Sainthood Reps began when Francesco Montesanto created and recorded four demos and showed them to his longtime musical companion, guitarist Derrick Sherman. Knowing that he was unrefined, Montesanto hoped to entice Sherman into joining his musical endeavor because of his experience and similar musical interests, and thought he could turn his project into something worth pursuing more seriously.
In the frigid winter of 2009, Montesanto and Sherman joined by Bradley Cordaro and Jani Zubkovs, picked up their collective instruments, plugged them in, and made noise together for the first time; thus Sainthood Reps was born.
Their goal was simple. They shared many favorite bands such as Mogwai, Fugazi, Explosions in the Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Modest Mouse, Jesus Lizard, and Built to Spill, and wanted to form a band that was influenced by those bands in every aspect, from live performance to studio recordings and everything in between.
Their debut full-length Monoculture was produced by Long Islander Mike Sapone (Brand New, Crime in Stereo, The Xcerts) and released in 2011 with Tooth & Nail Records. Absolute Punk called it a throwback to the rock (both underground and alternative radio hits) that many older music fans grew up with.
Sainthood Reps released a split 7-inch with Weatherbox via Topshelf Records in 2013.