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MONO IN VCF / 2008

The debut album self-released, produced in Tacoma and Seattle.

PRE-ORDER VINYL

LP notes:

Produced by Martin Feveyear & Hunter Lea. Recorded at the VCF home studio Tacoma & Jupiter Studios Seattle by Martin Feveyear, Hunter Lea & Jordan Luckman. Assisted by William Brown & Stuart Shank. Mixed and mastered by Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios. Strings on Spider Rotation, Masha, Chanteuse, The Only One arranged by Hunter Lea & Katie Freeze. Performed by Seattle Symphony members Stephen Bryant (violin), Sue Jane Bryant (viola), Walter Gray (cello).

2017

While Mono In Vcf claim Tacoma, Washington as their headquarters, one listen to their self-titled full length conjures images of the band roaming the Parisian streets on a dark and rainy night, smoking cigarettes under the glow of the Eiffel Tower. Mono In Vcf have proved that even the French haven’t forgotten their Pacific Northwest heritage by getting on rotation on Canal B (Rennes, France) and regular spins on the Ferarock morning show. Seattle's KEXP had the group peaking at number six on its 2008 variety charts, while BBC1’s Rob Da Bank also spun Mono In Vcf that year in England. Jarvis Cocker even selected the band to open for him at his most recent Seattle appearance, April 2007.

 

Original singer and founding member Charles Perales chose the band name as a collision of sounds and eras. The name was just as much a statement of influences: “Mono” paid homage to Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” production, which guitarist and fellow main songwriter Hunter Lea favored a modern representation of on most recordings. "In Vcf" completed the idea of broadcasting sounds through a Moog synthesizer–something Lea does regularly.

 

The group released The Voltage Control EP on May 3, 2005. “Modern Nocturne” and “Ultra Love” became immediate favorites on KEXP-FM in the summer. During 2006 sessions for a debut album via Sony/Columbia, the group disbanded. The 2006 Columbia sessions were never released.

 

Lea and bassist Jordan Luckman–both founding members along with Perales– continued Mono In Vcf in 2007, joined by vocalist Kimberly Miller. The group released an acclaimed self-titled debut on June 17, 2008. Co-produced by Lea and Seattle mainstay Martin Feveyear (R.E.M., Screaming Trees), the album combines the droning psychedelia of the Velvet Underground and Nico with Phil Spector’s booming “Wall Of Sound.”

 

Biography by Michael Sutton & Jordan Luckman

Mono In Vcf has included the musicians

Scott Clarke.............................keys+drums

Jason Falk.......................................drums

Martin Feveyear..................production+keys

Tyson Griffin.......guitar+keys live+production

Chad Imes..................guitar live+production

Terry Jacks......................................vocals

Rick King...................................percussion

Alan Kropf................guitar+keys+production

Mike Krushka....................................guitar

Hunter Lea....guitars+vocals+keys+production

Jordan Luckman.........bass guitar+vocals+sax

Kimberly Miller.................................vocals

Charles Perales.......vocals+guitar+production

George Reed-Harmon..........................guitar

Dylan Taggart...........................keys+drums

The Voltage Control EP / 2005

The debut EP, self-released from Tacoma, Washington.

EP notes:

Tracks 1, 2 & 3 mixed by Hunter Lea. Track 4 mixed by Tyson Griffin & Hunter Lea. Mastered by Mark Miller at Kalara Studios (Seattle) on April 5 2005. Drum engineering by Chad Imes on tracks 1 & 3. Drum engineering by Tyson Griffin on tracks 2 & 4. Recorded at the VCF house in Tacoma, Washington.

2004

 

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Mono In Vcf

JUNE 17–2008

The Voltage Control EP

MAY 3–2005

Mono In Vcf/SoundCloud

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The debut album , produced in Tacoma and Seattle.