the Monarch project

"...have you given it all to see the dream?"
Follow Highway 6 North past the one set of street lights in Durham…a few Kilometers out of town you come to Grey Road 12. Make a right. There’s no signs, or even a house…but a set of two driveways. Take the dirt one over a couple of hills and you’ll begin to recognize through the trees some structures. Pass the crumbling foundation of an old farm house and you’ve arrived. There’ll be someone waiting at the gate with a waiver stating you’re responsible for yourself, and basically whatever happens, you let happen. Here, you step into the unknown. It’s a collection of the most out of this world characters, all embracing the ‘peace and love’ culture of generations before. Sweet soulful Jams, campfire smoke rises from the tree tops in the valley, music echos off the walls of trees at dinner, and everything is flammable. The only law is, common sense. 

Follow Highway 6 North past the one set of street lights in Durham…a few Kilometers out of town you come to Grey Road 12. Make a right. There’s no signs, or even a house…but a set of two driveways. Take the dirt one over a couple of hills and you’ll begin to recognize through the trees some structures. Pass the crumbling foundation of an old farm house and you’ve arrived. 
There’ll be someone waiting at the gate with a waiver stating you’re responsible for yourself, and basically whatever happens, you let happen. 
Here, you step into the unknown. It’s a collection of the most out of this world characters, all embracing the ‘peace and love’ culture of generations before. Sweet soulful Jams, campfire smoke rises from the tree tops in the valley, music echos off the walls of trees at dinner, and everything is flammable. The only law is, common sense. 

The Monarch Project
Circa 2014

The Monarch Project
Circa 2014

There and Then…
The Monarch Project
live on The Barber Shop Podcast
February 26, 2014

*Contains explicit content

- Alison Novak 

- Alison Novak 

There was a moment when I forgot what I was doing and where I was. In that moment, we became the mountain on the horizon and they stood before us seeing our reflection in the crystal lake. We put a wave out that night that moved through the streets, bouncing and reverberating off of old buildings that drew people into our wake.And as soon as it began, I woke up and remembered it all as a dream.

There was a moment when I forgot what I was doing and where I was. In that moment, we became the mountain on the horizon and they stood before us seeing our reflection in the crystal lake.
We put a wave out that night that moved through the streets, bouncing and reverberating off of old buildings that drew people into our wake.
And as soon as it began, I woke up and remembered it all as a dream.

The Monarch Project - Dear Prudence
Song Written by John Lennon
Video Credit to Shannon L. Christie
Visual Effects Performed Live by Jason Steadman
the monarch project performing live June 31, 2013 @ Club Absinthe

"Open up your eyes"

Band on the run…

Band on the run…

The Morning after…someone had to pick up the gear. I borrowed a car. No, I don’t have a license. The sun was already shining…my faux Ray Bans hid my eyes from the bustling cafe, people out with their families for brunch. They have no idea what took place last night. Monumental in my mind…quickly that was put into perspective. *Task CompletedStep Two: Sell 270 more copies of “A Better Part of You”.

The Morning after…someone had to pick up the gear. I borrowed a car. No, I don’t have a license.
The sun was already shining…my faux Ray Bans hid my eyes from the bustling cafe, people out with their families for brunch. They have no idea what took place last night. Monumental in my mind…quickly that was put into perspective.
*Task Completed

Step Two: Sell 270 more copies of “A Better Part of You”.

Time for this thing to grow some wings…

Time for this thing to grow some wings…

I hold in my hand, the very first copy of “A Better Part of You / Desire”. This doesn’t officially go out until January 18th, 2013…but you can get a special advanced copy from http://www.themonarchproject.bandcamp.com Don’t wait though…the advance is limited to 50 copies. We’re including with the pre-sale a hand printed piece of artwork that should inspire.

I hold in my hand, the very first copy of “A Better Part of You / Desire”. This doesn’t officially go out until January 18th, 2013…but you can get a special advanced copy from http://www.themonarchproject.bandcamp.com
Don’t wait though…the advance is limited to 50 copies. We’re including with the pre-sale a hand printed piece of artwork that should inspire.