Recorded at the Daptone-renowned Dunham Sounds Studios (Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Dan Auerbach) and produced by Dap-Kings & Menahan Street Band founding member Homer Steinweiss, the album breathes generational genre-spanning influences. Amassing a dream-team of musicians, Steinweiss, Thomas Brenneck, Nick Movshon, Victor Axelrod, Leon Michels, and others from the Brooklyn scene join Monika on Secret In The Dark. A distinctly New York album with a breezy Mediterranean heart, her latest triumph is a cunningly crafted record of ‘80s art pop infused with organic leftfield disco tones.
On the heels of two platinum Greek releases, headlining major festivals and gracing the covers of music and fashion magazines in her homeland, Monika is thrilled to announce her third studio album, Secret in the Dark, available October 2 worldwide via Other Music Recording Co. Recorded at the Daptone-renowned Dunham Sounds Studios (Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Dan Auerbach) and produced by Dap-Kings & Menahan Street Band founding member Homer Steinweiss, the album breathes generational genre-spanning influences. A distinctly New York album with a breezy Mediterranean heart, Secret in the Dark is a cunningly crafted record of ‘80s art pop infused with organic leftfield disco tones. The Fader just premiered "Stripping," one of the record's darker ethereal soundscapes, with Monika's syncopated operatic vocals slicing into shimmering synths and driving bass.
Amassing a dream-team of musicians, Homer Steinweiss, Thomas Brenneck, Nick Movshon, Victor Axelrod, Leon Michels, and others from the Brooklyn scene join Monika on Secret in the Dark. Fans will have a special early chance to experience the funk-pop extravaganza live at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on July 9. Be sure to catch Monika live and stay tuned for more news coming soon!
Helado Negro just released a new single entitled "Young, Latin and Proud." The track is available here for download and at all digital stores via Other Music Recording Co. The new single comes in advance of high profile Helado Negro summer shows at Central Park Summer Stage (as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference) in New York City on July 8 and Millennium Park in Chicago on July 16. With a hybrid identity and music as a vehicle, Roberto Lange eradicates barriers of language and space hence positioning culture at a balanced intersection. His music crosses physical borders and creates a cross-cultural connection where Spanish and English exist in congenial and harmonious manner, as well as people are united through music in boundless space of real time.
UPCOMING HELADO NEGRO TOUR DATES
Jul 5 - 3S Artspace - Portsmouth, NH
Jul 8 - Central Park SummerStage (LAMC) - New York, NY
Jul 16 - Millennium Park - Chicago, IL
Oct 9 - Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH
Invisible Familiars have premiered a video for "New Mutation Boogie" today via BlackBook, created by Chris Tucci, in advance of their upcoming northeast tour supporting Cibo Matto (tour dates listed below the video). BlackBook writes:
"Experimental indie band Invisible Familiars have created a sound completely unlike anything we’ve ever heard, or at least liked. Their track “New Mutation Boogie” incorporates mechanical tinkerings, as if recorded in a pulsing factory...the video fits the song’s title and essence perfectly. Commencing with a palpitating heart, we see animated figures morph into one another, eerily yet effortlessly, manifesting swaying trees, a scorching sun, a dancing animal kingdom, and a range of hypnotic, geographical shapes, mostly colored with neon lights."
"New Mutation Boogie" is from Invisible Familiars' debut full-length, Disturbing Wildlife, out now via Other Music Recording Co. and available on CD, LP and Download here.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
June 25 - Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at Outer Space w/ Cibo Matto
June 26 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground w/ Cibo Matto
June 27 - North Adams, MA @ The Mohawk (Solid Sound After Party)
June 29 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall w/ Cibo Matto
June 30 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall w/ Cibo Matto
July 3 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House w/ Workman Song