The World I Want to Leave Behind

The World I Want to Leave Behind

by Moneen


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Moneen's 2009 release, The World I Want to Leave Behind, is certainly a sign of the times in the rock world -- intricate musical bits are combined with emo-like vocals, and in the process, the group never forfeits the importance of melody. Sound like a familiar recipe? It should, as seemingly oodles of bands follow the same formula -- especially those who find themselves playing on a Warped Tour stage. The Moneen gentlemen have obviously studied their vintage Sunny Day Real Estate recordings, especially on such tracks as "Believe," while throwing an early Radiohead-like curveball at us with "Redefine." Add to it some heavy Smashing Pumpkins guitar riffs ("Hold That Sound") and some mellow detours ("Lighters"), and you have to give Moneen some credit, as they refuse to be pigeonholed using a one-dimensional sound -- something that the vast majority of their radio peers are quite guilty of.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
Label: Vagrant Records
UPC: 0601091055629
catalogNumber: 556
Rank: 158333

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Performance Credits

Moneen   Primary Artist
Kenny Bridges   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Erik Hughes   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Diona Davies   Violin
Hippy Hughes   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Nick Storring   Cello
Drew Jurecka   Violin
Mika Posen   Violin
Hippy Hughes   Guitar,Vocals
Monica Guenter   Viola

Technical Credits

David Bottrill   Producer
Moneen   Composer,Producer
Kenny Bridges   Engineer,Author,Concept
Erik Hughes   Author
Andrew D. Anscombe   Cover Photo
Hippy Hughes   Author
Aaron Wolff   Vocal Group
Brian Moncarz   Producer,Engineer

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