Old Monk’s new music video for “Seymour” premiered earlier this week on Brooklyn Vegan! Watch the video below:
Local indie rockers Old Monk are busy finishing the follow-up to 2012’s Birds of Belize, a record that should be out in early 2014. Meanwhile, the band have a stopgap single out now on Eenie Meenie, the very catchy “Seymour.” We’ve got the premiere of its video in this post. Using 8-bit graphics it works in references to Pitfall!, plus a slew of classic films (Safety Last, Annie Hall, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly to name three) and was directed/animated by Josh Carrafa who you may know from his Music History Gifs website. You can check it out below.
Blue-Eyed Son’s “We’re Fighting a War” remixed by Andrew Maury of RAC has premiered on Prefix today!
Andrew Maury, a member of RAC (Remix Artist Collective) has a skillset that knows no bounds. When it comes to producing, engineering, and remixing, he can take any track and turn it into almost anything he desires. This includes the work he did for Andrew Heilprin aka Blue-Eyed Son from Venice Beach, California.
Blue-Eyed Son usually totes just a guitar and his voice. He has a bare bones approach to writing his surf-influenced acoustic punk. But when Maury got a hold of his track “We’re Fighting A War,” he turned the track into a frolicking pop punk track but full of synths, keys, and electronic beats. The seriousness of the songs becomes much breezier with the rework. Heilprin’s voice is softened and is surrounded by an echoing whirlwind of sounds. The song is so much more upbeat that itâ€™d make your hands and hips start to sway into a joyous dance.
The original version of the track will be featured on his upcoming EP Shadows On The Son. It will be released on Eenie Meenie Records on May 28, 2013. Blue-Eyed Son will be touring behind the album. You can check out the tour dates below as well as the remix of the song by Andrew Maury of RAC.
Despite Shon Sullivanâ€™s time spent with the likes of Elliott Smith, The Eels, Neil Finn, Spain, and The Rentals among others, his main project Goldenboy has been a well-kept secret. Check out the video for â€œThe Walking Song,â€ a cut from the bandâ€™s forthcoming album The New Familiar (out November 20 via Eenie Meenie). Itâ€™s a warm, tuneful reminder that Goldenboy is band that commands the spotlight.
Goldenboy “The Walking Song”
directed by Jeff Mizushima
Eenie Meenie Records will release the remastered 10th anniversary edition of Goldenboy’s Blue Swan Orchestra on October 9th!
Blue Swan Orchestra was originally released in 2002 on B-Girl Records, but the label has since closed, so the album has been out of print for a long time. To celebrate the its 10th anniversary, we are reissuing the newly remastered Blue Swan Orchestra on vinyl, complete with a digital download and two bonus tracks included.
Here is a track from the album called “Summertime” featuring the late, great Elliott Smith on backup vocals.
Goldenboy are touring the West Coast this July. Check the dates
Here is the cover and tracklist for Old Monk’s Birds of Belize. We just sent in the masters in to get pressed! The yellow vinyl LP is due January 17th and comes with a download card of the album plus 3 bonus tracks.
Old Monk – Birds of Belize
1. Sacred Birds
2. Butter and Toast
3. Napoleon’s Wife
4. Warm Moustache
5. Destination Ubiquity
6. More Peat Moss, Please
7. Hacksaw Cannibalism
8. Trash Arond
10. Telephone Bones
11. Wimpy Olympian
14. Class A Stock
15. Tartan Lingerie
Hope all is well! Just thought we’d send you an update on the latest eenie meenie happenings…
GOLDENBOY STEREO SUBVERSION INTERVIEW
Goldenboy’s Shon Sullivan recently sat down with Stereo Subversion for an interview discussing the band, how their latest album “Sleepwalker” came about, and his take on the music industry’s evolution since his days touring with the likes of Elliot Smith and The Eels. Read the full article here.
OLD MONK “BIRDS OF BELIZE” (LP/DIGITAL) DUE JANUARY!
We’re pleased to announce that we will be releasing Old Monk’s debut album, “Birds Of Belize” in LP and digital format on January 17, 2012. The LP will be pressed on yellow vinyl (!) and include a free download code of the album.
Old Monk recently played at CMJ. Here’s a review of their performance atÂ Trash Bar.