Brodie Moniker – “Push Play DJ”
A Spill Exclusive Music Premiere
Regina based, fifteen-year music veteran Brodie Moniker (PandaCorn, Brain Sauce, Fancy Diamonds), is a truly musical diverse talent with sophisticated songwriting, artistic arrangements, and progressive-pop presentations. Brodie is set to release his debut album Nowhere Left to Ghost on March 25 through Extra Credibility Records. Spill Magazine is proud to premiere the first single “Push Play DJ”.
Polite, honest and aggressive, Moniker puts his entire being into every song, challenging listeners’ presumed ideas of modern rock, reminiscent of past and present sound masters with Frank Zappa arrangements, Brian Eno production, Nick Drake tone, Jack White blues, Trent Reznor edge and Gordie Johnson style.
Touring internationally with critically acclaimed artists like Jeff Straker, while producing and engineering breakthrough albums for artists like Megan Nash (PandaCorn), Moniker has honed his sound and developed his songwriting, melding his influences into a true sonic mosaic.
With songs like “Old Sandbox”, a blend of ambient soundscape, dirty electronic soundbites, ethereal vocals, angelic harp-inspired instrumentals with soaring saxophone and hand drums, to “Push Play DJ”, a straight ahead, blues rock tune with guitar and bass sounds bigger than the Canadian prairies provinces, Moniker’s debut album is the voice of a true musical savant.
Accompanied by Drake Mark (Lords Kitchner) on drums and Steve Leidal (Johnny 2 Fingers) on bass, Moniker is touring Midwestern Canada preparing the roads, Oregon Trail style, for his upcoming debut album tour.
More expansive than Saskatchewan’s living skies, this debut solo album promises a true musical journey, a mixed-genre compilation with eased delivery, ambient soundscape, poignant lyricism, huge guitar riffs and catchy melodies.
“Brodie Moniker spent 15 formative years in the obscure little/big town of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan. A collection of characters, mostly artists, lovers and friends riddle the lyrics of Nowhere Left to Ghost. The title is a reference to feeling stuck in that town, haunting the same old places and in some cases the same people. Push Play DJ is specifically about how making your way in the Saskatchewan music scene can push and pull you different directions, sometimes creating versions of yourself that you want to leave behind. The album is a catharsis and a way of leaving those things behind and moving on to higher places.”
Nowhere Left to Ghost
(Extra Credebility Records)
Release Date: March 25, 2017