Tom Dyer’s New Pagan Gods – History of NW Rock Vol 1 1959-1968 is off to the pressing plant today. Fifteen chunks of early Northwest goodness as performed by the mighty New Pagan Gods: Dyer, Scott Sutherland of the King County Queens, Scott Vanderpool of the KCQ’s and Green Pajamas and Joe Ross of the Green Pajamas, with an occasional helping hand from Jeff the Organ Player. Goodness gracious!
As you may have noticed, the world did not end in 2012 when the Mayan calendar expired. To show a bit of caution, we waited another 2.5 years to see if the world ended before making any change. Without further ado, we have decided to align our release calendars.
For the last 5 years we have issued our new releases on the first of the month on the GMR website. The release date for great indie stores and download joints like iTunes would be either the second or third Tuesday of the month, because that’s how that part of the biz works.
While this could confuse dunderheads, we knew that the intelligent, discriminating Green Monkey listener of today would have no problem wading through a mass of misinformation to find the music they love. Then it stuck me. While are we are reaching 1.5 billion people each month, that still leaves over 7 billion whose lives we have yet to change. People possibly despairing for beauty. Time to get it on!
So effective in June, June 16 in fact, we will release our new stuff on the GMR website on the second or third Tuesday, the same time we release it in stores. No more messy confusion – one date to rule them all!
In those months where we don’t have a new release and stream some other great Northwest music, we will also change it up on the second Tuesday, to maintain consistency.
To interject inconsistency, which is somewhat the Green Monkey way, we will do our annual Xmas charity album at the beginning of December to make sure we have unlimited holiday cheer, not that Xmas is anytime soon.
It is our nearly sincere hope that this change will not cause you too much difficulty and that it may in fact provide you inner peace.
Jimm McIver is shooting a video today for “Witchcraft,” the first video for his new album Sunlight Reaches which will be released June 16th. The video, which will feature shortish people, possibly wearing hats, will be set in the present time.
The OF has an early (7:00pm) show in P-town 2 nite with Lord Master & Gamma Repeater at the The Firkin Tavern at 1937 SE 11th Ave. Portlandia, please know The OF are coming down from Seattle to crank this night up a notch or three with their sizzling intricate guitar riffs. This is their first performance without a token hippy lead singer. Should be noisy bliss.