Mulvey enlisted long time friends from the Boston music scene 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" through their website. The new track is the first from Pale Monster's upcoming full length album, scheduled for release in March 2018. It is titled, Are You Feeling Alive?