Bootleg Theater, Marion Hodges of 89.9 KCRW, Ones To Watch Present
MONOGEM record release
Party Nails, Sheare
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
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, daughter of Courteney Cox & David Arquette, and Matthew RC Taylor, Musical.ly phenom. 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." The music video for "Wild," has been featured by Good Morning America, Alternative Press, NYLON, InStyle, Us Weekly, Perez Hilton and more.
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.
Party Nails is the pop incarnation of songwriter/performer Elana Belle Carroll. Elana's journey to Party Nails has been a fascinating one: At the age of 11, she was performing original Americana in her small upstate New York town of Chatham. At 15, she was writing country music, and by 18 she'd moved to NYC to write and self produce her first solo project Vernous. After initially cultivating a dark electro sound for Vernous, Elana found herself in Los Angeles, headed down the opposite path, landing sonically in a celebratory indie-pop land somewhere between influences Haim, Charli XCX and Robyn.
Neon Space Pop from The City That Never Sleeps