Monta at Odds
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Monta at Odds is the musical immersion of brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. The music is an adventure into the cosmos of krautrock, electronic, dub, psych and soul. Utilizing vintage analog gear, Monta at Odds are currently a 7-piece band featuring Dedric (bass and vocals), Delaney (synth and vocals), Zach Bozich (synths), Alexander Thomas (drums) and Adam Davies (guitar) of Janet the Planet, Aaron Osborne (percussion) of Expo ’70, and Matthew Hayden (percussion) of Kodascope.
Previously known as Monta, their first release was the acclaimed Unsuspecting album in 2005. The groups’ name was expanded soon after, along with the lineup of bandmembers. The subsequent release, 2008’s Gringo, served as their homage to Italian cinema. In 2009, Outono was released on limited edition clear vinyl. In October 2010, Upstairs Recordings released Fuoco Infernale worldwide. In March 2011, Upstairs Recordings re-released Unsuspecting with bonus tracks.
Their first release on Haymaker Records was 2014’s Robots of Munich. A concept album in tribute to the great novel and film Blade Runner, the storyline questions human and robot empathy, following a group of androids who survived the slaughter at the uprising in Munich. As they escape to South America, the small group delves into the crumbling culture in an attempt to grasp humanity and make the most of a limited lifespan spent evading the pursuit of the android hunter. More than just a mental adventure, the sonic tease of Robots of Munich is rife with deft contrasts of striking groundedness and elevated electronica, hinting toward a special blend akin to LCD Soundsystem, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, and Talking Heads. Short story segments and accompanying online visuals make Robots of Munich a nimble indirect sequel as well as an intriguing work of art on its own.
- Mysterious Clouds release new EP “My Head is Going Round”
Haymaker Records releases the EP My Head is Going Round by psychedelic rock group Mysterious Clouds on cassette, CD, and digital media on Friday May 25, 2018. My Head is Going Round is the fourth release for Mysterious Clouds and will be celebrated with release parties in Kansas City, MO and Lawrence, KS. The first album release concert will be held at The recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, on Thursday May 24th at 7PM. Haymaker Records artist Jorge Arana Trio will join the bill and be recording their set for a future live album release. Kansas City band Temp Tats will open the night. Saturday June 2nd, Lawrence will play host with a release party at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts Street, with CS Luxem and The Beholders.
Mysterious Clouds is the musical work of Kansas City, Kansas musician Dedric Moore with songwriting assistance from his brother Delaney Moore. The group formed in 2015 and includes several members from the brothers’ other band Monta at Odds. Mysterious Clouds was created to explore various forms of psychedelic music and the darker elements of nature with inspirations from 60’s Italian cinema, 70’s British TV action music, San Francisco hippie psychedelic rock, garage rock, and post-punk.
While recording the 2017 album Panic on the Noon Meridian, Delaney Moore (yes, the hidden brother) started feeding the band a steady stream of lost West Coast ’60s psychedelic music. These nuggets helped the band steer through the heavy vibe of the studio and inspired an outlet, a light from beyond, a way to come through this in one piece: the new My Head is Going Round EP.
Taryn Blake Miller, of Your Friend fame, has been an ally of the band since performing at KC Psych Fest II. Random meetings turned into hangouts and discussions about working together. Stars aligned and Taryn took a break from recording her second LP for Domino Recordings, stopped in at Monta At Odds HQ, and immediately became the sister of the guys. She got it! And even better, Taryn added vocals to the summer-vibe songs that take them to that higher atmosphere. Along for the ride are Adam Davies (Janet the Planet, Monta at Odds) on guitar, baritone guitar and vocals; Zach Bozich (Monta at Odds, In the Back of a Black Car) on synths, electric piano, and vocals; Matthew Hayden (Monta at Odds, Found a Job) on drums, Aaron Osborne (Monta at Odds, Expo 70) on percussion, Brian Hodes on bass and guitar; and Delaney Moore (Monta at Odds, Gemini Revolution) on additional synths.
The music on My Head is Going Round works its way through laconic grooves, reverb-drenched guitars, classic extended fuzz solos, mellotron orchestrations, Middle Eastern ragas, and tape echo’ed vocals. The EP is Perfect for driving, relaxing on the beach, low settings on the treadmill, foggy basements, and basking in the sun.
–Thu. May 24, 2018 – Kansas City, MO – EP RELEASE SHOW – The recordbar – Facebook Record Release Event
–Sat. June 2, 2018 – Lawrence, KS – EP RELEASE SHOW – Replay Lounge – Facebook Record Release Event
Pre-order “My Head is Going Round” EP now.
- Fairgrounds Vol. 2 It’s a wrap, the Fairgrounds Vol. 2 compilation is finally finished! This 16-track compilation will be released as a limited run of professionally replicated CDs and given as a free door gift at the Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party presented by Haymaker Records. A BIG BIG thanks to all of the artists that contributed music to this compilation. Copies will also be mailed out to independent radio stations across the United States (Use the contact form if you’d like for your radio station to receive a copy). If you’re into nostalgia and physical copies of music, CDs can be pre-ordered now and we’re selling these at cost because we just want the music to be heard. This release will also be available as a free download from this website or the Haymaker Records Bandcamp. Click the Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Product Page to view information on the compilation, stream audio, pre-order a copy of the CD, or download a copy for free.
