Turn Out the Lights
On Mono is a six-piece psychedelic/folk rock outfit from Philadelphia made up of Em (vocals, sitar, tambourine, synth), Jamie Gaffga (drums, percussion), Dave Mabee (bass guitar), Lindsey Manfred (rhythm guitar), and Brandon Bannister (lead guitar, mandolin). From the clap your hands sing-a-long \'Anthem\' to the dark and sinister \'Siren\'s Call\', On Mono is best described as \'Velvets-inspired drone and acid-psych that shimmers like a primal thrum on the back of your eyelids. The music moves in thick, fuzzy strokes like it's waist-deep in water, waves of distortion crashing all about. The laconic, blissed-out, undulating hum induces a sympathetic, head-swimming state." -Chris Parker (Philadelphia Weekly). \'... [a] distinctive blend of Southern rock, psychedelic and shoegaze will have you rocking all night long... The band has been winning fans across [Philadelphia] with visceral, nocturnal ballads that mix \'60s-influenced folk rock (the Yardbirds, the Byrds) with \'90s-esque post-punk alternative (My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth). The result is a gritty, trippy collection of songs... " -Kate Bracaglia (Philadelphia Style Magazine). September 2008 marks their self-released debut EP, \'Turn Out The Lights\'.