Mondo Drag will knock your socks off, let your hair down and take you on a mind’s eye exploration you won’t soon forget. Though they exude love for the spiraling tapestry of heavy psychedelia of the past, they are on a rock and roll mission all their own: an unearthed prog band, futuristic in their time capsule, rocketing forward through the depths, gathering the sounds of space itself.
Monarch a natural quintet from Encinitas, California presents a spring psychedelia that goes hand in hand with elegant undulations of Prog Rock. Its surrounding sound is strummed with a startling and lush sensitivity.The three fertilizing guitars throw in a harmonious, entrancing performance which delivers rhapsodic riffs along with intoxicating solos. The low end possessing characteristics hypnotic and tranquil, all the while tastefully decorating the sonic road with a technical and emotional depth. A percussive backbone that stretches in creatively dynamic incursions that act in stunning unison with the other instruments. Along with this quintet all the while, deep in Monarch lives a soft, melodious voice that flies over the fragrant perspiration exhaled by musical symbiosis.
“Jazzy space jams with southern rock riffs.” – San Diego Reader