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Monophonics

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generationsinto today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as“Psychedelic Soul.” The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and TheFamily Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 onTransistor Sound Records), t ...read more

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generationsinto today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as“Psychedelic Soul.” The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling influences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and TheFamily Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 onTransistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences. While thegroup has come to cherish these inspirations, with Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring thosesoul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Evenwith the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching onNorthern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to theirroots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is music steeped in that timeless feeling whenpeople could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & IanMcDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine at Transistor Sound Studios in San Rafael, CA. Monophonics is Austin Bohlman (Drums), Myles O’Mahony (Bass/Background Vocals), Ian McDonald (Guitar/Background Vocals), Ryan Scott(Trumpet/Back- ground Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by NadavNirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass. Source: http://monophonics.com/about « hide

Similar Bands: The Temptations, The Zombies

Sound of Sinning
2015

3.4
6 Votes
In Your Brain
05/15/2012

Into The Infrasounds
2010

4
1 Votes

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