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!
Can you picture a world without Art Circus? Neither can we! So when we saw we were running low on “Apples and Oranges”, we rushed a second pressing, and only went a few days with none in stock. So back-orders are being filled, and we’ve once again got plenty on hand. “Apples and Oranges” was our best selling album of 2012, and Halle has been hard at work on her solo album, which we hope to bring you in 2013. So thanks Art Circus fans
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.
We’re so excited about the new Art Circus album “Apples and Oranges.” It doesn’t officially come out until July 20th, but we want you to have it now! Buy it right HERE and we’ll ship it to you right away. If you have the first Art Circus album (with 10 different singers!), you are in for a surprise. This one features one beautiful voice that you have to hear to believe. Her name is Halle, and she is nothing short of amazing. If you like your pop music pure and sweet, this is your new favorite CD. Halle’s voice transforms songs by world class writers like Al Anderson, Canaan Smith, Ben Jones and Robert Ellis Orrall into “shimmering nuggets of pop candy”. It’s a beautiful CD package too, and it includes a 12 page fold-out lyric booklet as well. Everyone here at Plastic 350 is so pumped about this album, we just couldn’t wait to let you hear it!
Tennis never gets old. Did you know that Tennis was just voted World’s Sexiest Sport? That’s right, Oliver- you’re catching on! Check it out right HERE.
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!