Originally hailing from New York, Ryan Gebhardt began releasing music with his band The Humble Cheaters in 2016. After releasing two albums, he embarked on what was then a solo endeavor, Stanley. His self-titled debut LP, Stanley, was released on Forged Artifacts (USA) & King Forward Records (NL) in the fall of 2017 and coincided with Ryan's move to Minneapolis.
With a new band in Minneapolis, Stanley released a handful of singles and did several tours, playing with bands like Post Animal, Berta Bigtoe, Purple Funk Metropolis, Slow Pulp, Sleepy Gaucho, and many more. Stanley's sophomore release, Afternoon Stanley, came out in early 2020 on Acrophase Records. Also in 2020, Ryan released The Humble Cheaters, the third LP from the band, as well as Pen Pals with his other side project Astro Heart.
With shows off the table during the Coronavirus pandemic, Ryan decided to use the opportunity to pursue a new, more folk-oriented, solo project. The debut single, "Lemon Farm," came out in the fall of 2020. Shortly thereafter, Monday Love, the debut EP was released. It was mixed by Adam Thein (Mixed by Theinada), and the title track was featured as the Song of the Day on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current on January 4, 2021.