Don't forget to cast your listeners choice ballot for the Jammies XVI awards before January 31st! We're listed for best new album, and album of the year along with dozens of other great local / regional bands and musicians. Click the image below to cast your vote! (We are in both categories)
Our debut album is nominated for Album of the year, Best album by a New Artist, Song of the year (Cynthia), and Best Electronic Album for WYCE's Jammies Awards XVI! Full list of artists at this link http://www.grcmc.org/?page=news&news_id=1940
Thanks to Furnace MFG for featuring our LP on their front new release page! Nice to be sharing the same page with a Zappa re-release. http://www.furnacemfg.com/vinyl/news/?p=1351
Tune in to WDET tonight between 9 - 11pm to hear us on Modern Music with Jon Moshier! http://wdet.org/shows/modern-music/ This week- The 8-bit synth sounds of a Grand Rapids band called Mail Order Monsters that make music on a vintage Commodore 64 computer plus more great local music from His Name Is Alive and Outrageous Cherry. Plus a really interesting new record from a Swedish duo called Fantastic, reissued music from the UK post-punk sounds of the 1980s band The Pop Project and lots more.
Huge thanks to Chiptunes=Win for the super kind review of our debut album. http://chiptuneswin.com/blog/tag/mail-order-monsters/
We will performing at Meijer Gardens on October third! Head out to Michigan's Farm Garden for fall activities, networking, cocktails, a cheese tasting courtesy of Cabot Creamery, doughnuts donated by Marge's Donut Den, and a raffle for a brand new chair from Steelcase. This event is a collaboration with MySymphony360 and the Steelcase Young Professionals Group.
The Muenster Mash is free for current members of the Connection if you RSVP by 10/1/14.
A special price of $10 per attendee is being extended to MySymphony360, Steelcase Young Professionals, and non-Connection Meijer Gardens members if you RSVP by today, Friday 9/26/14. RSVP's after this deadline will be $15. Non-members of these groups are $15 if you RSVP by 10/1/14.
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Matthew Parsons at: (616) 974-5222.
Guests must be 18 or older in order to attend this event. This event will have a cash bar that only accepts cash, no credit or debit cards. An ATM is located in the main building for your convenience.
We hope to see you there!
For any of our fans in the Brooklyn NY area, our LP is available at Academy Records, Permanent Records, Rough Trade, and Captured Tracks!
Come join us for a 2 night outdoor music and camping festival at Missy's beautiful farm in Allegan, MI!
More than 25 musical acts will be playing. (SCHEDULE BELOW)
Look for a bouquet of balloons beside 128th Ave for the right place. Parking lot and many grass camping areas & trails available off to the right side of the driveway.
The show will go on, rain or shine. There is a large barn that we will recede to if need be.
-food/meat (grill provided)
Donations accepted on-site and will go towards port-a-john rentals, sound gear, and Missy for her generosity.
4-6pm: DJ Ben Weezy for folks rolling in
6-6:40: Rei Robinson
6:45-7:20: Jake Stilson
7:30-8:05: Mat Churchill
8:15-8:50: Part Time Warriorz
9:00-9:35: Kent County String Band
9:45-10:20: Dante Cope
10:30-11:05: The Extra Texture
11:15-11:50: The Fever Haze
12:00-12:35: Invisible Mansion
12:45-1:20: Mail Order Monsters
11:00-1:00 Open mic- music, comedy, rants- hosted by Julio
1:20-1:55: Joe Rodriguez
2:00-2:35: Justin VanHaven
2:45-3:10: Chip Fundy
3:20-3:55: Watchin For Foxes
4-4:35: Shane Tripp
4:45-5:20: Black Fruit
5:30-6:05: Secret Geometry
7:00-7:35: Invisible Cartoons
7:45-8:20: Get Right Church
8:30- 9:05: North Atlantic Drift
10:45-11:20: Mavericks and Monarchs
12:15-12:50: I Believe in Julio
1:00-1:35: Lazy Genius
Two brand new videos for the songs Cynthia, and J12, both off our debut album. Available now in our store!
