Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) streams ‘Gibraltar’ and tour dates with Of Montreal and Deerhoof

By on February 20, 2015
Yonatan Gat (Monotonix)

Today, guitar virtuoso Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) has shared “Gibraltar“, the latest improvisational freak out from his new album, Director, out March 3rd.  Director is available for pre-sale now via Joyful Noise Recordings.


Photo Credit: Bryan Parker


Yonatan has also announced a tour that includes a stint at SXSW and some dates supporting of Montreal and Deerhoof in March. All tour dates below.



Master guitarist, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) is back with 11 new punk inspired, improvisational, psychedelic mind-melters.  Recorded live by Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees) in less than 3 days during a US tour, the band went into the studio intentionally limited to basic song structures and ideas.  The goal was to capture the riotous and intricate improvisations of the band’s live show.  In this spirit, they ended up playing in the studio for hours upon hours every day, filling endless tapes with the band improvising live, while Woodhouse meticulously recorded every single note being played. The following months were spent sorting through the tapes, editing the musical experience to a glorious narrative whole.

Inspired by soundtrack virtuosos like Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, Director is a cinematic circular journey around the music of the world, East to West and North to South.  This journey is interconnected by field recordings that Gat has taken during his travels, lending it a feeling of space and time, with a certain directionality.

The result is a genre-bending opus that finds the band seamlessly exploring different styles of music from Brazilian psych and Afrobeat to free jazz, Middle Eastern surf and 20th century classical avant-garde, sometimes in the span of just one song – “weaving styles together like the great jazz musicians of the 60’s,” (The Bay Bridged).  Gat’s unparalleled guitar remains mysterious, wildly inventive and dynamic, taking unexpected psychedelic turns throughout the record, backed by Gal Lazer’s hard-hitting African-inspired grooves, and Sergio Sayeg’s (of Brazilian garage rockers Garotas Suecas) pumping bass.


3/3 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (Record Release)

3/4 Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar

3/5 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *

3/6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *

3/7 Washington, DC @ Club 9:30 *

3/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

3/9 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s * ^

3/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise * ^

3/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *

3/16 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light

3/17 New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar

3/18 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown * ^

3/19-21 Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/22 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace

3/23 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room

3/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell

3/25 San Diego, CA @ Hideout

3/26 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar

3/27 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door

3/28 Oakland, CA @ Night Light

4/1 Portland, OR @ The Know

4/3 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon &

4/4 Boise, ID @ Neurolox

4/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

4/6 Denver, CO @ Glob

4/7 Lincoln, NE @ Vega

4/8 Chicago, IL @ TBA

4/9 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House

4/10 Sudbury, ON @ Townehouse

4/11 Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar

4/12 Hamilton, ON @ This Is Hollywood


* w/ Of Montreal

^ w/ Deerhoof

& w/ Calvin Johnson





MARCH 3 2015



  1. East To West
  2. Casino Café
  3. Canal
  4. Goldrush
  5. Theme From ‘A Dark Partie’
  6. North To South
  7. Boxwood
  8. Gibraltar
  9. Underwater Prelude
  10. L’Atlantis
  11. Tanto Que Nem Tem





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