Moniker is a rock band from Richmond, VA. They mix deep baritone vocals à la The National on top of crunching guitars, with danceable beats akin to Orange Juice.
The project of songwriter Jordan Scott, Moniker began from some home recordings while living in New York and working odd jobs, with the "MONiKER EP" and "All Things Excellent" both released in quick succession in 2015. In 2016, the band’s first full album, “MONiKER LP”, received international radio airplay and critical acclaim around the US and Europe. Dealing with the loss of a friend, the second album “Good Bye Waste Land” was written by Scott in 2016 after leaving the States for France. Afterwards, he returned Moniker to Richmond, VA and assembled a new lineup while continuing to tour and record.
"Sounds like if The National and Courtney Barnett had a child" - Where The Music Meets