Monocle Band/Monocle Band
Led by the sweet and soaring vocals of Monica Whittington, Monocle Band combines the best of song-craft and captivating performance. This is original music, the acoustic sound of the spirit, innately authentic yet sonically aligned with the roots music revival. Monocle Band blends stirring songcraft, flatpicked guitar, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and the most musical of drums into a sound that will move your body, mind, and soul.
Monocle Band released its self-titled debut album in October 2013, earning them the 25th most played CD on the National Folk DJ Chart for September 2013.
The album was recorded and produced at The Distillery in Lyons by David Tiller of Taarka and ThaMuseMeant and “the man behind the sounds of Elephant Revival’s first two albums.”
Composed of eleven original Monocle Band songs, the act’s debut album features performances by Grammy-winning artist Sally Van Meter and other noted guests. Band members are “extremely proud” of the record and it has been getting great reviews and radio play around the country.
The debut recording is a “musical postcard” made even more poignant when The Distillery Studio in Lyons was washed away in the flood last year, just months after the record was finished. According to members, the album captures a band in its “creative stride with a firm command of their craft.”
Formed in 2011, the band’s noted performances have led them to the main stage band competitions of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass.
The new album is available in stores around Colorado and online at iTunes, Bandcamp and CD Baby as well as through the band’s website at http://www.monocleband.com.
1) Can’t Get By
3) Far Away
5) As Fast as I Can
6) Heart House
7) Water Sky
8) Silly Joy
9) Slow Walk