Green Monkey Records is most pleased to release a new digital single from Fur For Fairies – “I Breath You In” b/w “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” I Breath You In” was recorded as part of the original FFF album but held back due to its very personal nature; it was now deemed time to let it stand on its own. The song was written by Susanne and Jeff as a tribute/remembrance to her late father, Northwest artist and long-time University of Washington faculty member Michael Dailey.
Susanne Kelly: “I Breathe You In” is a love song to my father. He painted sky, sea and landscapes. In the art world he was renowned for his use of color. In our family he was color. After he died at home, the family honored his wishes to be cremated and scattered in the sea. I stood on a rock near shore, sky all around, and threw out handfuls. Instead of gray, the ashes were a sandy rose, and when airborne turned golden. No one could ever burn the color out of Michael Dailey. He colors my world still and always.”
The single is available direct from Green Monkey Records Friday and will be available on iTunes, etc. shortly.
In addition to the single, Fur For Fairies has released a video for the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZcPDtFs_xs
So I’ve read more than once lately that we are mostly a reissue label, and god knows we do unearth some ancient stuff from time to time, but I thought I’d go do some statistical analysis.
Since GMR Mach 2 started in 2009, we have had 42 releases. Of those, 14 are old shit, the remaining 28 are freshly recorded new releases, a two-to-one ratio. If you look at our monthly AotM where we often feature other NW artists, we still have more new overall (42 to 36) than old, so we still lean that way.
However, it is truthful to say that most people we put out are older than sin (that’s old) but putting stuff out by decrepit old bastards is not quite the same as reissuing old stuff, this is skippy fresh new music by people who are just too dumb to quit having fun.
The bottom line is this. I just put out music I like and I don’t worry a lot about who else likes it. I hope people like it (hell, I hope YOU like it), but that is not my guiding light. I just like to rock, baby.
I hope this clarifies our position in the marketplace for you and eradicates confusion. Do let me know should you have questions.
The NAVINS get more Sweet Press: ” these are rock/pop tunes that are very good. . . you could call it power pop and slink away before anyone can call you on it, but there’s more here (though terrific opening cut, “Judy You’re Not Yourself Today” is straight up power pop). “Piano Fire” almost has this tense kinda jangle like an old Flying Nun band (The Clean?) while “Oceans” has this killer guitar workout, it reminded me a little bit of Dinosaur Jr, and “Better Luck” has some sprightly jangle that would make any indie popper proud.” Dagger zine
The Navins have pulled down their first review in Jersey Beat! Sez Leslie Snyder: “The Navins are a wonderful independent alternative pop trio who sings honest and passionate songs about human emotions and how human beings choose to cope with various situations in life. The trio’s latest CD “Not Yourself Today” is like a storybook for an alternative pop music fanatic’s ears.” Hell yeah.
No One Can Save Us : A Tribute to the Green Pajamas (featuring Joe Ross and Laura Weller of the Green Pajamas) !!! Sunday at 8 PM – 10:30 PM @ Hattie’s Hat in Ballard. Yes, dear friends – it has come to this. Surprise guests? Who can say.
Ps. I believe that is Joe on the right. https://www.facebook.com/events/263602833977799/
Randy Nash (once known as Randy Rubato) will be interviewed live tonight, Wednesday April 27th from 8:30 to 10:30 PM (Pacific) on KSER – Independent Public Radio – 90.7 FM in Everett or KSER.ORG (click to listen live) on the FROM HERE TO OBSCURITY show with host Jerry Bennett. The truth will be revealed!
“You could actually pretty easily think that this was recorded in some basement in the 60s! “1/4 to Zen” that starts off the CD is actually a pretty great tune … Some songs sound almost like The Misfits or The Ramones, so not really that psychedelic and more punk than garage rock. This is wild, loud, raw, honest and energetic rocking and friends of garage punk really should check this album out.” DJ Astro’s Astral Zone