A transplanted East Coaster now nestled in the heart of Southern California, Thom Monahan’s 20-year path as a producer, mixer and engineer is rooted in a collaborative foundation learned by being in bands. In the early 90s, Thom played bass and sang with Monsterland, went on to join The Lilys and put in a hefty stint producing and playing with the Pernice Brothers. In recent years, Monahan’s artistic rapport has guided records by a range of dedicated artists including Vetiver, Jonathan Wilson, Fruit Bats, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Peter Bjorn and John.
Although known for his work with West Coast and traditionally American artists, 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 appeared on such television shows as Weeds, Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy and Entourage.
More recently, he mixed Nina Persson’s Animal Heart (The End Records), The Donkeys’ Ride The Black Wave (Easy Sound/Vanguard), produced and mixed Fear In Bliss by Oklahoma City’s Horse Thief (Bella Union), co-produced, engineered, and mixed Vetiver's Complete Strangers (Easy Sound), and worked with accomplished Swedish musician Bjorn of Peter Bjorn and John.
This last year, Monahan produced, engineered, and mixed Fruit Bats Absolute Loser (Easy Sound), Wild Nothing Life of Pause (Captured Tracks), as well as forthcoming albums for Horse Thief (Bella Union), young singer songwriter Dylan Pratt (Razor & Tie), and 3 songs for the rising indie pop artist Bloodboy. Recently, Monahan engineered the new single "Wings of Love" by supergroup LIV, featuring Lykke Li, Miike Snow, and Peter Bjorn & John, and produced, engineered and mixed the new Horse Thief album Trials and Truths (Bella Union). In 2017 Monahan mixed Dave Depper's Emotional Freedom Technique (Tender Loving Empire), Mary Epworth's forthcoming album Elytral (Sunday Best), supergroup Eyelids' Or, and albums for Omar Velasco and Bedouine.
|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|