Mulvey enlisted his long time friends to realize his creative vision. The band's name, a literary allusion to Moby Dick, references how we impose our fears onto others and provides a topical analogy for present-day America.
Pale Monsters independently released their 2016 debut 5-song EP Take What You Can Take, "a set of loud, sad indie rock gems" (Boston Herald) that put the band on the map in the Boston music scene.
In late 2017, Pale Monsters released their "anthemic new single" (Vanyaland) "All This Time We Wait" earning a spot as one of the best of Boston singles of 2017.
The new track was the first glimpse into Pale Monster's first full length album, Are You Feeling Alive? The album was was released in March 2018 and has been described as:
"some of the best indie rock released in recent memory" - No Depression
"one of 2018’s most effective rock records" - Cashbox Magazine Canada
"spring cleaning for dislocated souls" - Ryan's Smashing Life
"one of the indie scene’s most promising outfits"- Too Much Love Magazine
"Pale Monsters are New Wave Masters"- Beat Media
"a sense of purpose we don't often hear"- Gashouse Radio<br>