May 28th, 2015
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May 27th, 2015
Frank Gutch Jr. tells is like it is. “From the carnival intro of Overture through the folk/psych and sixties farfisa rock of Everybody Now to the Oingo-Boingo-ish deviltry of Laboratory Rat, this album begs a complete listen. Give it one and you get equal parts fringe rock with classical interludes and the occasional cross between glee club and Hi-Los which practically sounds like recordings from a monastery. The small compositions, for they are worthy of that designation, fade in and out seamlessly, the distance between one and the next timed to perfection.”
May 26th, 2015
By Leslie Synder. “Is the world coming to a screeching halt? The answer to the million dollar question is, yes. This is according to an independent pop rock quintet out of Seattle, Washington called The Of. The Of sings solemn, yet haunting songs about the possibility of the apocalypse coming and what the world will look like when the apocalypse is over while sounding similar to the late Frank Zappa with their moaning vocals and eerie, but brutally intense pop rock melodies that will instill fear in the minds of listeners everywhere. . . ”
May 21st, 2015
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!
May 20th, 2015
New Escape Goat album is in stores. Fantastico! Now dig this.
May 18th, 2015
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.
May 18th, 2015
Mr. McIver sends vibrations to the spirit world via WITCHCRAFT! From today’s magnificent shoot! Sez Jimm: you know, you just have to feel it, man.
May 17th, 2015
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.
May 4th, 2015
You can get this from us right now. HERE. It’s really cool.