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- Haymaker Records Showcase at Middle of the Map Fest 2016
Our friends at The Record Machine have been kind enough to invite Haymaker Records to be a part of the Middle of the Map Fest 2016 by providing us with a special label showcase. The Haymaker Records showcase will be on Wednesday, May 4th and will start at 6PM sharp at Mills Record Company (314 Westport Road, KCMO 64111) and features performances by Haymaker artists Be/Non, Jorge Arana Trio, and Monta at Odds. All three acts have brand new music to showcase with new albums out or on the way in 2016. This showcase is not to missed and this is the first time that all three acts have played together under one roof. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.
- Monta at Odds “Relentless Pursuit” (Official Video)
- 2015-07-22 KKFI Wednesday Midday Medley w/ Haymaker Records & KC Psych Fest
On 2015-07-22 KKFI 90.1FM Wednesday Midday Medley‘s Mark Manning interviews Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records about the Haymaker Records Summer Showcase Party and Brenton Cook & Dedric Moore about the KC Psych Fest 2015-08-01 Riot Room show. Featured music includes tracks by Schwervon!, Riala, HMPH!, Be/Non, Jorge Arana Trio, Ancient River, Psychotic Reaction, and Mysterious Clouds.
- Haymaker Records Summer / Fall 2015
There is a lot to be excited about this summer / fall with Haymaker Records. Here is what we can tell you about now. Individual details to come soon…
*HMPH! – Headrush LP (Random Opaque Vinyl) – July/August 2015
*Riala – Be Here | Be There LP (Milky Clear Vinyl) – September 2015
*Be/Non – Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic LP (Vinyl) – Fall 2015
*06/05 – Josey Records Soft Opening – Free performances by HMPH!, Riala, and Lazy as part of the soft opening for the new record store Josey Records – Kansas City.
*06/12 – 07/11 – Schwervon! begin a tour of the U.S..
*07/22 – Haymaker Records owner Brenton Cook will be a guest on Mark Manning’s Wednesday MidDay Medley program on KKFI Kansas City public radio.
*07/03 – Crossroads Block Party – Free block party run by Golden Sound Records, featuring Monta at Odds and Your Friend
*07/24 – Haymaker Records Showcase @recordBar – This is the first Haymaker Records showcase, featuring Riala, HMPH!, Be/Non, Schwervon!, and Jorge Arana Trio
- Monta at Odds Video “Android Dreams” Featured at European Media Art Festival
Robots of Munich Finds a Home at Long-Running European Media Art Festival
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Kansas City artist and videographer Barry Anderson will have featured his video for the Monta at Odds song “Android Dreams” at the European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany on April 25, 2015. The video will premier as part of the film program Tick Tack Ton. An institution since 1987, the European Media Art Festival is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art.
Synthesizer-based psychedelic rock band Monta at Odds released the album Robots of Munich on Kansas City independent record label Haymaker Records in November 2014. The storyline questions human and robot empathy, following a group of androids who survived the slaughter at the uprising in Munich. As they escape to South America, the small group delves into the crumbling culture in an attempt to grasp humanity and make the most of a limited lifespan spent evading the pursuit of the android hunter. Anderson’s video reflects these aesthetics throughout the presention.
The official video for “Android Dreams” can be viewed at vimeo.com/112441129. Review the schedule for the Tick Tack Ton program of European Media Art Festival at www.emaf.de/english/timetable/tick-tack-ton.html. Monta at Odds will be performing a special set of music as Mysterious Cloud on May 12th, 2015 at recordBar in Kansas City. Psych bands Ancient River and The Myrrors will be joining the show, presented by KC Psych Fest and Summer Moon. More details available at www.therecordbar.com/event/778687-ancient-river-kansas-city/
Discover the band, the label, and the album online at www.haymakerrecords.net. More Monta at Odds information is also available at www.montamusic.com. Information on the artistic works of Barry Anderson can be found at www.barryanderson.com.
- Musonomics Record Store Day Podcast
Haymaker Records is pleased to be a part of the very first episode of a new podcast called Musonomics through New York University’s Steinhardt Music Business Program. This episode delves into the current state of physical music retail in a conversation with James Donio of the Music Business Association as well as the future of the industry with Russ Crupnick of MusicWatch. It also looks at Record Store Day, how it started and what it means to the vinyl industry from co-founder Michael Kurtz.
The Record Store Day portion features interviews with Haymaker Records’ owner Brenton Cook and Monta at Odds frontman Dedric Moore. The band’s new album, Robots of Munich, came out on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 2014.
- Monta at Odds – “Android Dreams” Official Video
- Fairgrounds – FREE Indie/Experimental Sampler from Haymaker Records
This is a collection of experimental and indie music from the Kansas City area. This collection of songs represents 2014 releases on the Haymaker Records label, some future Haymaker Records releases, and other recordings by friends of the label. Indie-pop, math rock, jazz, psych, post rock, synthesizer quartets – it’s all viewed the same, as part of a greater cerebral experience – thinking man’s music, if you will. This is to be released in limited numbers on cassette. Of course you can always buy the full albums from the artists or, if released on Haymaker Records, from the Haymaker website. Thanks… and enjoy -brenton