Thom Monahan


From playing bass in the indie rock band Monsterland, to landing song placements in the hit television series Grey's Anatomy , Thom Monahan’s extensive and diverse background in music and production has set the tone for his long and successful career. Originally from the East Coast, Monahan launched his career playing bass for notable bands such as The Lilys, Monsterland, and the Pernice Brothers. As a member of the Pernice Brothers, Monahan began to dive into production – producing their first record Overcome by Happiness . It wasn’t long before Monahan moved across country to the heart of Los Angeles and began to produce full time. Throughout his career he has produced for a wide range of artists including Vetiver, Jonathan Wilson, Fruit Bats, Chris Robinson, Brotherhood, and Peter Bjorn and John. Although known for his work as a producer, Monahan has been tapped as a remixer for Phoenix, John Doe and Fujiya & Miyagi for the Moebius and Plank track, “Conditionierer.” Songs produced by Monahan have also appeared on a number of hit television shows including Weeds, Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy and Entourage . Recently, Monahan engineered Neko Case’s “Bad Luck” off her latest album Hell-On (Anti). He also produced and engineered Wild Nothing Life of Pause (Captured Tracks), and produced, engineered and mixed Buxton's latest record Half A Life (New West). He also mixed Dave Depper's Emotional Freedom Technique (Tender Loving Empire), Mary Epworth's album Elytral (Sunday Best), supergroup Eyelids' Or , and the self-titled albums for Omar Velasco's and Bedouine (Spacebomb Records). Currently, Monahan is working on several forthcoming projects including producing, engineering and mixing the latest records for Vetiver and Fruit Bats (Merge Records) as well as mixing projects for singer-songwriter Nadia Reid and Bedouine. He is also working with artists such as The Mercedes Band and Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore.

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Selected Discography

Neko Case "Bad Luck" (Anti) E
Buxton Half a Life (New West) P, E, M
Mary Epworth Elytral (Sunday Best) M
Bedouine Bedouine (Spacebomb) M
Dave Depper "Do You Want Love?" from Emotional Freedom Technique (Tender Loving Empire) M
LIV "Wings of Love" (Ingrid) E
Wild Nothing Life of Pause (Captured Tracks) P, E
Vetiver Complete Strangers (Easy Sound) Co-P, E, M
Vetiver The Errant Charm (Sup Pop) P, E, M
Devendra Banhart Cripple Crow (XL) P, E, M
The Donkeys Ride The Black Wave (Domino) M
Peter Bjorn and John "If I Was A Spy" from Yo Gabba Gabba (Nickelodeon) P, E, M
Nina Persson Animal Heart (The End) M
Mary Epworth Dream Life (Hand of Glory/ADA) M
Horse Thief Fear In Bliss (Union) P, E, M
Fujiya and Miyagi Ventriloquizzing (Full Time Hobby/Yep Roc) P, E, M
EDJ EDJ (Easy Sound) P, E, M
Brightblack Morning Light Morning Light (Matador) E, M
Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees (Sup Pop) P, E, M
P- Producer E- Engineer M- Mixer Mu- Musician