New single and video “Canna-Vision” from Brooklyn-based punk powerhouse MONTE. The first single from their upcoming album produced by platinum record producer Barb Morrison (Blondie, Franz Ferdinand), “Canna-Vision” narrates lead singer / guitarist Caitlin Montclare’s experience re-entering into the workforce following the haze of the pandemic.
Sonically, the song is a shout out to the California pop-punk bands of the 80’s and 90’s, bands like NOFX, Pennywise and Lagwagon. Their nostalgic punk rock drum rhythm, fast guitars, walking bass-lines and hot-tinged vocals blast off from the beginning to the end of the song. On the taxing effects of the 9-5 cycle that inspired the song, Montclare remarks, “Why come into work, when we are undervalued in the workplace? We might as well sit home, smoke weed, and be blissfully unaware of the crumbling world we live in. We should be neck deep in our art, not our work. Wouldn’t that be something?”
MONTE is a punk band made up of Caitlin Montclare (Vocals and Guitar), Meghan Rose (Harmonies and Bass) and Ismael Baiz (Drums). The band’s first full-length album is due out late Spring/early Summer of 2024 and is being produced by platinum record producer Barb Morrison, and mixed by Grammy Award nominated Dan Malcsh and Jeremy Kinney.
MONTE was formed by singer and lead guitarist, Caitlin Montclare in 2017, later adding drummer and audio engineer, Ismael Baiz, and bassist Meghan Rose to the official line- up. Since becoming MONTE, the band has released several singles, two EPs and performed more than 50 shows throughout the United States, including renowned New York venues such as “The Knitting Factory” and “The Bowery Electric”.
MONTE is influenced by a lot of bands from the late 80’s and early 90’s such as punk bands The Lunachicks, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Offspring and metal bands like Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Plasmatics. Montclare takes an old school sound and puts her own spin on it with the band adding interesting chord changes, riffs, and song structure. Drummer, Ismael Baiz likes to call this “The MONTE pocket”