between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring
soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.
The Deli NYC calls paris_monster “a precise, complex and
sophisticated mechanism" delivering a sound that “could be the
new face of American roots rock”.
“Lamplight”, the band's first full-length album, is set to be released in early 2019. The album solidifies their dirty, glitchy, lyric-centered, groove-
based sound. “Lamplight” is a milepost in their search for a
focused and flexible musical approach. Elements of funk and
soul join with lyrical themes of bygone eras in rural settings,
characters lost, and mortality confronted. Love achieved, and
denied. Americana. These themes stand in stark contrast to
pounding grooves and electronic mayhem, creating depth and
dimensions that could have been otherwise achieved only by
dropping a modular synth in the corn fields of central New York
or the woods of Connecticut.
popmatters, the first to get their ears on a track from
“Lamplight”, said, “The artiness and artfulness of ‘Moles’
suggests that paris_monster is capable of subverting our notions
about popular music in the post-postmodern era.”