January 14th, 2012 • Introducing
Another day, another Brooklyn band: Monogold are the latest three piece from the NYC borough starting to make a noise loud and exciting enough to be heard outside of their hometown. From what we can see, they’ve been doing the rounds at various local venues (and Willaimsburg rooftops) for a year or two, lending support to the likes of YACHT and Bear Hands along the way.
Just now, they’ve been picked up by the ever-on-it Charlie Ashcroft at Amazing Radio, who’s giving initial UK spins to their “Spirit Or Something” track on the station’s “Audition” show, which is lifted from their 2011 full length “The Softest Glow”, available via their Bandcamp page.
The aforementioned track is four minutes of psychedelic, tropical infused indie-pop that recalls the colourful, free spirited experimentalism of bands like Animal Collective, Yeasayer, MGMT or The Go! Team. It’s also a track that we imagine would go down an absolute storm live. We’re picturing crazed, face-painted fans and plenty of dancing, and as such are eagerly awaiting the announcement of some UK dates.