Daily Discovery: Sunmonks, “In A Desert of Plenty”


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Firmly rooted in Soul, R&B, and Indie Pop, Sunmonks is the project of Geoffrey CK and Alexandra Steele. The duo recently released their debut EP, In A Desert of Plenty, via Crossbill Records. You can snag a copy here.

ARTIST: Sunmonks

SONG: “In A Desert of Plenty”

BIRTH DATE: November 2012

HOMETOWN: Sacramento, California

CURRENT LOCATION: Northern California

AMBITIONS: To write and record vivid music and zealously perform for our friends and strangers until we die, or run out of friends or strangers, whichever comes first

TURN-OFFS: Greed, stagnation

TURN-ONS: Saxophone sections, play, sincere conversation, movement, wonder and discovery

DREAM GIG: The next one we get to play…also Madison Square Garden or something like that

FAVORITE LYRIC: “If you trespass in this garden, to a place you should not go. If you step out from the shadows, see the city far below.”


SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake AM”

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Franz Liszt, Fela Kuti, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jim Henson, Nat King Cole

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Watching Hella perform when we were teenagers

I WROTE THIS SONG: while we were people-watching outside in the dead heat of summer.

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