Do you hear what I hear? 100 Monkeys launches Grape
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — With songs written from Los Angeles to London and produced from Lockhart, Texas to Vancouver, British Columbia, 100 Monkeys new album Grape has some miles under its belt.
Grape is the fruit of a laborious 2009, during which the indie band spent the majority of the year performing live on the east and west coasts for their rapidly growing fan base and constructing make-shift recording and rehearsal studios on the road.
“We wrote songs as we caravanned cross-country, we recorded songs standing in piles of pillows in the middle of a living room, and we worked with countless amazing people to make it all happen,” says 100 Monkeys’ Jackson Rathbone.
The 14-track album is a mix of blues, rock and funk. Its varied style has a blend of the band members’ own personalities, not to mention the occasional harmonica, mandolin, fiddle, trumpet, or flute. Band members take turns playing different instruments and lead vocals, a style they call “the Monkey Switcheroo.”
Fans attest to the popularity of this style by hollering out “Switcheroo!” during shows. Many of these fans voted earlier this year to voice their hopeful opinions about possible future tour stops. The result: A 100-city tour in support of Grape launches the day after Christmas in California. First dates include:
12/26/09 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Detroit Bar
12/27/09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy Theatre
12/28/09 – San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
12/29/09 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
12/30/09- Tuscon, AZ – The Rock
Grape is available on iTunes (www.apple.com/itunes), Amazon ( www.amazon.com), and Rhapsody (www.rhapsody.com), or can be ordered directly at www.100monkeymusic.com.
Defying comparison and categorization, the music of 100 Monkeys offers one of the freshest musical perspectives on the national stage. Hear it to believe it at www.100monkeysmusic.com. While there, check tour dates, interact, read news, shop the MonkeyMart, and more.
To learn how Grape came to life, or to request a media copy, contact Maggie Baum at 608-438-2814 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, members of the media may request to be added to our guest list for an upcoming show.
SOURCE 100 Monkeys Music