Rob Montejo’s previous band Smashing Orange was one of the original American shoegaze bands, peers of Lush, Ride, and Swervedriver. Smashing Orange released 4 records and 2 singles (including UK releases), toured the USA, UK and Europe, and were signed to MCA Records. Monika Bullette sang in the alternative band NERO, drummed for Licorice Roots, and was one of the first musicians to capture the power of the Internet by releasing the Bullette debut album “The Secrets” on the web in 2005.
Since becoming a duo, Rob and Monika have taken their moody sonic maelstrom through the Northeast Corridor, Midwest, West Coast, and UK to rapt audiences. Self-managed and self-booked, they have played with Cold War Kids, Chairlift, The Dirty Projectors, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Spindrift, amongst many.
They recorded the five song EP Clouds of People in Rob’s studio. It was self-released under Fridabear Records in 2006 to critical praise. “The fuzz rock anthem “Now Would Be”, the sublime “Hang On”, and the pop stunner “The Go Go Go” are among the best tunes you’re likely to hear this year.” - The Big Takeover
Their DIY ethic has taken them to tour the UK in 2006 and twice to California in 2007 (including a performance at the Clean Air, Clear Stars Festival). The sweeping “Hang On” video was filmed in a classic Richard Neutra home in Los Angeles. They frequently packed up the Volvo wagon to tour throughout the Midwest and East Coast.
Recording of the debut album Bourgeois Beat began in 2008, but due to an unforeseen medical problem, Rob was unable to play guitar for most of the year. Recording resumed in 2009 and the record was released in August. The cryptic beach motel video for “Truth Is” was shot on Super 8mm.
The Sky Drops are now on the road with plans to tour worldwide.
Edited by theskydrops on 18 Aug 2009, 16:22
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