Steve Summers - Vocals, Guitar
Mike Summers - Guitar
Ernie Longoria - Percussion
William "Chuck" Riley - Guitar
Tony Delocht - Bass
Get the Monkey off your back and into your head - where it belongs.
Everyone thinks they've got Southern California pegged - beautiful girls, quakes, traffic and sunshine. And for the most part, they're right on the money. But if you really want to get the So Cal experience, you gotta get off the hype and get a taste of Sprung Monkey!
San Diego locals, Sprung Monkey, have been hittin' it hard for a decade. From the early days of selling CD's out of their trunk (over 30,000!) to their breakout success on MTV, Sprung has kept true to their sound - melodic, yet crunchy, poppy, yet kick ass. Through the years, Sprung have become a staple in the x-treme arena - appearing on the Van's Warped Tour, ESPN's X-Games and contributing tunes to countless surf, skate and snowboarding films.
Sprung's last hit, "Get 'Em Outta Here" became an Alternative Anthem and appeared in the film Ten Things I Hate About You. As the song climbed the charts, (top ten Billboard Alternative) it also scored Sprung an appearance on The Late Show with Conan O'Brian.
Now, Sprung have taken their years of experience and mixed it with raw inspiration to create Get A Taste, their new release on Surfdog/Redline Entertainment. Produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus) and mixed by the omnipotent Chris Lord-Alge (practically everything you hear on the radio), the boys have chosen to come out of the gate with a more accessible feel on this album, while still maintaining their patented chunk and aggressive attack.
Just like on their previous releases "Swirl" and "Mr. Funnyface, " you can't escape the hooks on this one... nor will you want to. With songs like "Unexpected" - a perfectly written, driving piece of upbeat swag and the first single "What's That You Say," Sprung Monkey shows you that it can throw down some nicely crafted, melodic tunes - all served on their traditional bed of pure, unadulterated, alternative rock. You can rock, you can groove, you can chill - it's all good.