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Kelly Reviewed in Elsewhere!

Seattle's Jeff Kelly has appeared many times at Elsewhere for over a decade, initially when we made the case for his classy and literate pop-rock with the band Green Pajamas (intelligent indie-pop and sometimes hitting the perfect pop-rock point of the Beach Boys and Beatles 1965-66), then in a different incarnation on acoustic-framed and artistic albums and now . . . His travels to Spain and Portugal have opened the doors for [...]

By | June 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Jeff Kelly Album OUT NOW!

Green Monkey is giving fans an exclusive early release for Jeff Kelly's new album, Beneath The Stars, Above The River. The album will be released in stores in one week but is available direct from Green Monkey right now! The first fifty copies are numbered and signed by Jeff! https://greenmonkeyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/beneath-the-stars-above-the-river

By | May 10th, 2019|0 Comments

The Fuzz Farewell Tour Ends TONIGHT At Slim’s!

THE STRAIGHT WORD FROM FUZZLAND: After 15 years in "THE BIZ," Seattle rock & roll band The Fuzz is calling it a day! Come join us at Slim's (5606 1st Ave S) for the second of two "don't let the door hit ya on the way out" shows with special guests Nurse Ratchett and The Fakies! Our badass bassist Brad "Jackhammer" Jackman is heading for sunnier times in SoCal, so [...]

By | May 4th, 2019|0 Comments

New Jeff Kelly Single “Moon Over Granada” Out Now!

Green Monkey Records is most certainly pleased to release Jeff Kelly’s first single following the demise of the Green Pajamas as a performing entity. “Moon Over Granada” (https://greenmonkeyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/moon-over-granada-single) releases as a digital single and video today, March 1, and includes a non-album version of “Juliana of the One-Man-Scanner Station” as the B-side. “Moon Over Granada” is taken from the upcoming CD Beneath The Stars, Above The River, which will release [...]

By | March 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Brain Wizard Review!

Think I might have missed this one. Kurt Elzner’s Brain dump, er Wizard’s debut sounds like some secret Latin phrase but is actually a fun collection of garage post-pop with elements of Prince-ly funk, Guided By Voices-styled homegrown pop, and assorted batshit goofy, drooly headscratchers that will excite fans of everyone from Faust to The Residents. Opener ‘Life Is Fun’ sets the scene with the repetitive chorus ‘I gave my [...]

By | February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Just a Week ‘Til My Favorite Martian Lands!

On February 22 we will release My Favorite Martian - Martian Chronicles, Los Angeles 1990's. It is really great. It stars Al Bloch. If you recall we just released Wenis, which also starred Al Bloch. Al said we should post something as a "tease", to get the base all fired up. This is it. Please note this was recorded on the 4th of July and those are actual fireworks you [...]

By | February 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WENIS Gets Love!

Sweet Wenis review by Gillian Garr in Northwest Music Scene. "The Donut House is a terrifically fun record of gleeful enthusiasm (even when the lyrics are sad), the joyful sound of a group of teenagers learning to play their instruments. Before they move on to doing something else." You should check out Gillian's new Sub Pop book. http://www.northwestmusicscene.net/late-arrival-the-coming-of-wenis/?fbclid=IwAR1gOGPkhtuDd_7ycxG_zeYWjcCjRtI77yOVv2UNOgbiDXlbh4xcT0jgUas

By | December 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Tom Dyer’s Top 12 from 2018

Tom Dyer’s Top 12 from 2018! Here’s the stuff that floated my boat this year. A lot of this stuff has very limited edition for hard copies so get on that if you are inclined. Levi Fuller & the Library – Bad Things Happen. I generally like Levi’s stuff but this is a step beyond. Desperate? Doomed? Levi’s question: When will we ever know just how fucked we are? Lyrically [...]

GMR CHRISTMAS TRIFECTA!

