Toronto's emo quartet Moneen
began with vocalists/guitarists Kenny Bridges
and Chris Hughes
, bassist Mark Bowser
, and drummer Peter Krpan
formed in 1999 after the dissolution of Perfectly Normal
, and released their debut EP, The Smaller Chairs for the 1900s
, the following year on Smallman Records. In 2001, they finally put out their first full-length, the ten-song Theory of Harmonial Value
. Along the way, Erik Hughes
joined in on bass, and in 2003 Moneen
returned with Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now?
, their first for Vagrant. A split EP with Equal Vision's Alexisonfire
appeared in November 2005, and the following spring found them on tour with Saves the Day
and Circa Survive
. Producer Brian McTernan (Snapcase, Thrice) lent his hand to their follow-up album, The Red Tree, issued in April.