dreamy & driven
Formed in the summer of 2016, Mungbean began as an exclusively electronic two-piece band. The duo ventured into live performance and found a fast following in the emerging electronic music scene of Columbus, Ohio. Expanding over the last two years, the band has added (one at a time and in order) live guitar, drums, bass, and finally keys / synthesizers.
“Their synthy-hypnotic tones are glossy and driven, as Mungbean lets us know what they’re all about; dancing from the heart.” - Paste Magazine (2016).
Now, the five-piece outfit delivers a dynamic and captivating live show more akin to that of a rowdy beat-driven rock band than a polished-up pop performance. Mungbean has offered live support for national and international touring acts such as Kimbra, Spaceface, Ne-hi, Royal Canoe, and Highasakite.
“The drums are powerful, the vocals are alluring, and the synths are so sweet that you'll love the way they come in and out of the tune to showcase their struts.” - Indie Shuffle (2016).
All of Mungbean’s published music has been written and recorded by the artists at their homes, including but not limited to spaces such as bathrooms, bedrooms, basements, and back yards.
“Mungbean’s creation channels a modest psychedelia that would sit well with any listener.” - Impose Magazine (2016).