Bay Area Funk Band Monophonics Debut The Official Video For "Beggin" From Their Forthcoming 'Mirrors' EP, Directed by Frank Door.

Bay Area funk outfit Monophonics debut the official video for “Beggin” directed by Frank Door. Their cover of the song popularized by Franki Valli & The Four Seasons follows the release of the Mirrors EP. Anchored by their signature surf, psych and soul sound, the video is a kaleidoscopic black and white clip that captures the sheer urgency of one final attempt at recapturing a love lost. While desperation may not work in winning a lover back, it is the perfect foil for the driving percussion and bright harmonies that Monophonics lay on thick. The video is also a great preview of the six-song project released by Transistor Sound, which finds the band covering some of their favorite funk and soul jams.

Mirrors is comprised entirely of cover tunes, except that I doubt you’ve ever heard of half the deeply funky and soulful originals that inspired these soulful, tastefully produced, and timeless Monophonics treatments. We wanted to do a couple songs that were more familiar to people and then shine some light on groups we’re big into, lead singer, keyboardist and co-producer Kelly Finnigan explains. It takes a lot of guts to cover your favorite songs, your van jams, that song you play as a shot of inspiration to break-up a marathon studio session. Not only are these great songs, but these are artists that we listen to and are influenced by. It’s not about making records that sound old, it’s about making records that sound cool, Kelly says. Not that he and the other five members of Monophonics mind if you confuse their albums for classic-era recordings. Even musician friends regularly mistake a sweaty and greasy Monophonics original for an unheard Bar-Kays side, or a deep soul cover tune might pass for an original to a novice ear, except that Kelly makes sure to give credit where credit is due, which is what they do explicitly on this EP, Mirrors.

Watch the official video for “Beggin” below. Purchase the Mirrors EP via Fanlink. Follow Monophonics via Twitter @monophonicsfunk or visit for more.


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