Hello, I’m Robert Ellis Orrall. And yes, that’s Clare Bowen and Hayden Panettiere (you may know them as Scarlett and Juliette) with me at the world famous Bluebird Cafe, where everyone heard songs from the latest Monkey Bowl album “Space”. And while they can’t endorse the latest Monkey Bowl album “Space” because they busy acting, I can! And I can also endorse their ABC Television show, Nashville. The TV show is full of country music. The latest Monkey Bowl album “Space” is full of shiny pop nuggets, like “And You Were A Spaceship” and “The Secret Life Of Secrets”. And a reworked version of JEFF The Brotherhood’s “The Tropics” that is out of this world! As some of you may know, I’ve been recording Monkey Bowl albums under an alias, Bob Something, which was a secret until someone told someone Bob Something was me and I could no longer live my secret life. But here’s the good news: If you know someone who’d like the newest Robert Ellis Orrall album this holiday season, you’ve found it. It’s the latest Monkey Bowl album “Space”!
The New Yorker says “Monkey Bowl is a cross between the Fugs and Ali G!”.Ummm, OK. Renowned Detroit music writer Eric A. Harabadian describes Monkey Bowl as “very clever songwriting with great melodies, wry lyrics and harmonies that bring to mind classic pop like Beach Boys, Beatles, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren…to name a few”. The Deli National says “Space, not an album to be pigeonholed, is a diverse, mellow, lyric-driven record that outfits accessible pop in various masks from soft and acoustic to bright and sparkling.” I say it’s my favorite album I’ve ever made. Check it out on iTunes and see for yourself. Until December 23, Plastic 350 Records will add a bonus release to every order. Happy Holidaze!
Now you can find your favorite Plastic 350 Recordings at your favorite Record and CD stores all across the USA. We are pleased to announce national distribution by Redeye. If you don’t see Art Circus, the little bear, Robert Ellis Orrall, or Monkey Bowl in stock at your local music purveyor, be sure and ask for it! they can order it in a jiffy. Or you can visit our friendly Plastic350 web store. Be sure and stock up on great music for the Holidays!
OK, Monkey Bowl fans. You’ve worn out your copy of “Plastic 350”. You’re on your second copy of “Ultimate”. And you need a new video game to play while you enjoy listening to the new record, “Space”. Well you need this great new app for your iPhone! You can listen to Monkey Bowl and play Monkey Bowl at the same time! Will wonders never cease?
The great reviews keep on coming for Monkey Bowl’s third album, “Space”.
“Space, not an album to be pigeonholed, is a diverse, mellow, lyric-driven record that outfits accessible pop in various masks from soft and acoustic to bright and sparkling. The 12-track collection features a hushed, softer rendition of JEFF the Brotherhood’s “The Tropics” that has a delicate piano base. The record leans heavily on piano hooks, like “The Secret Life of Secrets,” and one of the best is the distinct outlier, even on this mish-mash album, “You All,” with its wiry guitar and retro pop rhythm.” (The Deli National)
Have you got your copy yet? Buy it now or go check it out on iTunes right HERE.
Well, it seems like what the world needed was a new Art Circus album. So many of you music lovers out there have bought “Apples and Oranges” already, we’ve decided to make the same offer on two more albums that will be officially released July 20th. But you can get them exclusively here right now. Pick up a copy of the debut full-length from the little bear. Her voice, and her songs as well, defy description. But we’ll try: ethereal, deep, sweet, scary, blue, mischievous, adorable, fun, soothing, original. Listen to it, send us your description, and we’ll post it! And you Monkey Bowl fans have waited long enough for the third album from Bob Something! this one is called “Space”, and it’s crazy good. It features 9 new Bob Something pop nuggets, and covers of great songs by JEFF The Brotherhood and Ben Jones. The New Yorker says “Monkey Bowl is a cross between the Fugs and Ali G!”. Umm, well OK. Renowned Detroit music writer Eric A. Harabadian says “one of the best song-driven releases I’ve heard in a long time! Very clever songwriting with great melodies, wry lyrics and harmonies that bring to mind classic pop like Beach Boys, Beatles, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren…to name a few”. We’ll go with that one! Buy them right HERE.
If you are in Nashville on March 1, you’ll want to be at the Bluebird Cafe to see a great pop foursome! the little bear will have copies of her upcoming debut album on hand, Dave Berg will kill you with coolness, Monkey Bowl will play all their hits, and Steven Lee Olsen brings it home with his amazing voice. Don’t miss it. For tickets, click HERE and reserve a table.
NPR’S “To The Best Of Our Knowledge” just reposted this interview with Monkey Bowl producer Robert Ellis Orrall about the second MB album, “Ultimate”. It’s right HERE, courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio! It reminded us to tell you that Monkey Bowl’s new album, “Space”, is finished and mastered and headed to the factory. Release date details soon!