Psychedelic Soul, sometimes called black Rock, is a sub-genre of Soul music, which mixes the characteristics of Soul with Psychedelic Rock. It came to prominence in the late 1960s and continued into the 1970s, playing a major role in the development of Soul and Funk music.
Over the past seven years, Monophonics have staked their claim as one of California’s premier bands. Raised amid the Bay Area’s rich musical culture, Monophonics has proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown, which flourished during the birth of psychedelia.
Already in 2011, the group has showcased their new sound with the release of a 7″ entitled “Like Yesterday,” for Colemine Records. The record was recorded & mixed by Sergio Rios at Killion Sound and feature’s members of the Los Angeles based funk group Orgone. With the bands new sound, the 45 has already reached audiences across the US, Europe and Japan. Just recently in 2011, Monophonics have completed their third album to date entitled “In Your Brain,” lacing the sounds of the late 60’s/early 70’s dark psych soul with fuzz guitars, analog tape echo and reverbs, vintage keyboards, hard-driving drums and bass, funky horns and gritty vocals, which is a sonic testimony to the evolution of this six-piece unit.