NYC Duo paris_monster
Debut New Song “Hot Canyon Air” Off Upcoming Album ‘Lamplight’
Dates Supporting Louis Cole (Knower) and Turkuaz Announced
NYC duo paris_monster has dropped a new song titled “Hot Canyon Air” off their upcoming debut album ‘Lamplight’ due out early next year.
‘Lamplight’ is currently ONLY available at the band’s live shows, so if you want a copy before it’s released to the rest of the world, visit www.parismonster.comfor tour dates. New supporting dates with Louis Cole (Knower) 10/18-10/19 and Turkuaz (12-31-2/2) announced.
OCT 12 Einsiedeln, Switzerland
OCT 13 GOB ganz of bicchio Viareggio, Italy
OCT 14 Biella Jazz Club Biella, Italy
OCT 16 Chat Noir Club Carouge, Switzerland
Support for Louis Cole (Knower):
OCT 18 Chop Shop- Chicago
OCT 19 El Club- Detroit, MI
NOV 10 EJMA Auditorium Lausanne, Switzerland
NOV 14 Auster-Club LYA Berlin, Germany
NOV 16 FRI Paard The Hague, Netherlands
Support For Turkuaz:
DEC 31 The Ball Drop at The Palladium- Worcester, MA
JAN 23 George’s Majestic Lounge- Fayetteville, AR
JAN 26 Last Concrt Cafe- Houston, TX
JAN 29 Last Exit Live Tucson, AZ (w/ Turkuaz)
JAN 30 191 Toole -Phoenix, AZ (w/ Turkuaz)
JAN 31 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA (w/ Turkuaz)
FEB 1 Teragram Ballroom- Los Angeles, CA (w/ Turkuaz)
FEB 2 The Fillmore- San Francisco, CA (w/ Turkuaz)
paris_monster on “Hot Canyon Air”:
“The drums and bass-line were written together. They fit within one another. The riff has a certain tension, because I wanted the verse to release into the chorus. This propels the song forward and helps it build.” (Josh Dion)
“A working relationship obviously requires dedication, and some of that dedication is to the task of clearing the path of the obstructions our partners put down behind them and before us, and making our way to them whether they like it or not.” (Geoff Kraly)
Check out the band’s recent Meinl Cymbals session here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes a gap between synthesized sound & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.
In fall of 2017 paris_monster began recording their first full-length LP, set to be released in early 2019. The album solidifies their dirty, glitchy, lyric-centered, groove-based sound. It will be a milepost in their search for a focused and flexible musical approach. Elements of funk and soul join with lyrical themes of bygone eras in rural settings, characters lost, and mortality confronted. Love achieved, and denied. Americana. These themes stand in stark contrast to pounding grooves and electronic mayhem, creating depth and dimensions that could have been otherwise achieved only by dropping a modular synth in the corn fields of central New York or the woods of Connecticut.
Praise for paris_monster:
“The artiness and artfulness of “Moles” suggests that parismonster is capable of subverting our notions about popular music in the post-postmodern era.”–PopMatters
“A precise, complex and sophisticated mechanism” delivering a sound that “could be the new face of American roots rock”. paris_monster showcases its prowess for hook writing/crafting a track that could stand without accompaniment as a blues-y, spiritual declaration, but is launched into another realm by its bed of synths and echoing choruses. An inspired take on bluesfolk that’s both hypnotic and engaging.”
“Each time I see them perform I’m dumbfounded at just how great they are”. paris_monster’s live show is something to behold. The challenge when seeing them live is getting past the fact that there are only two people creating all that sound. Two people. A drum set. A bass. A keyboard. A modular synthesizer. One microphone. And a massive sound. Beyond this visual impossibility is a careful and deliberate balance of frequencies, colors, and textures. Melodies to serve a story. Chaos to destroy preciousness.” –Pancakes & Whiskey
“paris_monster combines unexpected elements in its sound, fusions of garage rock and soul come together with the aggression of noise while the soothing sounds of synthesized pop hover somewhere in the distance.”- PopMatters