Monsters Calling Home

I know I’ve been linking Monsters Calling Home videos on Facebook for some time now. But I just had to share this one – it’s a short clip on the back story of how the up-and-coming indie band Monsters Calling Home ended up performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Quick summary: the marketing people at Honda spotted the band’s music video for “Fight to Keep,” which the group recorded entirely in their Honda Fit. They were impressed and decided to surprise MCH by having them come in to play for 600 company execs. The rest you’ll have to see for yourself.

I don’t know what I was more impressed about: that the band was initially willing to play their full set for just two people, or how awesome their gig turned out to be.

The entirely Korean-American band got its start in SoCal and jokingly categorizes its music as “Gangster Folk Oriental.” In actuality, they have quite a unique folk sound with hints of Arcade Fire and Mumford & Sons. I had the chance to see them live at SF Kollaboration 2012, and they were absolutely amazing.

I’m always happy to see deserving bands get a shot at making it big, and I’ll continue to root for them. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out the band’s EP “Monsters Calling Home.”

Here’s another video of one of my favorite songs by the group:

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