CHAPPO, Monogold

Early Show



Sat, December 15, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 21 and over

CHAPPO - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
CHAPPO first became cause célèbre for lovers of fuzzy space rock when a song from their self released Plastique Universe EP, "Come Home" inexplicably landed in an Apple iPod commercial, and was called "an excellently overstuffed garage-psych sound" by Pitchfork. They followed up by independently releasing another concept EP, Plastique Universe II: Pisces Princess, continuing their rambunctious place in the Brooklyn DIY scene. 2012 saw new milestones, including the release of their debut album Moonwater on Majordomo Records, touring with indie luminaries Of Montreal, and playing major festivals including Bonnaroo and Osheaga. Moonwater received further praise from SPIN, who noted "nods to classic indie (Pixies, a dash of Grandaddy); with just enough psych-swirls to stay groovy" and maintained a spot on Sirius XM - Alt Nation's top 18 for over 20 weeks.
Monogold - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Monogold's melodies soar like an eagle on top of a rollercoaster on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Why would there be a rollercoaster on Mount Kilimanjaro? You see things that are there and say, "Why?" But I see things that are not and say, "Why not?" Or, something like that.

Anyway, 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. (I'm not going to tell you the things in your life that needs reaffirming. I just work here.)

These three are such hookers too. Wait, scratch that. What I mean is the pop Monogold makes is catchy and sticky and big time hooky. Total sluts... to singable choruses!
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002