06.18.11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06.19.11 Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent
07.12.11 New York, NY @ Pianos
08.04.11 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Downstairs
08.06.11 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
08.18.11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Monogold is a three piece hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Their DIY approach to music has enabled them to self record and produce their own sound in their personal studio. Their most recent release and first full-length album is 2011’s “The Softest Glow.” Their 2009 EP, “We Animals,” continues to receive rave reviews from blogs and magazines throughout the US and abroad.
The Wall Street Journal chose Monogold as a band to see at CMJ 2010, saying, “…bassist Mike Falotico and drummer Jared Apuzzo build rhythmic foundations for guitarist-vocalist Keith Kelly to inhabit with his reverberative falsetto and ringing, euphonic chords. Monogold crafts six-string dreamscapes.”
Oh My Rockness: says, “Monogold’s melodies soar like an eagle on top of a rollercoaster on top of Mount Kilimanjaro.”…”This lovely Brooklyn band creates wonderfully crafted lush pop that glides towards dreamy and transcendent territories. Singer Keith Kelly uses his floating falsetto to propel the trio’s songs up, up, and up some more. This is not sad music for you sacks who are sad. Monogold’s music reaffirms the things in life that are worth reaffirming.”
The Deli Magazine named Monogold the Best Avant-Indie Band in NYC: “The serene rhythmic percussions, Keith Kelly’s whispering vocals, and the music’s mystical qualities have therapeutic powers. Gorgeous music.”
I Guess I’m Floating claims, “Monogold have crafted a sound strong enough to make heads nod and ears contentedly sigh.”
The sound is a product of the band’s wide spectrum of musical tastes. Influences range from 50’s do-wop, to indie new wave, to avant-garde, to folk and shoegaze. After many regional and national shows and years of poverty, Monogold has acquired a sound all their own.