You Can't "Play Pretend" w/ The Latest Gem From Joyce Wrice, Kay Franklin & MNDSGN
Over the last year, Joyce Wrice and MNDSGN have revealed themselves to be one of the west coast’s most potently proper pairings. “Do You Love Me” fuzzed and buzzed with lovelorn lilts. “Ain’t No Need” brought the brilliant DJ Harrison into the fold for a cosmic collaboration by any system to metrics.
Earlier this week the duo release a double-sided 7-inch single “Rocket Science” b/w “Play Pretend” via MNDSGN’s Stones Throw imprint, Akashik Records. And while they A-side began its rotations at the top of the week, today the boogie-blessed B-side surfaces for your weekend wind-down, ripe and ready for tonight’s post-work air-blessing rituals. You can hear it down below, just be sure to secure your copy of the vinyl via Stones Throw. Joining the mix is the mysterious sonic visionary, Kay Franklin, who offers a bit of enigmatic energy on “Play Pretend”.
For those just getting acquainted with Franklin, he’s spent his formative years watching Chaka Khan, Billy Griffin, Michael Jackson and others performing over his own original material. This multilayered songwriter, singer and instrumentalist has built his crew as an imaginative producer, even helping his uncle, LA Jay, cook up some goodness for the legendary Pharcyde.
You can also catch MNDSGN on the road thoughout the rest of the month with the Stone Throw crew as they bring the 20th anniversary celebrations up and down the west coast.
MNDSGN Tour Dates:
Nov 18 @ 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
Nov 20 @ Holocene – Portland, OR
Nov 21 @ Barboza – Seattle, WA
Nov 22 @ Alexander – Vancouver, Canada
Dec 20 @ The Echo – Los Angeles, CA