2013-2014 - hiatus
April 2013 - Out of the forest, The Sky Drops finally step back into the light with "Let It Sound," a new pulse-exploding track that expands into a sonic frontier only the bliss-lusting gods could delight in.
"Let It Sound" is the first of several new songs to be released throughout 2013.
7/19/12 - See the new video for Now Would Be! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86jhJBa-qPA
7/15/12 - Pleased to share this cover of Together-ing (off our latest EP "Making Mountains"). Thanks to High & Drys for the flattery... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAUtnkGTQnA
5/11/12 - recording
4/16/12 - Rob is featured on the cover and inside the current issue of Vintage Guitar magazine!
Rob Montejo "Jazzmaster-Fueled Sky Gazing" By Kathleen Johnson
3/10/12 - working on new songs Check us out at a rare DE show on April 21st...
Check out our "q and also a" on GIMME TINNITUS - an awesome MP3 blog
6/21/11 - The new EP Making Mountains is NOW AVAILABLE on Blue Marbled VINYL and CD from Custom Made Music!
Big Takeover Review: "Dynamic and enchanting, Delaware’s The Sky Drops fashion a sweet tapestry of garage, psychedelics, and shoegaze. I’m talking the real stuff here, the good stuff. The swervedriving lush swirls of heavy noise. But the shadows are only there to keep the songs grounded, because melodies fly high and rhythms push up against the harmonizing vocals until all is full of sound. These songs from Rob Montejo, ex of Smashing Orange, and Monika Bullette are almost instant classics, but timeless. This music is now, pulsating between ethereal glory and desert rock. Sometimes catching like a collision between Loop and the seasick swagger of My Bloody Valentine. This EP, which is only disappointing because it’s too short, ends with the slow paisley dream of “Together-ing”, and I’m left feeling complete, but wanting more."
The Sky Drops expand their brand of shoegaze rock with their third release, Making Mountains. The first track, “Explain It To Me,” is an infectious romp in slithering fuzz, a la 60s Stones high on MBV. “Cut That Corner” and the hypnotic swagger of “Keeper” bring The Sky Drops’ trademark harmonies, explosive guitars and atmospherics to a Queens of the Stone Age sensibility. The fuzz subsides, and a swell of Loveless era guitars drives the catchy Latin sway of “Out The Window.” The last track is the unsettling acoustic beauty “Together-ing.”
explain it to me - listen here: http://soundcloud.com/theskydrops/explain-it-to-me
cut that corner
out the window
A beautiful 12" with a Shoreline Gold silk-screened hand-numbered limited edition cover was limited to 100 copies. THEY ARE SOLD OUT.
We are a part of Rock Back for Japan Vol. 5!
The Sky Drops made MAGNET a mix tape - check it out!
We performed at the Austin Psych Fest 4 at Seaholm Power Plant at 6pm on Friday, April 29th. Hope you caught this show or any of the others on our 2 week tour.
Great News - The Sky Drops have been invited to join Austin Psych Fest 4 - sharing the stage with Roky Erickson, Spectrum, The Black Angels, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Atlas Sound, Dead Meadow, Prefuse 73, Crystal Stilts, Sleepy Sun, Indian Jewelry, and many more!
The Sky Drops have been invited to join Deep Heaven Now 3 - Ambient/Psych Rock Festival 4/15-4/16. - Continuing the bi/semi-annual tradition of the original Deep Heaven ambient/psych festivals of the 90s in Boston, Deep Heaven Now! features the very best of the East Coast, Mid-West & West Coast Ambient/Experimental/Psychedelic Rock scene.
When the Sun hits have profiled Custom Made Music - the fine people who will be releasing our new EP "Making Mountains" this Spring.
The Sky Drops are happy to announce their holiday single "Christmas Feels Like Halloween" is now officially available for purchase!
This dark little darling first appeared for a limited time only last December as a secret download.
Unlike previous offerings, Rob and Monika conjure their unique wide sound using acoustic guitar and vocals to bewitching effect.
In anticipation of their forthcoming EP, shoegaze rock duo The Sky Drops announces their new psych inspired single, “Explain It To Me".
With something of an air of BRMC meets 60s Stones, “Explain It To Me” is a caustic romp in slithering fuzz pop.
Recorded in November of this year, the drums were tracked in Monika’s living room. Everything else was recorded and mixed in the old garden shed Rob calls “the studio".
NEW - Interview: Rob Montejo of The Sky Drops and Smashing Orange on When the Sun Hits
Just finished up our 2010 Midwest Tour - thanks to everyone who made it possible!
The Sky Drops are gaze-grunge duo Rob Montejo and Monika Bullette. This Delaware twosome unearths an ocean-size of sound -- a superforce of guitar, drums and vocals.
Introducing the one-take "Swimming with Fishes" video -
Introducing the furry and feathered "Long Way" video -
WXPN made The Sky Drops Philly Local Pick 10/29/09! "Wilmington natives, The Sky Drops with their psychedelic rhythm and indie lyrics. Rob and Monika have a new White Stripes meets the Pixies meets Elliott Smith-like vibe." - http://wxpn.blogspot.com/
Introducing the "Stone White" video to celebrate the Spoilt Victorian Child UK release - Children behaving badly...
1. Heavy Penny
2. Swimming with Fishes
3. Long Way
4. Stone White
5. Hang On
6. Truth Is
9. Throw Your Weight
10. Bourgeois Beat
US Release - 11 August 2009 - - Purchase CD here