Other Music Recording Co

On the heels of two platinum selling Greek albums, Monika's third studio full-length (and first worldwide release) comes out October 2 on Other Music Recording Co. Her new single, "Shake Your Hands," has just premiered on SPIN and can be streamed below. The magazine writes: “Shake Your Hands,” is a playful, disco-inflected track that features Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt on vocals. Monika’s wavering, Florence-esque voice anchors the song’s heavy dollop of twinkling synths and toy-keyboard interjections, ultimately shining — alongside Wyatt’s reedy tenor — on a brass-heavy climax.

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.




Written by Gerald Hammill — July 23, 2015

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