It's been a long time, but Monolators is playing at El Cid this Wednesday. 11pm. And I am very excited about Saturday's show at the dA in Pomona with Ema and the Ghosts. Not only am I very fond of Ema's music, but 3/4 of ETG is in Cobra Lilies, 1/4 is also in Monolators, and another 1/4 is in Shirley Rolls. Pedigree!
I have a little 4-song EP for you all from an electronic pop side project that I've been working on for the past few months: Lady Secrets. Lady Secrets consists of myself (Eli Monolator) and my friend George Patterson, formerly of LilPocketknife and Knodel. George lives in Portland and I do not, so this band exists entirely via the internet.
The way it worked was: George contacted me a few months ago with some instrumental synth tracks that he'd written, and asked if I would write some lyrics/melodies to sing on top, karaoke-style. I'd record my vocals and send them to George, who did all the mixing/effects/candy stuff. So I guess this was a collaboration in a sense, with George doing like 75% of the work. Artwork is by George's wife Lynnae, who says: "it's a cassette jacket insert thingy that you are supposed to cut out. I also contributed by complaining, pre-complaining and general whining."
Please download/check it out/pass it around, I'm pretty proud of it. Free free free free: