Monogem

The Wayfarer Presents

Monogem

Moxi

Thu, September 28, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Monogem
Monogem
MONOGEM is the moniker under which singer and songwriter Jen Hirsh creates sleek, glittering melodies, suffused with the sweet aftertaste of soul and a slow-mo sex appeal. In the cosmos, a Monogem Ring is a supernova remnant, the leftover glow from an exploded star. One of the largest monogem rings in the universe is located near the Gemini and Cancer constellations. Born in late June, Jen is on the cusp of Gemini-Cancer, and thus, Monogem rang true and stuck.

MONOGEM’s self-titled debut EP was exclusively premiered by Interview Magazine in February 2015 with insightful commentary: “The California native's sound is heavy in electro-pop, yet her voice resonates with the richness of classic soul and jazz.” Touring with this EP included performances at the Art Institute of Chicago, SXSW 2016, and the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood. In April 2016, “Take It Slow” was released via The Watch List, a new exclusive singles label and partnership between The FADER and CONNECT/Reverbnation. "Take It Slow" went on to make Spotify's Weekend Buzz playlist and charted #2 on HypeM’s Most Popular Tracks.

In March of this year, LADYGUNN Magazine premiered the music video for MONOGEM's "Wild", starring Coco Arquette, progeny of Courteney Cox & David Arquette, and Matthew RC Taylor, who has over one million followers on Musical.ly & Instagram. The narrative unfolds as two young best friends enjoy a night at home—but, with raging popcorn fights, fierce cross-dressing, night swimming, and a climactic surprise ending, this isn't your run of the mill Netflix and Chill. MONOGEM, who makes a cameo delivering pizza to the teens, explains: "Life's too short to not live wild."

MONOGEM’s highly anticipated sophomore EP, “100%,” plunges into more sophisticated territory with deeper cuts and complex production. Heightened vocal effects and a whirlwind of modular and analog synths contributed by producer and sound designer Peter Dyer amplify MONOGEM’s astral sound in this new EP. The title single will be released early April, and the EP drops in May.
Moxi
Moxi
“Moxi mixes raw vocal talent with an ambient upbeat sound that just makes sense....this band is going places.” -Megan Harvey - Music In Press

Introducing Moxi, a Los Angeles based indie pop outfit built upon the dreamy, ethereal vocals of Anna Toy and surrounded by the moody, atmospheric keyboards of Andy Toy. Drawing on elements from pop, classic cinema, and 80's new wave, Moxi presents Anna's distinct vocals against a backdrop of dark electronic textures, innovative guitar sonics and enigmatic, dream pop melodies.

Moxi’s upcoming EP Figures Bathed in Light is produced by Emmy Award-winning songwriter Bobby Hartry and mixed by Bryan Cook (Radiohead, Beck). The six-song release is the result of a writing retreat to a cabin in the desolate mountains of Big Bear. This weekend of escapism was the catalyst for all creativity on the record. The duo's isolation during this time forced them to confront life altering experiences they faced fueling an EP filled with spiritual reflection, conquering life's demons and facing the dark as well as the light.

Title track “Figures Bathed in Light” was conceived after the couple escaped a near-fatal car crash. This life threatening experience empowered them with a wealth of creative energy and the need to create art to immortalize the new found hope they had following this encounter. Anna explains, "our inspiration comes from a myriad of sources and ideas, but the underlying themes come from our emotional response to art and life experience”. The track highlights the band's dreamy, floating quality of music and fascination with the supernatural. "Behind all the drifting soundscapes, I always build a violence and tension into the music, even if it’s not overtly present at first”, admits Andy. “In all of our songs, we bring all of these elements together in a way that is hopefully relatable and memorable because ultimately, we want people to feel understood through our music.”

Moxi’s successes to date include sharing the stage with bands such as Sir Sly, Wildcat! Wildcat and Gungor among others. Moxi has also received numerous TV placements and global favor, being featured on shows such as Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Young and the Restless, I Am Cait, Total Divas, and Made in Chelsea. With over a million hits on Spotify, Moxi are ready for their next endeavor with Figures Bathed In Light due for release August 18.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com