This is the latest album from The Reigning Monarchs, with the production costs being made possible by their fans. This newest effort contains a mix of influences and genre-bending styles from surf-ska punkabilly to gothic modern loungecore. Black Sweater Massacre is the only album of its kind and the only one you'll need... til we decide to make another.
released 24 September 2013
The Reigning Monarchs - Black Sweater Massacre
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Michael Eisenstein
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe
All songs written by The Reigning Monarchs (Behrendt, Eisenstein, Hawkins & Sinta)
Except Frankenstein Ska by Byron Lee
The Monarchs are:
Michael Eisenstein - Guitar, Keyboards
Greg Behrendt - Guitar, Some yelling
David Hawkins - Bass
Blair Sinta - Drums and Percussion
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone and French Horn
Eugene Toale - Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Horn arrangements by Lee Thornburg
Drums Recorded by Craig Frank
Recorded in Los Angeles at Steakhouse Recording. Pickford Studio and The End Of The World
Art Direction: Angelo Warner
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Model: Andrea Wasse
For Press Requests: Dawn Kamerling at The Press House (firstname.lastname@example.org
The Above and Beyond Crowd:
Blake Walters! Maudie McCormick! Laura Bromley! Wil Anderson! and Stu Gilkison!
Blair, The Hawk, Lee and Eugene for RULING, Andrew Samples, Justine Ungaro, Chris Zerby, Jeff Russo, Seth Miller and Johnny Indovina at Schecter Guitar Research, Joe Sib and his crew at Side One Dummy, Brian Torres and SKB Cases, Pete Caldes, Ed Valauskas, Mitch Marine, Ryan McMillan, Glenn White, Tom Polce, Dave "Man Tits" Anthony, Karen at Indie Gogo, PF Flyers, Laramie Dean, Zane Williams, Estoy Merchandise, Kristen Behrendt.
Extra special piles of thanks to our families for enduring this process.