Mons Vi

Mons Vi delivers bedroom electro-pop sound to Mercury on 09.28

New single “Divina,” released in August by bedroom pop project Mons Vi, sounds like a(nother) sonic departure for Matthew Hershoff's brainchild, but one that sounds very promising. The Columbia grad got us hooked early on this year with his tasteful lo-fi track “Away”, and following album Relic 1, a record that blended the songwriter's melancholic and atmospheric pop with occasional edgier tunes reminiscent of the early Strokes. "Divina," on the other hand, seems to represent a successful transition towards crisper and livelier electro-pop instrumentation, with an added multi-cultural flavor represented by Adrianne Gonzalez's voice, sharing lead vocals duties with Hershoff - in Spanish. While waiting for new material, you can catch Mons Vi live at Mercury Lounge on September 28th, alongside other NYC bands Late Guest at the Party and Glass Gang. – Pearse Devlin

   

Parrot Dream bring Chile flavored dream pop to Brooklyn Bazaar, 09.14

Parrot Dream's discography showcases the gradual development of their dream-pop aesthetic, which features a peculiar Latin twist (the band is originally from Chile).

In their song "On Your Own," Parrot Dream teases the listener into an all-too-familiar melancholy before jumping in with a groovy bass line and electrifying hi-hat, reminiscent of the Chilean disco scene.

Make sure to partake in the experience at the Brooklyn Bazaar on 09.14 alongside our other featured bands, Triathalon and Mons Vi. --Amanda Ogea

   

Mons Vi plays second show at Trans Pecos on 05.25

Columbia grad Matthew Hershoff is the mind behind Mons Vi, a lo-fi indie project based in Brooklyn, whose dreamy hit “Away” (streaming) has over 17 thousand plays on Soundcloud. The combination of Hershoff’s powerful lyrics ("i can sense your unbound violence / living in your untamed silence / I can feel your unknown power / sleeping till the final hour"), the simple instrumentals, and Adrianne Gonzalez’s soft backing vocals gives this project a depths that trascends its ethereal sound. 2016's EP "Indie Rock Bullshit" keeps faith to its title with a more upbeat and distorted approach. You can catch Mons Vi at The Trans Pecos on May 25th - it will be their second show ever! - Lilly Milman

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best soft songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!