I’ve been really digging San Francisco sextet Monophonics, who have a sound that is swampy, funky and a little dirty. Horns, guitars, with a bit of the Bay Area’s late 60’s psychedelic vibes thrown in for good measure.
The best way to get a feel for this band is to read the first three song titles on their new album in order: “There’s a Riot Going On”. “In Your Brain”. ”Sure Feels Funky”.
That tells you everything you need to know.
Check out the newly released video for “There’s a Riot Going On” and stream it here right here.
Their new album, out now on Ubiquity Records, pays homage to greats like Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton. I hear they are even better live and while there aren’t any LA dates planned yet, you can check out their tour schedule here.
— Anne Litt