california’s the sentiments are back with another dose of sweet soul for all lovers of the low and slow. following the acclaim of their last 45, the group has arrived with another philly infused lovers lament. “what’s so good about saying goodbye” enters like a classic soul record with a signature drums fill leading into heavy hits accompanied by violins, fuzz guitar, vibes, and lush horns arrangements. and to answer the sentiments’ question, what’s so good about saying goodbye is knowing that after you do you can go to your local shop and grab this sweet seven inch. the song and arrangement, like the last, embodies so many elements that make up that sweet soulful sound that keeps reminding people why its better to smile now and cry later. produced and recorded entirely at the incomparable transistor sound studio, you’re gonna need doubles for sure. one for you....and one for your baby.
fuzzed out and psychedelic covers of rare and classic tracks performed by san francisco’s monophonics. monophonics are back with a six-song ep that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the bay area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound. mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that i doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless monophonics treatments. “we wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into,” lead singer, keyboardist and co-producer kelly finnigan explains. it takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs, your van jams, that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. “not only are these great songs, but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by.”
das sound of sinning album der amerikanischen psychedelic-soul-sensation monophonics aus dem jahr 2015 ist ein songtechnisch grandioses groove-manifest voller magischer momente. one of the best live soul bands i have ever seen, so schwärmte al bell, produzent, songwriter und mitbesitzer von stax records über die band monophonics und radio eins konstatierte bereits zurecht: einer der derzeit heißesten acts san franciscos
monophonics are back with a 45 cover of a frankie valli and the four season’s “beggin’” that fuses the complimentary and explosive soul, rock and funk influences, proving themselves to be the rightful inheritors of the bay area’s impressive psychedelic soul sound.
ikebs newest a-side, curitiba strut, delves deep into disco, with four minutes of musical fire. driven by the deep-pocketed pulse of its four-man rhythm section (barnaby alter, drums, dave bourla, percussion, vince chiarito, bass, robin schmidt, guitar) and one of the tightest horn trios on the east coast (mike buckley, winds, jason colby, trumpet, nadav nirenberg, trombone), curitiba takes flight. adding in special guest kelly finnigan of the monophonics on synth, this is a cant-miss for djs and dancers alike! monophonics b side hanging on is what happens when california psychedelic pop meets detroit soul. heavy vocals and horns lead the way over a steady groove of drums, fuzz bass, transistor organ and a whirling wave of 6 & 12 string guitars. picked from their 2015 psych-soul gem sound of sinning, this california flip is a perfect northern soul answer for djs and to balance such a heavy afrofunk instrumental on the a side from one of brooklyns finest bands!