Ok this is a first - three Christmas releases on one day! First up: the annual various artists Christmas album - A Green Monkey Christmas For Martians Up On Mars! Everyone loves Martians, right? Next, a new True Olympians single "Lonely Little Christmas Tree"/"Christmas Train." So lonely! Last but certainly not least, a new Tom & Kat collection Tom & Kat's Excellent Christmas Adventure, pulling together all their holiday songs [...]

By | December 1st, 2018|0 Comments

WIN A FREE WENIS SHIRT!

HEY!  - You love WENIS! Who don't? Now you can win the ultra-limited edition WENIS T for nothin'. All you have to do is answer this question: What is your favorite WENIS song and why? Send your answer to tom@greenmonkeyrecords.com by Midnight PST, Sunday November 25. Judges (Tom and Al) will be completely arbitrary in their decision. If you don't have a favorite WENIS song yet, go here right away [...]

By | November 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Green Pajamas – STRUNG BEHIND THE SUN – 2 LP SET!

This is a remaster (by TD) of the Green Pajamas' magnificent Strung Behind The Sun album, plus the outtake CD, Strung Out. https://greenmonkeyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/strung-behind-the-sun-remaster Available as gorgeous 2 LP limited edition (300) vinyl set with gatefold cover, new essay by Terrascope master Phil McMullen, new photos and a beautiful cover reshot from the original Susanne Kelly painting. We have 20 copies available, so don't dawdle. It is also available as a [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

WENIS SIGNS WITH GREEN MONKEY

Green Monkey is thrilled to announce it has signed an exclusive long-term agreement with Wenis to release their album The Donut Shop: Seattle 1980. The album will contain 9 songs recorded in 1980 0r so, including one from their first ever show at UCT Hall. They've not recorded a note since. For those of you going wot????, Wenis was Al Bloch’s band following The Cheaters and before The Deans, The Bombardiers, Concrete Blonde, [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|0 Comments

REDS Band Record Release Show Friday, September 7!

REDS Band will release their debut CD in stores and online on Friday  September 21. To get that ball rolling they will play a record release show Friday, September 7 at 7:30 at Olympia institution Traditions Fair Trade, at 300 5th Ave in Olympia. REDS Band is a talented and energetic teen folk quartet from Olympia, Washington. On their self-titled debut, produced by fiddle virtuoso Lisa Ornstein, they play fiddle music [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Tom Dyer & The True Olympians release 12 New Recordings!!!

Tom Dyer and True Olympians have done it, by jove! Their new album is out. You can stream it! You can buy it from Amazon! If you want a beautiful disc you can buy it direct from GMR or even buy it at Rainy Day Records here in downtown Olympia! If you know about the top secret record release party this Saturday, you can get it there too. So many choices. [...]

By | August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Tom Dyer & True Olympians Release Video – The Ballad of Donald John Trump

Tom Dyer and The True Olympians have released the first video from their upcoming album 12 New Recordings – “The Ballad of Donald John Trump.” The song was released as a digital single in May and turned over to Raymond O. Dyer for a video treatment. This is the result. The True Olympians will be releasing their debut album, 12 New Recordings, August 17 and will play their first ever [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

BRAIN WIZARD’S MOST HELLA DOPEST GETS SMASHING REVIEW!!!

"Leave your sanity behind when you hit play on this one" Lee Ferguson BUCKET LIST 10/10 “What the fuck did I just listen to?” This is what I said to myself the first time I hit play on Brain Wizard’sBrain Wizard’s Most Hella Dopest (released April 23rd, 2018 on Green Monkey Records). I repeated the sentiment on the second listen. And the third. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it; I might not [...]

By | July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

THE BALLAD OF DONALD JOHN TRUMP IS OUT NOW (sorta)!

Tom Dyer and The True Olympians have released (sorta) a digital single, "The Ballad of Donald John Trump", the first single from their upcoming, soon to be released album. The song is a completely unbiased accounting of the highlights of Mr. Trump's presidency to date, delivered using strophic song form, a story-telling format that has been used in protest songs for a mighty long time. And just to be clear [...]

By | May 26th, 2018|0 Comments
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