Sea Monsters have built a reputation by playing music for the right reasons. Lead by roots-punk rocker Christian McNeill and using his songs for ammunition, the band consistently features the best singer/songwriters and players to grace the music community in Boston and Cambridge, MA.
What started as an “anything goes” acoustic forum for a group of songwriters to work on each other’s creations has evolved into Boston’s most electric live act—usually eight-strong on any given night and always welcoming guest musicians. As a result, Sea Monsters have steadily won over a following and built a loyal community, all without the help of modern promotional tools. No website. No Facebook page. No Myspace or Twitter account. Just word of mouth and most importantly, the positive energy that comes from an honest-night’s live experience. There's no faking it here. Just songs.
Having recently closed the books on their Boston Music Award-winning three-year Sunday residency at Precinct—a cool, dimly lit spot that used to be the headquarters of the Somerville police station—the band has taken to the legendary Q Division Studios to capture the vibe. This is the same room that local greats like Morphine, Aimee Mann, Peter Wolf, Dropkick Murphy’s, and the Pixies have all used to make their bread.
Christian McNeill - Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Songs
Lyle Brewer - Lead Guitar
Jess Dee - Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Mike Miksis - Bass
Tom Arey - Drums
Ben Zecker - Keyboards
John Aruda - Saxophone
Scott Aruda - Trumpet
Tim Gearan - Background Vocals on "Don't Make Me Wait"
Matthew Glover- Mandolin on "Battle Flag" (bonus digital track)
Produced by Ed Valauskas
Recorded and Mixed by Pat DiCenso at Q Division Studios