Monk Tamony was born over drinks in a downtown Lower East Side bar. After realizing he'd been writing songs for a band that didn't exist, TJ Rosenthal (vocals, guitar) walked the new material over to long time friend Joe Zdaa (drums, vocals). Days later, rehearsals were officially underway. Their sound is an amalgamation of the band’s biggest influences from the British invasion to classic soul and punk which has fast earned them attention for their exciting live shows. The duo released their self titled debut EP in the summer of 2016. Their single "Leaders" was voted Q Magazine track of the day. In addition to live stints throughout various regions of the US in 2017, the band enjoyed festival stops in 2017 at both SXSW in Austin and the Desert Stars Festival. The first single off the duo’s upcoming EP, THE GOOD SIDE was released in late January of 2018. It quickly saw heavy rotation on college radio stations throughout the US. The EP and single were produced by Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes.