The Queen Annes

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Industrial Revelation is the May Album of the Month!

May 16th, 2016

HEY!! Industrial Revelation is our May AotM, with selections from their superb Liberation & the Kingdom of Nri. I’m gonna go see them this Friday at Rhythm and Rye in Olympia and you are welcome to come down and buy me a beer!


May 12th, 2016

Meditations on Prince BowieGMR label prez Tom Dyer has released a new digital single, “Meditations on Prince Bowie.” Dyer: “I liked both Prince and Bowie. A lot. They died. That’s what people do. I wrote this not particularly reverent piece and recorded it as a bit of a cheeky tribute. All sounds were made with my voice.”


May 11th, 2016

Mister Rod Moody (of The Fuzz and Swedish Finnish) havin’ the time of his young life rippin’ it up with The Sonics @ Easy Street. He’s a video star!

Queen Annes Record Release Show June 24!

May 9th, 2016


May 6th, 2016

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:

Let Me Set The Record Straight!

May 5th, 2016

T. Muddy extends the lower lip.

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.


May 5th, 2016

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


May 4th, 2016

Be there or be square.


April 30th, 2016

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.

In Ballard: Tribute to the Green Pajamas!

April 29th, 2016

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.

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