September 14, 2017

The first thing that hits me about any song is the melody. I love words, but the melody hits first. For me, words can’t save a bad melody, but a great melody can save the shit out of some bad words.

Next is the chord progression. Sometimes, that is more something you fe...

August 29, 2017

Does it matter if you were right in predicting the end of the world? If it ends, you still lose. Everything is dying, but you’re not dead yet. I still see people out at shows.

So why even try? Maybe it’s passion, maybe it’s boredom, maybe it’s you, maybe it’s all of tho...

March 30, 2017

Here's the first in a series where I break down what some of these songs are all about. First is the song, then the lyrics, and then the story of what's all about. 


I don’t really wanna care no more

Black and blue you know I feel so sore

But I’m not a broken man


January 31, 2017

It's tough to think of anything right now other than the tense political atmosphere in our country. There have been tough moments in US history. It remains to be seen where this will lie in comparison, but it will certainly be among the toughest. 

As a band, we've been...

January 6, 2017

2016 had a lot of levels of crazy to go around.

The year kicked off with an amazing album by David Bowie. The single Backstar was released in late 2015 and was one of my favorite songs when the album dropped. Things seemed promising. Then one morning as I was singing Bl...

August 9, 2016

A couple of months ago we released our debut EP, Take What You Can Take. I documented a lot of the process on this site. The EP was the culmination of a lot of work from more than just us. We remain very excited to share the music with the world and hope folks are enjo...

June 3, 2016

Our first single is here. This week we released the single and video for the song Everybody (Take What You Can Take). Both can be found in the media section of the site. It’s nice to finally share some music.


Everybody was the first song the band played together on our...

May 26, 2016

On June 17 we celebrate the release of our debut EP, Take What You Can Take. Since a big piece of how people will experience this band is through the recording, here’s the story behind that process.


The band had been preparing to record, since we first started playing...

May 18, 2016

We are excited to formally announce our first music release, an EP titled Take What You Can Take. The EP is a collection of five songs that were recorded at 1867 and mixed at Q Division between January and May of 2016. James Bridges was the engineer and Jon Lupfer was...

May 11, 2016


This Saturday, May 14, Pale Monsters plays our first show as a band at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. I haven’t played a first show in a new band, since I played with the Peppermint Patties as part of Boston Band Crush’s One Night Band back in 2009. That was designed...

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