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Great New Stuff for YOU!

So we passed up the 100 release number. Now what YOU ask. What's in it for ME? Well, here is two things. 1. We are reducing postage charges. Just pay our low postage rate for the first item you buy and pile in as many more items as you want. No extra charge. Unless (there's always an unless) you live outside the US. In that case the same deal holds [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Green Monkey Records Passes 100 Releases!

Well, I know this ain't a big deal if you are MCA or Sony Records or some other declining giant, but this year, while we were not paying any attention, we passed the 100 releases mark, we are currently at 105. The first forty-six of those were during what I refer to as Mach 1 -  basically 1983 to 1991. Fifty-nine of those are Mach II, basically since August 2009. [...]

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CORRECTION: Swedish Finnish Available Exclusively From Green Monkey This Week!

GMR has rush-released Swedish Finnish for their Fantastic Record Release show this Sunday at 2:00PM at the West Seattle Summer Festival. It will be available at the show and direct from Green Monkey for this week. The Album will be available in stores and on iTunes, Amazon etc. starting July 21.  Please ignore and earlier contradictory nonsense we may have put out there.

By | July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

SWEDISH FINNISH RECORD RELEASE SHOW SUNDAY IN WEST SEATTLE!

SWEDISH FINNISH will play their West Seattle hometown to celebrate their self-titled debut. It's pop-tastic! Copies will be available for purchase right there in the Junction! Plus they will play the songs 100% live in person - no lip syncing here like some other weenie pop bands. When? Sunday 2:00pm. Where? The Junction, baby. What? Total Pop Ecstasy, you know! See you there!

SWEDISH FINNISH OUT FRIDAY!

Swedish Finnish releases their debut CD this Friday exclusively from Green Monkey and at their Sunday CD Release show. On July 21, it will be in stores, on the Internet and it's really great. 100% Super Pop. Have your Amazon Robot call and request it everywhere! Buy two copies and give one to your mom!

3 Live Monkey Bands this Weekend!

So much fun - how can you stand it! FRIDAY - The Shaken Growlers Record Release at Darrell's Tavern! SATURDAY - Swedish Finnish at The Parliament in West Seattle! SATURDAY - The OF at Marko's Place in remote and mysterious Roslyn!  

SHAKEN GROWLERS RECORD RELEASE THIS FRIDAY June 9 at Darrell’s

Ladies and Gentlemen - Your Shaken Growlers are going to rock like heathens Friday night at Darrell's for their record release party. They will hit the stage around 10:30 and a good time is promised for all!  

THE NAVINS LIVE TOMORROW SATURDAY MAY 13 @ SLIM’S LAST CHANCE

The Navins are working in the studio on a brand new album. Like right now. It's going to be great. However, you do not have to wait to hear these new songs cuz they will play some of them tomorrow night. Rest assured. Ps. Don't be frightened by the angry looking little dudes in the poster. They are just peevish because they cannot hear The Navins this very minute. Tomorrow [...]

AAIIEE CD RELEASE SHOW THIS FRIDAY AT DARRELLS! DAMN.

AAIIEE. That's right. There new disc is bustin' out in stores on April 21, but there is not reason to wait - just come to Darrell's in Shoreline this Friday for their CD release party and get it there. Plus you get the totally unassailable Squirrels, making it a top notch evening of entertainment.

The Navins Get Love from Three Imaginary Girls and Seattle Library!

Seattle Public Library makes finding your next favorite Seattle band 100 times easier by Imaginary Liz on March 15, 2017 in Andrew Joslyn, Barry Uhl, Cock & Swan, Ed Hartman, Falon Sierra, Four Lights, Fysah, Honcho Poncho, SEACATS, Seattle Public Library, The 2070s, The City Hall, The Good Wives, The Navins, Tiptons Sax Quartet and Drums, Tres Leches Another reason to LOVE Seattle + our wonderful public library + the [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

GREEN PAJAMAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “KILL THE POWER”!!

The Green Pajamas have something to say and they are saying it now. “Kill The Power” is their new digital single and video; clearly they do not like the presidency of Mr. Trump one bit. Historically, the Green Pajamas have not been a political entity. In this new world, that has changed - this is their second political video since the election and it kicks things up a notch from [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

GREAT GLOWING GASBAG VIDEO RELEASED!

The very first video for Tom Dyer's Songs To Annoy Small Children has been created using actual science. This video, created exclusively by Howie, shows the actual Sun of our own actual solar system. As you can see from the video, it is actually on fire. Things that are on fire are HOT. Believe me on this one. When people talk about global warming, this is not what they mean. This [...]

YOU LUCKY! We Have Unearthed The Green Pajamas “Strung Behind The Sun”!

So boyz-n-girlz - A couple years ago Jeff and Susanne smuggled out a suitcase full of CDs from Australia. Tony Dale, owner of Camera Obscura Records had left this mortal coil and gave them all the CDs they could carry. After two years of intense negotiation, I am pleased to announce we will make these discs available to the elite Green Pajama fans here at GMR. Strung Behind The Sun is [...]

GREEN MONKEY RECORDS WILL DONATE ALL SALES FOR TOMORROW (2-3-17) TO THE ACLU!

Hey gang - Green Monkey records will join many of our musical comrades and donate all our sales for tomorrow February 3 to the American Civil Liberties Union! That goes for any sales direct from greenmonkeyrecords.com as well as our Bandcamp site https://greenmonkeyrecords.bandcamp.com/. The Green Pajamas are also donating sales for their non-GMR releases on their http://thegreenpajamas.net/ site! Rock out and let freedom ring!

By | February 2nd, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

MONKEY BUSINESS 3 OUT NOW – Pay What You Want!

Hear ye, hear ye hear ye! We have made a pay-what-you-want download sampler of 2016’s releases, just like we did last year. I stuck Handsome Howie on the cover in his Boy Scouts uniform from his youth. Howie thought I should have put someone younger - HA! The album features your Green Pajamas, the Queen Annes, Jim of Seattle, The Navins, Liquid Generation, Burnseer, The Freewheelin' Joe Ross, Fur For Fairies and [...]

12″ Vinyl LP The Green Pajamas – Hidden Minutes on Sale now!

We recently acquired a couple boxes of the Green Pajamas' 2009 out-of-print vinyl LP Hidden Minutes from the late Tony Dale's  Camera Obscura label. Get one while they last, at $10 buck each that will not be very long! “…simply another batch of superb songs: the pop nuggets “Valerie Rose” and “Watching Jaime Dance,” the brooding beauty “The Mystery,” the naked plea “Please Come Home,” the folk-rock confection “Lady of Spain.” [...]

Tom Dyer’s Top 10 of 2016

Ok - 2016 is wrapped, so what were the best damn albums last year you ask? No problem, here we go! 1. Bowie - Black Star/ Lazarus. Everybody knows the Bowie death story - Black Star is great. The surprise was Part 2, the stage play/musical Lazarus, featuring adaptations of his songs. They are quite good. It features several Bowie songs that exist nowhere else, plus a bonus disc with [...]

Green Pajamas Review in Dagger Zine!

"in a just world “When Juliet Smiles” would be a top 10 hit." Dagger Zine Of course you’ve heard of the Green Pajamas…you have to. This long—running Seattle outfit, led by Mr. Jeff Kelly, have been at it since the early 80’s (their first full-length was 1984) and do not seem to be slowing down. I’ve been on and off the Green PJs bus over the years, have heard several [...]