SPACES EVERYWHERE – THE ELEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM BY NEW WAVE PIONEERS THE MONOCHROME SET – IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED BY DISCERNING LABEL TAPETE. IN THIS NEW EDITION OF THE MOUTHCAST, SINGER, GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER BID DISCUSSES THE THEMES OF THE RECORD.
“On one hand, the music is very melodic and cheerful. The lyrics, however, deal with death, decay, change… no wonder we are rather popular with the undead,” he says. A very particular humor. And a very unique sound. Although this time banjos, Hammond organ and even flutes can be heard, experts and laymen alike will recognize that this is The Monochrome Set. Undistorted, nervous guitars, like the soundtrack to some Nouvelle Vague film – but one featuring Michael Caine, Louis de Funès and Belmondo (and directed by Andy Warhol).
With SPACES EVERYWHERE, The Monochrome Set present an album that could become a modern classic like ELIGIBLE BACHELORS or STRANGE BOUTIQUE before it. At the very least, the in-crowd should make their way to record shops on 16th March. And where is the best place to listen to the album? Bid: “In a deconsecrated church, without a mirror.” There he goes again.