monkey power trio plays the home of the international pop underground

I just got a note from a DJ at a “world famous” music venue in the Netherlands called the Vera Club. He’s apparently been playing our Monkey Power Trio records before and after shows there. (My guess is that the DJs there make it a practice of trying to out obscure one another.) For what it’s worth, he says that he’s not the only one that likes our stuff. Our fans are few and far between. We had a guy here in the U.S. that liked us quite a bit, but then it turned out that, all this time, he’d been listening to our records at the wrong speed. About ten years ago, I remember — and I’m not making this up — that one of our records made it pretty far up in the charts of some small country. I want to say it was Angola, but I think it started with a “P”. Anyway, I think the lesson here is that we should probably stick to promoting our work in countries that don’t understand what we’re saying, or, for that matter, know how musical instruments are supposed to be played.

If you want to buy our most recent record, “House of the Mechanical Sun“, you can order it at our website… If you do obtain a copy, be sure to listen to it only after having unlearned the English language, or play it twice as fast as intended, and backwards.

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  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted June 22, 2007 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always thought you were very, um, “brave” to put your music out there.

    In fact, I would say, the MonkeyPowerTrio has to be the most “courageous” band I’ve ever heard.

    Which explains why the Dutch are drawn to your music. Everyone knows, the Dutch love courage.

  2. UBU
    Posted June 22, 2007 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    oh, that’s one of those clubs for masochists…

  3. Posted June 24, 2007 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    I’ve been meaning to do a review for a while. I didn’t know what to expect, and I ended up digging it. The obscurity works, but so does the honesty of lyrics that talk about loving meaty girls who drip with juice. It brings me straight to a camp fire up north, sipping whiskey, discussing truth, and hollering at the moon. I’ve only listened to the record twice, but I know I will pull it out sometime again. There’s the review. Three hobo pies out of four. Good job Monkey Men.

  4. Posted June 26, 2007 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Hallo Mark! I’ve been trying to contact the MPT for a couple weeks, but the addresses aren’t working. Can you write me plz at jepcomix [at] gmail dot com? Thankee.

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