Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monophonics new album Sound of Sinning out April

"Raised amid the Bay Area's rich musical culture, Monophonics has proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown, which flourished during the birth of Funk music and Psychedelic Soul in the late 60s and 70s.

Monophonics was formed in 2005, and since then have created a signature psychedelic soul sound, impressing audiences with their energetic live show. Originally an instrumental ensemble, the last two years have shown the band expanding their instrumental sound into vocals for the first time.

The first new track "Promises" was released 13/1/15 on a special vinyl edition via Ohio's Colemine Records. Frontman Kelly Finnigan says of the track, "Promises was a natural next step from our last record. It has a certain quality that really fits in the Psychedelic Soul pocket while also using elements of reggae with a driving bass line, cinematic music with kung fu like horns, and a shimmering 12 string acoustic guitar that reflects the sound of the 60's.

The bonus was having our talented friend and ├╝ber musical mind Shawn Lee on mallet percussion and tambourine.” 2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for Monophonics, with a heavy worldwide tour in the works as well as their newest record, recorded at Transistor Sound in San Rafael, CA. The album, titled Sound of Sinning, is out 14 April  2015."

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