Matthew Lickona 11:49 p.m., Dec. 10
Goodbye Blue Monday
RIYL: The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cursive
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Inception: San Diego, 2001
Ex-Band Members: Matt Mournian, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals
Influences: The Cure, Via Satellite, Manuok, Franz Ferdinand, Blonde Redhead, Pinback, the Album Leaf, the Black Heart Procession, Drive Like Jehu
Guitarist Demetrius Antuna and bassist Dario Izarraras (Lowcloudcover) front Goodbye Blue Monday, whose album Help is On the Way was released in 2007 by Loud + Clear Records (Manuok, Via Satellite). Rob Queenin, the band’s photographer, roadie, and van driver, is often called an unofficial band member.
By the end of 2008, it appeared the semi-emo band had split for good. However, they emerged again in early 2011, to perform and promote their compilation album The World Won’t Listen.