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Black Sweater Massacre

by The Reigning Monarchs

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Steakhouse 04:17
Thuggery 01:49
Swamp Thing 03:38
Moto Guzzi 01:48


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 September 24, 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 (dawn@thepresshouse.com)

Booking: thereigningmonarchs@gmail.com

The Above and Beyond Crowd:
Blake Walters! Maudie McCormick! Laura Bromley! Wil Anderson! and Stu Gilkison!

Special Thanks:
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.


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Rakes play surf while everybody skanks! Sweater up!

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