aka / Monotronaut / The Secret Flyers
Grant has been writing and recording music since 1997. He has played guitar in punk/metal bands, wrote & recorded music under various names with Tim Janess, and collaborated on projects with Craig Robinson and Matt Workman.
Trying to keep a band together was much too difficult, but Grant had never stopped writing and recording solo material under multiple aliases. By 2002, he completed three albums of lo-fi 4-track recordings under his singer/songwriter alias, "Porcelain Rockstar", recorded various instrumental tracks under the name, "The Heart Scouts", and a few shoegazer inspired tracks under the name, "The Love Me Nots". He later developed an interest in electronic music-and quickly began working in the genre himself, under the alias, "Monotronaut", and ambient off-shoot,"Morphine Sundae".
Presently, Grant is still operating as Monotronaut, and records his singer/songwriter projects under the current alias, "The Secret Flyers". He also continues to talk in 3rd person. Grant and Matt have a side project called "The Vague Accountants".
Influences: The Cure from 1976-1996, My Bloody Valentine, Nick Drake, The Promise Ring + Everything Davey has ever done, Red House Painters + Mark Kozelek Solo, Slowdive, Pinback + all side projects, Very Secretary, Elliot Smith, American Football + Owen + Owls, Hum, Of Montreal, Kings Of Convenience, Joy Division, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Love, Guided By Voices, Simon & Garfunkel, The Clientele, The Autumn Defense, Pernice Brothers, Karate + Geoff Farina Solo, Pre-Adore era Smashing Pumpkins, The Sea And Cake + Archer Prewitt Solo, Jeff Buckley, Tom Waits, Ed Harcourt, Belle & Sebastian, Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beatles, Square Root Of Margaret, Craig Robinson, Matt Workman, Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Herman Menderchuk, Shoegazer, Post-Rock, 90's indie rock and 60's Psychedelia Electronic Music: Telefon Tel Aviv, Lusine, Akufen, Boards Of Canada, Autechre.
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