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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 [...]

Sweet Jim of Seattle Review!

"Frank Zappa without the crudeness or musical indulgence, Lieber and Stoller crossed with Harry Nilsson and dipped in The Muppet Show, Henry Mancini viewed through a kaleidoscope, and many other incongruous and synesthetic metaphors. Jim takes the craft that went into making classic Broadway shows and applies it in service of his own wacked-out vision of a story." Jon Davis Jim of Seattle — Both the Planet Frank and the [...]

Super Killer Review for 2016 GMR Xmas Album from Stubby’s House of Christmas!

"All I Want For Christmas: GMR Xmas VII" is... vital and alive and one of the best Christmas records you'll hear this year." http://www.stubbyschristmas.com/home/all-i-want-for-christmas-gmr-xmas-vii-review I think we've learned an important lesson this year.  I didn't get it at first but, after listening to "All I Want For Christmas: GMR Xmas VII", it's becoming clear to me. The Matrix is broken.  I mean, there is a way Christmas records are made.  There [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|0 Comments

A Fine Xmas Review from Last Year I Missed!

Christmas Monkey On My Back - GMR Xmas 6, various artists (Green Monkey) By Rudolph on December 20, 2015 8:16 PM This Seattle indie label has been on the Christmas tip for years, as the number in the album title indicates. It's also where the fabulous "No Lou This Christmas" by Tom Dyer originated a couple years ago, so expectations are a little higher for this label's compilations. Burnseer gets [...]

Green Monkey— the 800-Pound Christmas Gorilla!

Frank Gutch Jr.  interviews Tom Dyer on the topic of Christmas albums in SEGARINI: DON'T BELIEVE A WORD I SAY Green Monkey— the 800-Pound Christmas Gorilla Good ol’ Green Monkey.  If any label loves Christmas on an indie scale, it is Tom Dyer and crew.  They have just released their umpteenth Christmas album (I will look the actual number up in a minute) and have a catalogue to make all the [...]

50% OFF BANDCAMP SALE STARTS AT MIDNIGHT!!

Our 24 Hour Bandcamp sale starts at Midnight tonight! All day December 2 you can buy any Green Monkey download for 50% off, including our latest releases. Buy one! Buy ten! Buy 'em all! Ho-ho-ho!

GREATEST XMAS ALBUM EVER IS OUT NOW!!!!

We are very pleased to announce the release of the Finest Christmas Album Ever! All I Want For Christmas: GMR Xmas VII contains 18 performances, each coming straight from the heart of the respective artists. Traditional Northwest holiday favorites like The Green Pajamas, The Fastbacks, 3 Ninjas and Tom Dyer are joined by festive newcomers like Free Creature and The Fresh Prince of Brain Wizard! Many of these recordings are not [...]

THE GREEN PAJAMAS “TO THE END OF THE SEA” NOW ON VINYL!!

We are sincerely pleased to make the new Green Pajamas album, To The End Of The Sea, available to you on vinyl. It was released in England by our friends at Sugarbush records and we now have copies in hand, just in time for your holiday shopping whims. It has a different and beautiful cover, the exact same songs and is on pretty blue vinyl. I love this album and think it [...]

GREEN PAJAMAS NEW ALBUM GETS 4 STARS!

Review: The Green Pajamas - To The End Of The Sea (Green Monkey Records, 2016) (Pop) In 1984 took Jeff Kelly - lead guitar, vocals, drums, bass, organ, percussion, mandolin and Joe Ross - bass guitar, vocals, lead guitar, percussion, zither, banjo, strings drums and bagpipes their first songs at the home of Joe's parents West Seattle. The band's name, which was first Felix The Cat Explodes, was changed to [...]

Green Pajamas – To The End of the Sea – 9 Stars!

THE GREEN PAJAMAS CAST HAUNTING AURA ON ‘TO THE END OF THE SEA’ (ALBUM REVIEW) November 23, 2016 by Lee Zimmermanin Album Reviews, ReviewsNo Comments ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Purveyors of their own take on psychedelia, The Green Pajamashave been plying their singular style for the better part of the past 30 years. Having carved something of a legendary stature in their native Seattle, the band remains a cult favorite as far as [...]