Blue Monday (band)

Blue Monday (2001–2006) was a Canadian, Vancouver-based hardcore punk band.[1]

Blue Monday
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresPunk
Years active2001 (2001)–2006 (2006)
LabelsBridge 9

HistoryEdit

Blue Monday was formed by guitarist Kyle De Ville and vocalist Dave Mac in the spring of 2001. After securing drummer Chris Pratt and bassist Tony Patrick, the band wrote an eight-song demo which came out in early 2002.[2] After a few short tours down the west coast, Blue Monday entered the studio again in mid-2002 and recorded the 7" EP War Wounds which came out in early 2003 on now-defunct For The Core Records.[3]

Pratt and Patrick left the band, and Adam Mitchell and Jason Kehoe joined on bass and drums respectively. Adam's brother, guitarist Dave Mitchell, joined at the end of 2003. That year, Blue Monday released their second EP, What's Done Is Done on Stab And Kill Records.[4] The band spent the bulk of 2003 and 2004 touring throughout the US, with fellow hardcore bands such as Mental, Desperate Measures, Far From Breaking, Lights Out, Final Word, Internal Affairs, The Distance, and Allegiance.

What's Done Is Done and the subsequent touring brought Blue Monday to the attention of seminal modern hardcore label Bridge Nine Records, which signed them after they played the Summer Hardcore Festival Posi-Numbers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In December 2004, Blue Monday entered Atomic Studios in Brooklyn, New York and recorded their debut album for Bridge Nine (engineered by Dean Baltulonis). With the release of Rewritten in the spring of 2005,[5][6] Blue Monday toured with label mates Champion and Terror, and completed a full US tour with Allegians, and fellow Vancouver band Go It Alone. In October 2005, Blue Monday co-headlined a tour in Europe with Go It Alone.[7]In 2006, Rivalry Records released a split EP of recorded performances from the tour.[8]

Former membersEdit

  • Dave Mac — vocals
  • Kyle De Ville — guitar
  • Dave Mitchell — guitar
  • Jason Kehoe — drums
  • Adam Mitchell — bass
  • Tony Patrick - bass
  • Chris Pratt - drums

DiscographyEdit

  • Demo 2K2 (2002)
  • War Wounds (For The Core Records, 2003)
  • What's Done Is Done (Stab and Kill Records/Deathwish Record], Perfect Victim Records 2003)[9]
  • Rewritten (Bridge 9 Records, 2005)[10][11]
  • Blue Monday/Go It Alone split EP (Rivalry Records, 2006)[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blue Monday Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2011.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  2. ^ Julien, Alexandre (November 3, 2009). "Blue Monday". Abridged Pause Blog. Archived from the original on August 1, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "Blue Monday - War Wounds". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  4. ^ "Blue Monday - What's Done is Done". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  5. ^ "Blue Monday - Rewritten". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  6. ^ "Blue Monday". bridge9.com. Bridge Nine. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  7. ^ "Blue Monday and Go It Alone split EP". lambgoat.com. Lambgoat. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  8. ^ "Blue Monday Split w/ Go It Alone". youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  9. ^ "What's done is done (sound recording) / Blue Monday", collectionscanada.gc.ca, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 71207719, AMICUS No. 31581582, retrieved 26 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Rewritten (sound recording) / Blue Monday", collectionscanada.gc.ca, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 71207606, AMICUS No. 31581572, retrieved 26 February 2011.
  11. ^ Voyer, Robert (21 September 2005). "splendid > reviews > 9/21/2005". Splendidezine. Downers Grove: George Zahora. splendidezine.com. ISSN 1523-7885. OCLC 40798674. Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  12. ^ "Blue Monday Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 26 February 2011.

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