Tom Dyer's New Pagan Gods
History of NW Rock Vol. 1

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Tom Dyer Releases History OF NW ROCK VOL. 1, 1959-1968!

July 18th, 2015

Tom Dyer’s New Pagan Gods have just released History of NW Rock Vol. 1. 1959-1968, featuring 15 rollicking interpretations on Northwest Rock Classics originally by the Sonics, Wailers, Fleetwoods, Ventures, Kingsmen, Merrilee Rush and more! Sure to be jolly fun for the whole family!

Jimm McIver – can turn a bad day into a good day!

July 18th, 2015

“Jimm McIver sings passionately about the unpredictability of human nature. This album can turn a bad day into a good day.” Leslie Snyder, Jersey Beat

Dyer “will certainly appeal to barflies”!!!

July 14th, 2015

Jeff Penczak in The Terrascope sez: “What we actually have here is Dyer and a bunch of his drinking buddies (essentially various Green Pajamas/Chemistry Set members) ripping through some of Dyer’s favourite Pac NW garage singles . . . It’s obvious the boys had a lot of fun (and perhaps more than a few pints) while recording these chestnuts and even though most of them will be unfamiliar to non-Northwesterners, they will certainly appeal to barflies and anyone who loves to work up a sweat and a thirst on the weekend.”

Green Monkey Creates “Psychological” Video for The OF’s “Double Shift”

July 13th, 2015

Green Monkey Records has created a new video for The OF’s “Double Shift” using the power of Psychology. According to Tom Dyer, who wrote, directed, shot and edited the video, the technology of the digital video camera is being used to peer deeply and directly into the slightly disturbed mind of John Carey, revealing the precisely timed essence of each musical note as it is played. Mr. Carey reports no ill effect from the experience and is currently resting comfortably at his home in Roslyn, WA.

History of NW Rock “Just a whole bunch of fun”

July 12th, 2015

Graham Reid of Elsewhere sez: Tom Dyer’s New Pagan Gods; History of Northwest Rock Vol 1 1959 – 1968: And more covers-cum-tribute. Anyone who has heard or read about the history of the rock, pop, soul and beyond out of the Pacific Northwest is impressed: the Sonics, the Kingsmen (Louie Louie), Paul Revere and the Raiders . . . Here Tom Dyer of Seattle’s prolific Green Monkey label (which we have mentioned often) hooks up with fellow travellers for often faithful, frequently enjoyable, always play-loud covers of the Sonics’ The Witch and You Got Your Head on Backwards, the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run, the incredibly obscure Tiny Tony and the Statics (whose original I Wanna Hold Your Hand came out a year before the Beatles’ song with a similar title), Paul Revere’s classics Hungry and Just Like Me, the Fleetwoods’ Come Softly To Me and more. Louie Louie among them. With pointed liner notes (Dyer knew some of these characters or has a story to place them in context) this is just a whole bunch of fun. You still need to hear some of these originals of course, but these are delivered in the enthusiastic spirit of the Northwest garageband ethic.


July 9th, 2015

I think you should go there and Like it right now. Don’t You?

History of NW Rock Release Date Moved Up!

July 8th, 2015

Due to the pure excitement over the release of Tom Dyer’s History of Northwest Rock Vol. 1, Green Monkey has agreed to move the release date up to Friday July 17. Can’t wait!

McIver Record Release Show @ Slim’s Friday July 17 8:00pm

July 7th, 2015

The record release party for Sunlight Reaches will be held on Friday, July 17 at Slim’s Last Chance Chili Parlor (5606 1st Avenue South, Seattle). Appearing on the bill with Jimm & Mallets of Forethought will be Christy McWilson, who is preparing to release her first album since 2009 and Walter Salas-Humara, formerly of The Silos. This is the only scheduled appearance for the Jimm & Mallets, so it is not to be missed by living humans. The show will start at 8:00PM sharp, with Walter kicking off the festivities, followed by Christy and finally, Jimm. Don’t be late!!


July 4th, 2015

To celebrate America’s birthday we today release a new video by The OF – “Refrigeration Leak on a Cloudy November Evening with Cranberry Arteriolerosis” – mmmm!

I love how the next up youtube video is about fixing coolant leaks!


July 3rd, 2015

Dagger ‘Zine heart emoticon for Tom Dyer’s New Pagan Gods History of NW Rock Vol. 1! “You could say that Tom Dyer is a proud Northwesterner….ok, a proud Seattle-ite. Dude’s been documenting the NW scene for a few decades now … Who produced it? Who else, Mr. Steve Fisk. They tackle fifteen songs on here and many are my faves. … the cast assembled here are folks who have a true reverence for these songs and the era. They’re doing it because they love and appreciate it. These songs are in the right hands. Dive in.”

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