USAISAMONSTER – New Future after R.I.P.

Intriguing Prog-Pot-Rock from Brooklyn.  Enveloping and intoxicating mini-magnus-opuses to the Uber-world.  These dudes have smokin’ talent and I really can’t think of anyone else similar.  Oh, the joy!  And, you, brave Hero listener, immerse yourself . . .       


The Past: The USAISAMONSTER is a two piece noise rock band based in the Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn. They are closely related to Providence, RI’s Fort Thunder and Olneyville. The band consists of Tom Hohmann (drums, keyboards, and vocals) and Colin Langenus (guitar and vocals).

Originating from the bands Bullroarer and Raw Dawg Rex & The Family Nads, Tom and Colin were squatting in Charlottesville, VA and became involved in a communal space known as the Pudhouse. Intent on recording and writing, they quickly tore through a half dozen lo-fi recordings and styles. Their interest in getting bands from other collectives to play the Pudhouse led to connections that began a five year tour.

Pursuing more complex songs with every passing year; each new set of material has improved in sound quality and depth of meaning. Colin’s penchant for stoner rock and Tom’s immersion in Native American culture produce a uniquely American form of music. Both Tom and Colin have been involved in the production of the touring theatrical projects Elvish Presley and Black Elf Speaks.

Update:  Colin Langenus broke lots of fans’ hearts when he and Tom Hohmann, collectively known as USAISAMONSTER, called it quits after 10 years.  But the good news is he’s N-Spy’s first signed artist and their final album, R.I.P., is our first release.  Its a swan song at the top of the band’s form.  Or maybe the correct bird would be a phoenix, as Colin’s new project, the Colin L Orchestra, has been packing Brooklyn’s Zebulon Café during his residency there.  Northern-Spy is opening doors with upcoming tours and releases.

~ by castleqwayr on January 4, 2011.

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