Thanks to John Sinkevics from Local Spins for the photos from the release show and a short review (photo credits: Anna Sink). Full link to photos and story are here: http://localspins.com/theory-deadman-halestorm-diarrhea-planet-weekend-photo-gallery-aug-28-31/
Also thanks to everyone that came out to the release show! We had an absolute blast, and appreciate you coming out and for your support. We have several upcoming shows to annouce and will post them soon.
Our debut album is available for order in our store! This is available on LP / CD, and will be available shortly via digital download. Visit the links in the Store or click the image below!
Thanks to John Sinkevics from Local Spins for the mention about our upcoming release show!
We're getting everything ready for the show, hope to see you there!
(Here is the press from Local Spins pasted below, link to original story is located here: http://localspins.com/goo-goo-dolls-daughtry-lake-street-dive-diarrhea-planet-theory-deadman-big-list-concert-guide/#sthash.SX96EYCY.dpuf )
"MAIL ORDER MONSTERS CD-RELEASE SHOW
NOISEWAVES, MAVERICKS & MONARCHS
When: 9:30 p.m.
Thursday Admission: Free
Where: Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids
So, Mail Order Monsters has an engaging moniker but perhaps an even more engaging musical approach: The Grand Rapids trio writes and performs original tunes using only Commodore 64 computers, a true antique when it comes to technology, considering they were discontinued back in 1994 after selling millions upon millions of units. The "chiptune" band uses multiple keyboards connected to Commodore audio circuitry during its live shows. Band members are celebrating release of their debut album, in LP and CD form, and some special guests will be joining them on Thursday night. Oh, and band member Rich Vogel tells me they do "a pretty rockin" synth metal cover of "Electric Funeral" by Black Sabbath." Sweet. Details online at foundersbrewing.com."
We are super excited to announce our debut album will be released on August 28th at our record release show at Founders Taproom! We'll be playing with our super talented local pals Noisewaves and Mavericks and Monarchs. This is a free show! Please come out for a night of great local jams, and help support Mail Order Monsters by being the first to grab our new LP. Lineup for the night will be:
Mavericks and Monarchs 10:30
Mail Order Monsters 11:45
This is our debut album release, and we couldn't be happier with how this turned out. This will be available on high quality 140 gram Vinyl LP, on CD, and also via digital download. We'll have LP's and CD's available at the show.
We'll have this album available for sale online on August 29th on LP / CD and digital download.
We'll be projecting video at the show, complete with a whole bunch of new videos we've put together for the songs. We'll also have a few special guests joining us onstage! Don't miss!
Facebook event information is here:
Our Debut LP is being manufactured right now, and will be in our hands mid August! So excited to share this! We will be releasing this on LP / CD and digital download, plus streaming (iTunes / Spotify / All That Stuff / Commodore 64 BBS / Lazer Waffle 3000 etc.)
This album was recorded / engineered at the Keyclub Studio in Benton Harbor by Bill Skibbe, mixed and produced by Rich Vogel and Mail Order Monsters, and mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Studios in Berlin Germany. The cover artwork and label artwork were created by Alex Schlegel (LM from 10eastern). This was mastered specifically for vinyl too and cut to laquers from the mastering plant! And mastered separately for digital.
We will be putting up a track or two in the coming month, and some new videos as well!
3. Internet Girlfriend
6. Electric Funeral
After 176 (okay maybe not that many) listens of each side of all 5 LP's we decided to stop playing them, and approve the test pressings. We're super excited to get the final LP's in our hands, and make them available!
We remastered the audio for Jenny and have uploaded it again to Youtube for your eyes and ears. This was filmed on location in space and at Nasa. Thanks to Kroehn Staelgithorgen for granting us access to his planets atmosphere.