Monophonics

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“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)

Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into 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 The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitfield produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 1, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important influences.

While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, with Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul 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. Even with the experimentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while remaining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, without losing sight of the present. This is is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald 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/Background Vocals/Percussion) & Kelly Finnigan (Keys/Lead Vocals) along with a rotating 2nd horn usually filled by Nadav Nirenberg (Trombone) from Ikebe Shakedown and Breakdown Brass.
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Albums

879198001386 Monophonics - Playin & Simple album art Monophonics Playin & Simple(CD, Album) Monophonics Music 879198001386 US 2007 Sell This Version
884501403122 Monophonics - Into The Infrasounds album art Monophonics Into The Infrasounds(CD, Album) Ageless Records 884501403122 US 2010 Sell This Version
URCD299 Monophonics - In Your Brain album art Monophonics In Your Brain (Album) Ubiquity URCD299 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Monophonics - Sound Of Sinning album art Monophonics Sound Of Sinning (Album) Transistor Sound none USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
none Monophonics - It's Only Us album art Monophonics It's Only Us (Album) Colemine Records none US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MPHON-001A-B Monophonics - Loose Nukes album art Monophonics Loose Nukes(7", Single) MP Records MPHON-001A-B 2009 Sell This Version
CLMN-110 Monophonics - Like Yesterday / Freedom album art Monophonics / Destruments Monophonics / Destruments - Like Yesterday / Freedom Colemine Records CLMN-110 US 2011 Sell This Version
UR7301 Monophonics - There's A Riot Going On album art Monophonics There's A Riot Going On Ubiquity UR7301 US 2012 Sell This Version
PARISDJS074-D Monophonics - Promises (Grant Phabao Remix) album art Monophonics Promises (Grant Phabao Remix)(File, WAV, Single) Paris DJs PARISDJS074-D France 2015
CLMN-129 Monophonics - Promises album art Monophonics Promises(7", Single) Colemine Records CLMN-129 US 2015 Sell This Version
TSR-001 Monophonics - Curitiba Strut / Hanging On album art Ikebe Shakedown / Monophonics Ikebe Shakedown / Monophonics - Curitiba Strut / Hanging On Transistor Sound (2) TSR-001 US 2017 Sell This Version
CLMN-158 Monophonics - Bang Bang album art Monophonics Bang Bang (Single) Colemine Records CLMN-158 US 2018 Sell This Version
TSR006 Monophonics - Mirrors album art Monophonics Mirrors (EP) Transistor Sound (2) TSR006 US 2018 Sell This Version
TSR-007 Monophonics - Beggin' album art Monophonics Beggin'(7", Ltd) Transistor Sound (2) TSR-007 US 2018 Sell This Version
CLMN-185 Monophonics - Chances album art Monophonics Chances Colemine Records CLMN-185 US 2020 Sell This Version
CLMN193 Monophonics - It's Only Us album art Monophonics It's Only Us(7", Single, Ltd, Ran) Colemine Records CLMN193 US 2021 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Monophonics - Album Sampler album art Monophonics Album Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label none US 2006 Sell This Version

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scott-r

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January 10, 2021
This group’s incendiary sound instantly grabs you by both shoulders and with an unflinching copulatory gaze utterly seduces! As authentic and on fire as anything from 1972.

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