Monogem Explodes For Two In SoCal

MONOGEM

MONOGEM play the Wayfarer Sep. 28 and Soda Bar Sep. 29; photo Jenna Johns

MONOGEM is the moniker under which singer and songwriter Jen Hirsh creates sleek, glittering melodies, suffused with the sweet aftertaste of soul and a slow-mo sex appeal. She will be performing at The Wayfarer Sep. 28 and Soda Bar Sep. 29.

MONOGEM’s highly anticipated sophomore EP 100% blends her own new wave of sultry with ethereal alt-pop. Heightened vocal effects and a whirlwind of modular and analog synths contributed by producer and sound designer Peter Dyer amplify MONOGEM’s astral sound in this new EP.

Her newest music video for “Wild” starring Coco Arquette (daughter of Courteney Cox & David Arquette) has been featured internationally by Good Morning America, E!, Daily Mail UK, Alternative Press, NYLON, Perez Hilton and more.

The narrative unfolds as two young best friends enjoy a night at home—but, with raging popcorn fights, fierce cross-dressing, night swimming, and a climactic surprise ending, this isn’t your run of the mill Netflix and Chill. MONOGEM, who makes a cameo delivering pizza to the teens, explains: “Life’s too short to not live wild.”

MONOGEM has been playing Los Angeles at Soho House Hollywood & Malibu, as well as a sold-out EP release show at the Bootleg Theater and a genre-bending event with Red Bull Sound Select at The Echo with LPX. She recently DJ’d the 2017 Billboard Music Awards & Elle Present Women in Music at YouTube Space LA, It’s A School Night Los Angeles curated by Chris Douridas of KCRW, and more. Refinery 29 has called MONOGEM “a trailblazer of gender fluidity in the entertainment industry.”

MONOGEM’s self-titled 2015 debut EP was exclusively premiered by Interview Magazine with insightful commentary: “The California native’s sound is heavy in electro-pop, yet her voice resonates with the richness of classic soul and jazz.”

In the cosmos, a Monogem Ring is a supernova remnant, the leftover glow from an exploded star. One of the largest monogem rings in the universe is located near the Gemini and Cancer constellations. Born in late June, Jen is on the cusp of Gemini-Cancer, and thus, Monogem rang true and stuck.

Don’t miss a chance at catching this ascending star!