“90's Alt Blues, Psych Rock, Grunge. Really enjoying the Kyuss-esque riffs throughout most of the record. The singer's voice is a meld of Scott Weiland meets Chris Robinson (does that even make sense?) The band itself sounds awesome (sick guitarist and a great drummer). I'd imagine it'd be pretty great to see them perform live. "Good As Gold", "The Beast" & "Black As Night" are my top picks. "The Beast" is definitely the standout track but "Black As Night" follows as a very close second. Overall a B for 'Belly of The Beast'. Hope to be hearing more from these guys soon.”
“Song of the Day: “The Beast” by The Montauk Project Today’s song is “The Beast” by The Montauk Project. The Montauk Project is a rock band hailing from Montauk NY. They have been together for a little over two years and are currently in the process of recording their first full-length album at their home studio in Montauk. Listen below and for more information check out their official website, Facebook, and MySpace pages.”
“The Skinny: Not to be confused with the mysterious U.S. Government psychological experiments conducted at Camp Hero in the 1980s, The Montauk Project is a group of music school-trained mavericks from Long Island's East End. Started by high school friends Mark Schiavoni (guitar, vocals) and Jasper Conroy (drums, backing vocals) who reunited after returning home from college, the band's classic rock arrangement is rounded out by Chris Wood (bass) and Jack Marshall (lead guitar). Check out the band's gnarly song "The Beast" just above. Steeped in the tradition of musical giants like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix, The Montauk Project use their sophisticated ears and serious chops to bring the energy and originality of classic rock to a modern context. Having worked the New York City club circuit (Webster Hall, Arlene's Grocery, Bowery Electric) and beyond, the band built their own studio where they self-produced, engineered, and recorded their forthcoming album.”
“They call their sound “beach grunge,” and indeed, the Montauk Project are black-hole sunbathers — Soundgarden-loving doom-groove merchants with classic-rock chops and a willingness to sing words like “You can only approach the beast when your heart is free from sin.” That’s the key line in new song ‘The Beast,’ premiering today on Diffuser. Give it a listen below. ‘The Beast’ appears on the Long Island foursome’s forthcoming debut album, ‘Belly of the Beast,’ the follow-up to a self-titled EP they dropped in 2012. In a press release, the band describes ‘The Beast’ as “a grungy, metaphorical epic that depicts struggles with drug addiction as a fisherman’s quest to kill a mythological monster.” It ain’t exactly beach-volleyball music, but hey, it’s the middle of winter, a time for indoor brooding and maybe, just maybe, a little air guitar. Read More: Montauk Project, 'The Beast' - Exclusive Song Premiere | http://diffuser.fm/montauk-project-the-b”
“The Montauk Project Victorious at Battle of the Bands An East Hampton-based group competed in the inaugural Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Battle of the Bands on Saturday. An East Hampton-based rock band came up big at the inaugural Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Battle of the Bands, held on Saturday in Wantagh. The Montauk Project was crowned the winner by a panel of judges. The band is composed of Jasper Conroy, of Montauk, a singer who plays the drums, Mark Schiavoni, of Sag Harbor, who is the lead singer and guitarist, Chris Wood, of East Hampton, on bass, and Jack Marshall, of East Hampton, a singer. The band is getting ready to release a new full length album, called "Belly of the Beast." Hosted by the law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein P.C., the event, which featured bands from Manhattan to Montauk, drew a crowd of over 200 and featured top bands from Manhattan to Montauk.”
“The Montauk Project, an up-and-coming band with a recording studio in Montauk and lifelong local members who have played together since their teens, will also join the festival for the first time. The band plays original music only, written collaboratively, which Mark Schiavoni, the lead singer, described as a modern twist on classic rock.”
"Since September of last year, The Montauk Project has been the rock band to see out on the East End, solidifying their spot against dozens of blues, reggae and cover bands while at the same time drawing large, young crowds eager to listen."