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Monophonics - In Your Brain




Monophonics were formed in 2005 in San Francisco, originally a instrumental ensemble comprised of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, the band has recently added the dynamic soul vocals of keyboardist Kelly Finnigan. The result is a psychedelic soul & heavy funk sound, which harks back to the stylings of the late 60’s and early 70’s, all while keeping its feet planted in the present.

Over the past seven years, Monophonics have staked their claim as one of California’s premier bands. The bands new record “In Your Brain” released by legendary label Ubiquity Records. It was recorded & produced by Ian McDonald and Kelly Finnigan in San Francisco and was mixed by Sergio Rios from ORGONE.

Taking a cue from their San Francisco roots and greats like Norman Whitfield, George Clinton’s Funkadelic, David Axelrod and Sly Stone the group has found their path which has taken on a direction that focuses on great tones using analog equipment, a simpler and more spontaneous songwriting approach and trying to always catch a vibe that brings back thoughts of the 1969 psychedelic movement!

Check out my favourite track from the album called “There’s A Riot Going On”:

Monophonics – „There’s A Riot Going On“ by Ubiquity Records




Ubiquity Records



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