Monophonics ‎– Sage Motel (Vinyl)


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Check In 00:44
Sage Motel 03:52
Let That Sink In 04:34
The Shape Of My Teardrops 04:26
Broken Boundaries 05:28
Love You Better 03:08
Never Stop Saying These Words 04:25
Warpaint 04:50
Crash & Burn 04:56
Check Out 00:53

The world’s premier psychedelic soul band, Monophonics, cordially invites you to attend the grand re-opening of the once thriving, once vibrant establishment, the legendary Sage Motel. A place where folks experience the highs and lows of human existence. A place where big dreams and broken hearts live, where people arrive without ever knowing how they got there. It’s where individuals find themselves at a crossroads in life.

What started as a quaint motor lodge and a common pitstop for travelers and truckers in the 1940s morphed into a bohemian’s hang by the 1960s and 1970s. Artists, musicians, and vagabonds of all types would stop there as seedy ownership pumped obnoxious amounts of money into high end renovations, eventually attracting some of the most prominent acts of the era. But when the money ran out, The Sage Motel devolved into a place where you rent by the hour.

If these walls of the Sage Motel could talk, this is what they’d say. So join us as we examine where the stories are told and experiences unfold…..and sink into a soft pillow of soulful psychedelia…..down at the Sage Motel.

released May 13, 2022

Produced by Kelly Finnigan

Austin Bohlman — drums, percussion
Kelly Finnigan — vocals, Hammond and Farfisa organ, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, RMI electronic piano, Mellotron, Moog and Korg analog synthesizers, ARP String Ensemble, vibraphone, xylophone, Maestro RK, percussion
Max Ramey — electric bass, guitar (B1)
Ryan Scott — trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, background vocals

Produced and recorded at Transistor Sound Studio by Kelly Finnigan
Additional engineering by Sergio Rios, Chris Edwards, Pierre Duplan, Pat Bailey and Ari Judah
Mixed by Kelly Finnigan at Make Records in Los Angeles, CA
Assistant mix engineer: Ari Judah

All music written and arranged by Monophonics
All lyrics written and arranged by Kelly Finnigan
Additional lyrics by Jessica Fusello on “Never Stop Saying These Words”

Horns arranged by Ryan Scott and Alex Baky with additional arranging by Kelly Finnigan
Strings on “The Shape of My Teardrops” arranged and orchestrated by Louis King
Strings on “Love You Better” and “Don’t Ever Stop Staying These Words” arranged by Kelly Finnigan and orchestrated by Shaina Evoniuk

Alex Baky — flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Pat Bailey — guitar (A1, A2, A3, B2, B3)
Shawn Lee — acoustic guitar , electric guitar (A5, B4, B5)
SERGIO RIOS — guitar (A4)
Joe Ramey — fuzz guitar (A4)
Jason Cressey — trombone
Barry Sless — slide guitar
Kimiko Joy — background vocals
Viveca Hawkins — background vocals
Will Phillips — congas, percussion

Shaina Evoniuk — violin
Rachel Noyes — violin
Ilana Thomas — violin
Byron Hogan — cello
Kelly Maulbetsch — cello
Lewis Patzner — cello

Max Loeffler — album cover illustration
Whitney Pelfrey — gatefold photo


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