Fall 2014 Update

Fall has come and is almost gone. Pretty soon, winter will begin and the start of a new year will follow soon after. This summer/fall, we’ve seen a lot of things happen that we haven’t had time to update you guys on.

One of the biggest things we have to formally announce is the addition of two members to The Monday Movement. Jon Lucas and Rhett Harken. Both these guys are incredibly talented and hardworking men. We are very proud to have them as part of the team. You’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the near future.

Secondly, we have been spending countless hours in and out of the studio nearing the close of all of the hard work we’ve done on this record. Right now, we’ve got a little tweaking of mixes and then it is off to mastering. Hallelujah.

Thirdly, we have a big surprise that we are excited to reveal to you before the end of the year.

Until then, here are some pictures from the past few months:

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First show of the year.

On May 23rd, our good friend Mark Woodside is releasing his EP. His baby that he has worked on for the past year. He’s finally come to the end point and he is ready to print and get a copy into any and everyone’s hand. To do so, he is having an EP release show at The Foundry, which if you didn’t know, is located inside the west wing of Fellowship Church. You can find more details on our Facebook page.

Because Mark is a standup guy, he has asked The Monday Movement to open up the night. This night is something we are very much looking forward to. For one, we get to celebrate all of the hard work that Mark has put in over the past year, but we also get to share some of the hard work that we have been putting in. Songs we have recorded and songs you will recognize from former TMM shows that you may have been a part of last year.

So, if you will, come join us and some our friends on this night. We can assure you that we are doing everything we can to make it a night that you won’t regret.

The Monday Movement (reintroduced)

TMM POST NEWAs of today, we have decided to begin a new journey. Almost a year and a half ago, Aaron and I decided to put a band together and play our first show under the name “The Monday Movement.” At the time, we were not doing much of anything musically and we wanted to give our friends something to listen to and have a little fun ourselves. We did have fun. We played around five shows and not a single one did we regret. The Monday Movement, as we were calling it, lasted about six months. At that six month point, once we stopped responding to emails, playing shows, or promoting ourselves, some people became curious as to why we were stopping all of a sudden. To us, it was not strange, considering that it was all just for fun anyway and it was meant to pass the time. Plus, summer was here and there were better things to do. But, there is more to what we did that summer.

The spring of 2013 was filled with answered prayers about the next step. All of a sudden (through many different people that surrounded us and situations God put us in), we knew we were supposed to record. Aaron and I had 5 key songs between us and more being written everyday that did not quite fit the mold of The Monday Movement, but were very much like nothing we had done before either. Within them there was a resounding cry of life and war between dark and light. There was something real about these songs that made them seem like the songs to record. They weren’t our favorite and probably weren’t our best, but they were real and they held truth that we had seen in our own lives.

So, for the past year, we have been recording these songs. We’ve driven long hours, worked harder than ever and experienced hot summer days and cold winter nights. Now, as we approach the end of this journey, we had some decisions to make. Were we going to pursue promotion of these songs? What would we call ourselves if we did? Who would we pursue? For a long time, there were a lot of unanswered questions. We tossed around band names and goals and plans for hours on end with a lot of frustrating days being the result.

Today, we came to the decision that we would release this EP under The Monday Movement’s name. The name has a familiar ring to it and is a name that seems to sum us up pretty well (not completely sure why yet). So, what does this mean for The Monday Movement? There will be new songs and old. There will be new sounds and familiar ones. New faces. Old faces. Our main goal right now is to pursue God above any one sound, lyric, show, image, or name.

So, we are The Monday Movement. Kamron Sanders and Aaron White. We like to play loud, soft and everywhere in between. We like to sing about life and life in Christ. You will meet a lot of our friends and hopefully we will get to meet a lot of yours along the way.

Stay tuned for more news coming soon.

 

Thank you!

-Kamron S

February 2nd

We had such a fun time playing at Remedy on the 22nd, we’ve decided to do it again! This time we will be in the back room. This will allow for a MUCH more comfortable arrangement, better sound quality, and an overall great atmosphere for the night. Go ahead and mark up your calendars, because this night is not far away. There will be limited seating, so try to get there early if you can!

December 22nd

This date keeps bouncing around in my head. This is our first show. Very first. Number one out of what will hopefully become an endless count.

So, because this show is our first and these songs are for the most part very new, we’ve had to spend, or rather, gotten to spend a lot of time working on them. There are some songs that we have played at events or recorded before such as “Nun Laude” or “The Littlest Whip,” but there are tons of songs that no one has even heard yet, such as “New Years Day,” “Voyage of the Wright Flyer,” or  “The Evils.” Whatever song it may be, we have worked on each and every one of them. A lot.

One thing that is very special about this show is that we are not only playing our first show, but for the first time, we will be playing as a bigger group. That means putting together songs as a bigger group. This may make things even harder, but this is the best part. Yes, Aaron and I wrote these songs, but the passion for music that our friends possess and particularly the music they will be playing on this night is what makes these songs.

We can’t wait to share with you what we’ve created. We hope you love it and we hope our hard work is evident in every note.

First Show!

Hey, everyone! Aaron, Rusty, and I are very excited to announce that we will be playing our first show this winter on December 22nd at the fantastic Remedy Coffee in Knoxville, TN! It has been a long 4 years since The Monday Movement was first born and we now feel it is time to unveil the songs that have erupted from our lives during this time. We can’t wait to share this night with family, friends, and hopefully strangers. So, save the date, and you will not be disappointed!