (I can say it because I'm their same age!) doesn't have to mean surrendering your passion or the urgency of your mission." - Lord Rutledge, Faster And Louder
Your favorite torn, frayed jeans. A stack of Marshalls. That leather jacket you broke in so well that it wears you, instead of the other way 'round.
Low-slung Les Pauls. Raising your fists to your favorite anthem.
Driving too damn fast on an open road through the heartland, thinking about what could have been.
Rum Bar Records is proud to present the other band from Rockford IL… Mono In Stereo!!
Formed by members of 90’s pop punk stalwarts Mulligan Stu, Billy Maynard, Kevin Kalen, and Mike Melenas packed up their 6 and 4 strings, stacked up the amps, grabbed a six-pack,
drove their van into the ground, and with new skin basher Jordan Acosta in tow, hit the garage,
cranked up the volume, and churned out some serious heartland rock ‘n’ roll anthems for the punk rock youth in all of us.
Saddle up to the Rum Bar and pound down " Long For Yesterday": 12 shots of adrenaline with
fist-pumping choruses, lyrics that’ll stick like gum to yer shoe, and belted-out vocals that’ll stand the test of time and appeal to fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Jesse Malin, Old 97’s, Lucero, Butch Walker, Husker Du, Superchunk...and that other band from Rockford IL, too.
Including the soon to be (or else!!) anthemic, gut-wrenching heartland hits “Long For Yesterday”; “Monty Nolder”; "Start Again"; "Feels Alright"; and "Woke Up in Haight" (cause it feels alright!!).
released June 23, 2015
Billy Maynard – Vocals, Guitar
Kevin Kalen – Vocals, Guitar
Jordan Acosta – Drums, Vocals
Mike Melenas – Bass, Vocals
Kris "Fingers" Rogers – Organ, Piano on Woke Up in Haight and Never Coming Down
Jessie Barden – Piano on Long for Yesterday
Marty Finkel – Organ, Piano on Monty Nolder
Warren Wiegratz - Saxophone on Monty Nolder
Paul Kennedy – Additional Percussion
Produced by Billy Maynard w/Mono In Stereo
Engineered by Billy Maynard w/Trisha Datema, Natalie Fores and Anthony Weber
Recorded at Paradyme Productions, Madison, WI and B-Town Rock City, Beloit, WI
Mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering
Rum Bar Records is turning into one of the absolute best labels for real rock and roll these days, if you haven't gotten hip to that trip. It's the boss sound from the Boss-town." - Bill Kelly, Bill Kelly's Teenage Wasteland WFMU
supported by 13 fans who also own “Long For Yesterday "the nice price"”
Beer! Fun! Shapely ladies! Load up the woodie and head to the beach with this super tasty can of Beach Boys-meets-Ramones suds. Nostalgic? Sure. Fun as a beach bunny after a six-pack? YOU BETCHA!!!! Good Stuff! thedoggboy