Monograms is the alias of Brooklyn, NYC's Ian Jacobs. Pointillism lyrics, lucid beats and angular melodies create a driving backdrop for what has been coined as "Nuke-Wave". Since the project’s humble bedroom-recordings conception, Monograms has supported Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Ezra Furman, Sunflower Bean, Man or Astro-Man?, A Place To Bury Strangers, Girl Band, Caveman, DMA's, Juan Waters and others. That trajectory coupled with U.S. tours and an array of streams and words from valued outlets such as Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, the 405, Alt Citizen, Post-Punk, Earmilk, Alt Citizen, Audiofemme, Adhoc and more has also led Monograms' music to be used in film and television (Shameless on Showtime, SXSW Film Festival, etc.)
The music of Monograms communicates a number of different notes with velocity, from post-punk to gritty pop and electronica, all within a clear postmodern approach. These angles often point Monograms' sonic coding at other genre-defying artists from the heyday of college radio, as well as contemporary vibes that push and pull from different styles seamlessly, all within the same thread. Monograms is Brooklyn's Nuke Wave.