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By JUAN GUTIERREZ
The brainchild of Edgar A. Ruiz (vocalist), Christian Caro (guitar), Bryan Mejia (drums) and Billy Azurdia (bass), Mind Monogram has been taking listeners on acid-dripping journeys across wild soundscapes since they released their first EP in 2015. A year after releasing the album “Ivory Hall,” Mind Monogram finally has new music to keep the mind-bending voyage going.
Their video for their new single “Chasing Rabbits” seems like a trippy head nod to Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android,” with existential cartoons and all. However, it’s through the filter of the L.A. quartet itself. Co-directed by Jon Shroyer and Mark Ashmore with animation by Tyler J. Downey, it stars Dane Troy and Janine Hogan (not to mention Cheeseburger the dog). It’s a dark, moody trip into the unconscious with a gentle melody to ease you into the darkness. “Losing lucid from my brain / Losing lucid feels so strange,” Ruiz sings, and ain’t that the truth.
||| Watch: the video for “Chasing Rabbits”
||| Live: Mind Monogram play La Santa in Santa Ana tonight, along with Wax Children and Daniel Ferrera. Info.