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Monophonics tour starts today

posted Jan 21, 2015, 1:20 PM by Vu Nguyen
Raised amid the Bay Area's rich musical culture, Monophonics have proudly carried on the tradition of the psychedelic soul music native to their hometown. 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 foundation of the band is the blistering funky drums of Austin Bohlman and soulful bass playing of Myles O’Mahony, fuzzy echo guitars by Ian McDonald, a powerhouse horn section made featuring Ryan Scott and the swirling organ & dynamic vocals of Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the styling of the 60s and 70s soul music the band is inspired by, all while keeping its feet planted firmly in the present.

2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for Monophonics, with the announcement of their newest record, title TBA,  recorded at Transistor Sound in San Rafael, CA slated for release spring 2015. Today, the band has premiered a track from the upcoming record titled "Promises" via PureVolume, a cinematic, retro track that features the band's prominent horn section. In addition, the band has announced a series of late January/early February dates with New Orleans' Galactic starting 1/21/15 in Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall. All dates are below. 

"Promises" is out tomorrow 1/13/15 on a special 7" vinyl release along with upcoming album track "Strange Love" via Ohio soul label Colemine Records. 


Upcoming Monophonics Tour Dates:

1/21 @ Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL

1/28 @ The Plaza, Orlando, FL

1/29 @ Freebird, Jacksonville, FL

1/30 @ Arts Park, Hollywood, FL

1/31 @ State Theater, St. Petersburg, FL

2/5 @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

2/6 @ Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL

2/7 @ Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

*all dates with Galactic