Lyric-driven like a pack of Elvis Costellos
& melodic as a one man Beach Boy
A longtime member of New York City's indie-pop underground, Dave Jay, working under the moniker The Sound of Monday, builds a bridge between past and present, pulling from the classic sounds of his heroes — from The Beatles and The Beach Boys to XTC and Adrian Belew. The result is an outside-the-box approach to forward-thinking indie pop, with songs that find room for more than just the classic sounds of electric guitars and harmony vocals. Touches of horns, woodwinds and strings create the chamber pop sounds reminiscent of many of his past and present influences, and add a new dimension to his longtime blend of hooks, humor, and adventurous arrangements.