MONAKR – “Calling Out”

On the heel of “Diamond”, Monakr are following up with second single “Calling Out”. The faint background chant of Oh Synthia has me thinking of the amazing Miike Snow‘s “Sylvia” and wishing their last album wasn’t such a bore and sounded a bit more like this but then I’m not so bummed because we have MONAKR right here and now and that is the moment that matters. The past is just a constructed illusion meant to keep us from reaching the future. I’m gonna write a sci-fi movie about that right now just so I can have “Calling Out” soundtrack the montage where the hero’s spaceship is hurtling towards the doomed planet where he has to rescue the girl and save the world.

“Calling Out” will be available 6/16 on M O N A K R ‘ S debut EP.

Calling Out

MONAKR – “Diamond”

Be it something great, something sinister, or more likely something with a bit of each, everyone is hiding something. Its to us to hold back judgement to patiently peel back the layers to catch a glimpse at what really lays beneath a person’s constructed presence. You never know what you might find. Diamonds? Flowers? Black coal? Unbearable heartbreak? It’s all a ride. Get on.

This is groundfloor music here as “Diamond” is MONAKR’s debut single. I’ve heard the next one and you are gonna want to keep your ears (and mind) open.


Sam Padrul – “Skylight” (Ft. Alex Lewis)

Sounds like… just the kind of warmth to melt the frost sitting on the East Coast right now. Point your speakers at the window (or skylight) and let the world know you are ready for summertime disco pool parties and the tanlines that go with them.

Location: Chicago, IL.

Future: Summer is coming, I promise.


Gemini Club – “Empty Bed”

Sounds like… our homies Gemini Club are swinging for the strobe-lit fences with this epic catchy grinder of a jam. Its been a full year since we got any new music from these guys so here’s to hoping this is the beginning of a big 2015.

Location: Chicago, IL

Future: More, more, more!