Halloween is upon us. If you need help getting into the spirit of the season, maybe these spooky videos will help. Can’t get enough local videos? Head on over to Daykamp Music TV and watch over 750 of ’em. Now, please don’t leave a flaming bag of poop on my doorstep.
Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion! – “Planet Slime”
The Longwalls – “Zombies!”
Endation – “Staab”
Darling Pet Munkee – “Genuine Soil From Dracula’s Castle”
The Lady Comes First – “The Last Temptation of Shoney Lamar”
The TeleVibes – “DMT”
Moe Pope and Rain – “Annie Mulz”
Vary Lumar – “Murderer”
Gozu – “Bald Bull”
Walter Sickert And The Army Of Broken Toys – “The Sharp Mouth and the Toilet Vampire”
Darling Pet Munkee invaded the Braintree Newbury Comics as part of Record Store Day2013. With kids in tow, we braved the South Shore Plaza so Little Little One could dance and Big Little One could cluck like an Arrested Development character trying to be a chicken. It was well worth it.
Darling Pet Munkee released their new EP, You Better Believe It!, on Halloween. That seems appropriate, doesn’t it? The band celebrated with a show at Brighton Music Hall that showcased their comic-book-ad-inspired-sonic-freakout sound. My only complaint? They should have turned up Bonesy Darling’s backing vocals.
When Darling Pet Munkee aren’t playing their songs inspired by the advertisements in the back of old comic books, they’re covering the songs they were likely listening to while perusing said comic books.
Did you miss the photos from this show? They’re right here.
Darling Pet Munkee draw their inspiration from the ads in the back of old comic books. They wear skeleton costumes and X-Ray Specs. They’ve got to be one of the geekiest bands around. That’s what makes them so fun.
Darling Pet Munkee is what happens when the kids who grew up on comic books, The Cramps and The Misfits decide to make a record just for the hell of it. The kids in this case are Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola and Catherine Capozzi. Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling meets Axemunkee in name and sound.
The subject matter for Glows In The Dark! (and the band’s name) comes from the ads in the back of old comic books. Songs like “X-Ray Specs”, “Kung-Fu Sandals” and “MONSTER S-I-Z-E MONSTERS” are given a garage/surf treatment. Even the ubiquitous “Sea-Monkeys” are fodder for this trio. The band’s website reveals the inspiration for each track, which is quite the fun read. Thankfully, the songs focus on what the products could have been rather than the inevitable disappointment delivered by the postman. Although, if a “Darling Pet Monkey” showed up at your door, disappointment would be the least of your worries.