Monster Truck @ Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI 07/10/2013
Produced by Eric Ratz (Three Days Grace) at Vespa Studios in Toronto and Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC, FURIOSITY showcases Monster Truck’s ability to seamlessly integrate influences from grunge and punk era greats that they love so dearly with alt-sounding vintage rock. The resulting album remains anchored in grooves, yet propulsive and volcanic, fueled by front man Jon Harvey’s colossal and impressive vocal delivery. The crushing first single "Sweet Mountain River" was number #1 for eight weeks at Active Rock radio in Canada. The song premiered at GuitarWorld.com in the U.S., and is beginning to build an airplay story domestically. Loudwire.com premiered the band's lyric video, which can be viewed here: http://loudwire.com/monster-truck-sweet-mountain-river-exclusive-lyric-video-premiere/.
Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Monster Truck was formed in 2009 by Jon Harvey (bass, lead vocals), Jeremy Widerman (guitar, vocals), Brandon Bliss (organ, vocals) and Steve Kiely (drums, vocals). What began as a side-project to their other more ‘serious’ bands quickly gained momentum and took on a life of its own. The band has released 2 EPs since their inception; a self-titled, and notably self-released EP produced by Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Priestess, Hollerado) and The Brown EP (also produced by Ratz) on Dine Alone Records. Band images can be found here: http://bedlamftp.com/mt-brooksphotos-highres.zip.
True to their notorious maxim “Don’t F*ck With The Truck”, the band steamrolled across Canada, becoming one of the biggest stories in rock North of the border this past year with two singles from The Brown EP (“Seven Seas Blues” and “Righteous Smoke”) reaching Top 10 on Canadian Rock radio. The band garnered a 2013 JUNO nomination (Canadian Grammys) for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” and won a 2013 CRMA (Canadian Radio Music Award) in Rock for “Seven Seas Blues“. The band was also hand-picked to open for Slash on his 2012 North American tour, and opened sold-out dates for Deep Purple, Clutch and The Sheepdogs. Monster Truck also recently finished a run of dates with Alice In Chains.
"It's not often you get the opportunity to open for a band so legendary and talented,” commented Jeremy Widerman. “Even rarer that they turn out to be the nicest and most down to earth people we've met in our travels."
For further dates, more details and updates, check back at: www.ilovemonstertruck.com. The upcoming U.S. tour features appearances in:
Aug 13 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom w/ 10 Years
Aug 15 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room
Aug 16 - Clarkston, MI- DTE Energy Theatre w/Kid Rock
Aug 17 - Clarkston, MI- DTE Energy Theatre w/Kid Rock
Aug 20 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop w/10 Years
Aug 21 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge w/10 Years
Aug 22 - St. Louis, MO - Pop's w/10 Years
Sep 4 - Chattanooga, TN | Rhythm & Brews w/ 10 Years
Sep 5 - Nashville, TN | Exit/In w/ 10 Years
Sep 7 - St. Paul, MN | 93X Radio Show w/ Sevendust