Hipmonk is the Louisville, KY band fronted by R Scot Payne and is a collaboration of singer/songwriters--Payne (guitars, vocals), & Kirkby Tittle (guitars, vocals). Payne has two independently released albums, Completely Blue (2001) and Sci-Fi Guy (2003), while Tittle, primary writer/guitarist of the rock/Americana group, Jakeleg, previously appeared on two Earxtacy Records releases, Pour Me to Bed (2000), and Junkyard Café (2001). The collaboration in Hipmonk combines Kirkby's straight ahead approach exemplified in the 'bourbon-soaked' sound of Jakeleg, with Scot's psychotropic, often quirky, melodic and temporal sensibilities. This album rocks, grooves, sways, and swaggers. 'Lush and low-key, a solid piece of work from a set of Louisville's most experienced musicians.' Tim Roberts Louisville Music News.