Album Review in Recoil Magazine

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Huge thanks to Recoil Magazine for the review of our debut album! Click image below to the online version of the review.

The Muenster Mash 2014 at Meijer Gardens

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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!

Album updates

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

For any of our fans in the Brooklyn NY area, our LP is available at Academy Records, Permanent Records, Rough Trade, and Captured Tracks!

Missy's Farm Music Festival 2014

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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.

PROVIDED:
-port-a-johns
-grills
-good vibes

BYO:
-beer/soda/water
-paper plates
-food/meat (grill provided)
-chair/blanket
-camping gear
-umbrella


Donations accepted on-site and will go towards port-a-john rentals, sound gear, and Missy for her generosity. 


BAND LINE-UP:

FRIDAY:

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

SATURDAY:

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 
6:15-6:50: Soundmeetsound
7:00-7:35: Invisible Cartoons 
7:45-8:20: Get Right Church 
8:30- 9:05: North Atlantic Drift
9:15-9:50: Howlers 
10:00-10:35: HEAD 
10:45-11:20: Mavericks and Monarchs 
11:30-12:05: Pistolbrides
12:15-12:50: I Believe in Julio 
1:00-1:35: Lazy Genius

Video updates

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Two brand new videos for the songs Cynthia, and J12, both off our debut album. Available now in our store!

Release show photos/review by Local Spins

Monday, September 1st 2014

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.

Debut Album Available for Order Now!

Friday, August 29th 2014

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!

Release show press from Local Spins!

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

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."

See more at: http://localspins.com/goo-goo-dolls-daughtry-lake-street-dive-diarrhea-planet-theory-deadman-big-list-concert-guide/#sthash.SX96EYCY.dpuf

Mail Order Monsters Record Release Show August 28th at Founders!

Monday, August 4th 2014

Mail Order Monsters Record Release ShowWe 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:

Noisewaves 9:30
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:
https://www.facebook.com/events/715121195223717/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Debut LP Arriving Mid-August!

Saturday, June 22nd 2014

mail order monsters lp cover

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!

Track Listing:
Back Cover
Front Cover
1. Cynthia
2. 6581
3. Internet Girlfriend
4. 1541
5. J12
6. Electric Funeral
7. Apollyanna
8. Ascension
9. Inputs

Test Pressing LP's Approved

Saturday, June 20nd 2014

test pressings

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!

Video for 'Jenny'

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

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.