Today, California-based indie-pop band almost monday release their first single of 2023, “only wanna dance.” The song is accompanied by a music video shot by Jack Revell & Kelly Hammond and exclusively premiered with V Magazine.
“only wanna dance” marks an evolution in almost monday’s style, while still maintaining their signature upbeat lyricism. Combining a fast-paced drum beat and striking guitars, the new single is an infectious earworm and has quickly become a fan favorite on the band’s most recent tour. Depicting the band running around in various scenarios and time periods, the accompanying music video perfectly matches the track’s energy while showcasing the band’s personality.
almost monday just concluded their 2023 “only wanna dance” headline tour, spanning across North America and selling out venues in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City. The tour follows on the heels of the band’s monumental 2022, consisting of a South and North American tour with The Driver Era, with several sold-out stops including Pier 17 in New York City and ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin. Praised by critics for their lively and infectious performances, 2022 saw the bands making their mark on the festival scene, with performances at Governor’s Ball, WonderBus Music & Arts Festival, Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival, and Innings Festival and wrapped up the year with headline shows in Japan and South Korea. Continuing their festival streak and racking up over 140 million streams to date, almost monday will perform at WonderRoad Festival in Indianapolis this June.
“only wanna dance” follows the release of almost monday’s previous singles “cough drops,” “sunburn,” and “sun keeps on shining” in 2022. The latter spent multiple weeks in the Top 20 on Alternative Radio, becoming their third song to do so. “sun keeps on shining” was the official song of the 2022 Vans US Open of Surfing, and it’s currently still a top 10 hit on Sirius XM Alt Nation’s Alt18 Weekly Countdown.
About almost monday:
After countless garage jams, D.I.Y. gigs in the back of a surf shop, and innumerable hours writing together, almost monday , first emerging in 2020, has racked up more than 140 million overall streams, uplifting audiences everywhere in the process. Originally from San Diego, the trio — Dawson Daugherty (vocals), Cole Clisby (guitar) and Luke Fabry (bass) — crafted their 2020 debut EP don’t say you’re ordinary with producers Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) and Simon Oscroft (The Naked and Famous, DREAMERS). It ignited a string of buzzing anthems, beginning with “parking lot view” and “come on come on.” Meanwhile, the lead single “broken people,” and the Sofi Tukker remix, crystallized their sun-kissed style with a bold bass bounce and empowering refrain as it cracked the Top 20 at Alternative Radio. Along the way, they’ve attracted a growing fan base through a combination of danceable rhythms and uplifting hooks. In 2021, they set the stage for their second EP til the end of time with “live forever,” receiving praise from Alternative Press, Forbes, People, GQ Australia, Earmilk, Flaunt, Ones To Watch, and more. The band followed it with single “cool enough,” made their festival debut at Lollapalooza, BottleRock and Firefly, and graced stages with Kings of Leon, Dayglow, Walk The Moon and Joywave. almost monday continued to accelerate their momentum in 2022 with singles “sunburn” and “sun keeps on shining.” With a North and South American tour with The Driver Era, a slew of headline shows including a sold-out NY show at Mercury Lounge, along with festival performances at Governor’s Ball, WonderBus, and Innings Festival under their belt last year, almost monday remain the consummate purveyors of future-facing indie-pop. Their new single “only wanna dance” is out now.