MONAKR – “Teardrop” (Massive Attack Cover)

Some would say that the world is divided into two groups: Those who have never heard Massive Attack’s 1998 song “Teardrop”. And those who have been madly in love with it at some point in their life. Well I say, whatever group you fall into, MONAKR’s stellar cover is essential listening for the day. No, the week. Hell, just keep this tab open. You are gonna need it.  Read more

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.