Monotonix Releasing New Album, Massive Tour (Santo’s, Market Hotel) + Siren Pics

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival (07/18/09)
Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival
Photos: Jon Klemm

There were a few things I knew about Monotonix before the show, and that was that they spend a lot of time in the crowd. Nevertheless, I was shocked to see them actually set up in the crowd. With what must be the longest and strongest cables known to man, Monotonix moved through the crowd with a fury, never spending too much time in any single location so that everyone in the crowd could catch a good view of them. Topping even that, the band spent a fair amount of time playing while crowd surfing, which is what I was excited to see. The sea of bodies packed tightly into Coney Island’s B-stage was plenty sufficient to keep the band up as well as the innumerable crowd-surfers afloat throughout the set. Undoubtedly one of the most intense sets I’ve ever caught, Monotonix is a must see! [Backseat Sandbar]

Monotonix are currently on a massive international tour that will bring them back to NYC on October 9 and 10 for shows at Santo’s Party House and Market Hotel respectively. Monotonix’s new album, Where Were You When It Happened?, is being released domestically by Drag City in September 2009.

Montonix album art, tour dates and more Siren pictures after the jump.

Monotonix - Where Were You When It Happened?

New Monotonix Record!
the working title is “where were you when it happend?”
8 songs, some of them played at recent tours, and most of them will be played in upcoming summer tours and festivals.

30 minutes long. short and sweet. gets pretty fast and fun sometimes and pretty slow and heavy at other times. we like it. hope you will too.

coming out on CD & Vinyl on Drag City in U.K in August and U.S/Europe in September. [Monotonix MySpace Blog]

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix at Siren Music Festival

Monotonix 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 22 2009 Parklife Festival Milan
Jul 23 2009 The Menagerie Belfast
Jul 24 2009 Crawdaddy Dublin
Jul 25 2009 Supersonic Festival Birmingham
Aug 07 2009 Off Festival Myslowice
Aug 09 2009 Festival Les Nuits Secretes Aulnoye Aymeries
Aug 12 2009 Oya Festival Oslo
Aug 14 2009 Way Out West Festival Goteborg
Aug 16 2009 Summer Sundae Festival Leicester
Aug 17 2009 The Marquee Norwich
Aug 18 2009 Fibbers York
Aug 19 2009 Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh
Aug 20 2009 Stereo Glasgow
Aug 22 2009 Start the Bus Bristol
Aug 23 2009 The Engine Room Brighton
Aug 24 2009 The Garage London
Sep 01 2009 Bitan 1 w/ Faith No More, Dinosaur Jr. Tel Aviv
Sep 13 2009 Monolith Festival Morrisson, Colorado
Sep 15 2009 Casbah San Diego, California
Sep 16 2009 The Smell Los Angeles, California
Sep 17 2009 The Independent San Francisco, California
Sep 18 2009 Roseland Theatre w/ Bad Brains Portland, Oregon
Sep 19 2009 Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Sep 20 2009 The Big Room Olympia, Washington
Sep 21 2009 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia
Sep 22 2009 Visual Arts Collective Boise, Idaho
Sep 24 2009 Rubber Gloves Denton, Texas
Sep 25 2009 Emo’s Outside Austin, Texas
Sep 26 2009 Super Happy Fun Land Houston, Texas
Sep 27 2009 One Eyed Jack’s New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 28 2009 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sep 29 2009 Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Sep 30 2009 Murphy Building Indianapolis, Indiana
Oct 01 2009 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 02 2009 Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 03 2009 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Oct 04 2009 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Oct 05 2009 Now That’s Class Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 06 2009 Bug Jar Rochester, New York
Oct 07 2009 The Velvet Underground Toronto, Ontario
Oct 08 2009 Casbah Hamilton, Ontario
Oct 09 2009 Santo’s Party House New York, New York
Oct 10 2009 Market Hotel Brooklyn, New York
Oct 11 2009 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 13 2009 Rock’n’roll Hotel Washington DC, Washington DC
Oct 14 2009 Plaza Bowl Richmond, Virginia
Oct 15 2009 The Pour House Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct 16 2009 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 17 2009 Exit/In Nashville, Tennessee

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