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The River Monks

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Years active  2010 (2010)–present
Record label  Sleep on the Floor
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Origin  Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Albums  Home Is the House, Jovials
Genres  Folk music, Folk rock, Indie pop, Indie rock
Similar  Annalibera, The Envy Corps, Tea Leaf Green

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The River Monks are an American folk pop band from Des Moines, Iowa.


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The band formed in 2010. They released their first full-length album, Jovials, in March 2011. They released their second full-length album, Home Is The House, in May 2014.

In 2014, the band was listed by Paste Magazine as one of "12 Iowa bands you should listen to right now."

Band members

  • Drew Rauch (bass, lead backup vocals)
  • Ryan Stier (lead vocals, guitar, banjo)
  • Joel Gettys (drums, auxiliary percussion, glockenspiel, vocals)
  • Nick Frampton (guitar, vocals, percussion, ukulele)
  • Tommy Boynton (banjo, ukulele, percussion, guitar, vocals)
  • Mallory Heggen (trumpet, percussion, accordion, vocals)
  • Discography

    Studio albums

  • Home Is The House (2014)
  • Jovials (2011)
  • Songs

    I Am a LakeHome Is the House · 2014
    The Wind & the PathsJovials · 2011
    To My Dearest Love - ZeeJovials · 2011


    The River Monks Wikipedia

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