Here we are, live from the dig site at: http://www.kickstarter.com/
Go check out our awesome video and see all the cool rewards you can get! We’ll also be adding some special rewards throughout the month!
If you are new to the notion of Kickstarter, it’s a site designed to “crowd fund” creative projects. Folks like us ask for your support, and you get cool and exclusive stuff for supporting us. Check it out! The real crux is that, if we don’t get fully funded, we don’t get nuthin! It’s an all-in proposition!
Uncle Monsterface’s “RISE of the LAVA MEN” has been in the works for more than two years, and we are thrilled to be this close to finally bringing it to you, but we really need your help to bring it all the way home.
This concept album and archaeological dig tells the tale of the ancient protectors of Uncle Monsterface’s present day mysterious homebase, Dinoskeleton Island, as unearthed in a cave that Dan and Marty fell into.
We’ll be updating the Kickstarter with special one-of-a-kind and individual band member-centric rewards throughout the 30 days as we reach towards our goal.
Look forward to updates on both Monsterface Mondays as well as One-of-a-kind Wednesdays!
We are super-excited to make both of these announcements!
Uncle Monsterface releases a BRAND NEW SONG!
“(don’t fear the) NINJA”
For FREE! On Monsterface Monday, August 13th via Bandcamp!
And then we celebrate by rocking out with our besties HARRY and the POTTERS Wednesday August 15th at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory! (All Ages!, 6pm doors!)
with Special guests…The Potter Puppet Pals!
This show will definitely sell out, so buy your tickets soon! and tell the FACEBOOKS!
TOO MUCH AWESOME TO TAKE!
“(don’t fear the) NINJA” – the first single from Uncle Monsterface’s forthcoming full-length album, RISE of the LAVA MEN, will be available for free via bandcamp Monday, August 15, 2012! AND, if you want MORE new Monsterface, you can purchase the single for a $1 and get the EXCLUSIVE BONUS track, “This Is (STILL) An Adventure”, the full band punk rock version of Uncle Monsterface’s title track from our LAST full length album (from…um…2008).
“(don’t fear the) NINJA” is the first all-new song from Uncle Monsterface in five years. RISE of the LAVA MEN is a conceptual Rock Project (forthcoming full length album, Saturday Morning cartoon show, archaeological dig, and related puppet portraits) telling the tale of the ancient iconic protector’s of Uncle Monsterface’s home-base, Dino-skeleton Island. As Uncle Monsterface unearths records and remnants from the archeological dig that is currently uncovering the tale of the Lava Men, Monsterface Industries will release new songs, artworks and biographies for each of the Lava Men! Who will be next?
All of your hard work as a sock puppet rock supporter has almost come together! Download our new EP of covers, “Jokey Jingles Ultimate Dance Party Mix Volume 3” for free today, all you need to do is join our email list! —–>
Songs by Madonna, The Aquabats, Britney Spears, The Residents, and Oingo Boingo. Re-made the Monsterface way!
Go, download your five songs and nifty album art, and then tell us what you think!
Does your friend, pet, or valued local clerk want their copy of “Jokey Jingles”, too? Do us a favor and have them sign our e-mail list rather than just sharing this easily circumvented url. Or else we will send an army of kittens to steal your breath and scratch at your feet in the night. Robot Ninjas can’t even stop them…
no, not PUPPY video… TEAM!
today is monday. all of the time, ‘monday’ shares it’s first three letters in common with ‘monsterface’ (and MONKEY!). often this inspires us to post a: MONsterface MONday (ook eek!)
in honor of our tour that starts NEXT WEEK IN BOSTON (june 25 at the middle east!!), here is a video for the new song from THIS IS AN ADVENTURE called GO!, which we’ll be playing at said rock shows!
“This album lifts you up and makes you feel powerful.”
–james kochalka on uncle monsterface’s ‘this is an adventure’
woaahhhhhhhh! today’s monsterface monday is AN INCREDIBLE VIDEO for the title track of the new album, “This is an Adventure!” go get it on our Youtube channel – youtube.com/unclemonsterface (if it is’t embedding right here)
it features the beautiful album artwork created by our good friend, daria tessler – animalsleepstories.com, with animation by none other than our own resident super-talent, Perfect Jimmy. check out daria’s whole site! she’s such a unique talent, her work is like no one else’s, if you like the album art you’ll become obsessed with all that she does (she and marty met both selling art on the streets of ny!)
so: we’ve gotten hundreds of downloads from last week’s album drop! lots of them have lead to awesome reviews… but we definitely don’t have hundreds of reviews, thoughts, and/or musings yet (though there have been many, and thanks to everyone who has made good on their word). make good on your word, citizenry! in honor of last week’s Monsterface Monday (MoMo) of such grand proportions, we’re leaving it up for one more day – today – until midnight.
while you have one more day to download and you’re soaking in the splendor of this video and readying yourself for your OWN mighty review, check out these awesome reviews from last week!
super crazy cool = as seen above – the incomparable and legendary james kochalka gave us an amazing review on his own americanelf.com. he’s one of our superheroes of life, if you don’t already marvel at everything he creates, please do so immediately.
and once again, z from hipsterplease.com hits our album so squarely on the head it hurts. our collective head. hurts. z rules.
while we have your attention, on a completely unrelated note, please become our facebook friend if you do that sort of thing. we had an old acct that wasn’t a band account and then had to change it all over and stuff… www.facebook.com/pages/Uncle-Monsterface/7925207825
next week we’ve got one more amazing monsterface monday in store for you!
then there will be a week off as we hit the road – and then PERFECT JIMMY GONE WILD will premiere on july 9 – perfect jimmy’s own weekly webcast wrapping up the week’s unlimited enthusiasm events…and whatever else he comes up with…(unlimited enthusiasm, ltd takes no responsibility for resulting lawsuits, catastrophes, or fits of weeping ‘perfect jimmy gone wild’ creates, inspires, or induces).
awesome + awesome = team monsterface
never stop a’rockin.
ATTENTION: TEAM MONSTERFACE PAST PRESENT FUTURE AND RETRO-FUTURE PAST!
MONSTERFACE MONDAY IS OUR WHOLE NEW ALBUM (FOR A WEEK WITH A PROMISE)!
WE WANT YOU TO HAVE OUR NEW ALBUM!
DO YOU WANT IT…?
(don’t all jump up at once)
HERE IT IS FOR FREE…
BUT YOU’VE GOTTA PROMISE US SOMETHING…
okay, repeat after us, “I, ____________ (whatever my awesome name is), do solemnly swear to download Uncle Monsterface’s (awesome) new album, ‘This is an Adventure!’, for free, listen to it and then tell people exactly what I think, no matter what I think. Via whatever methodology I use – blog, vlog, glog, bulletin, mass mail, hieroglyph, smoke signals, sky-writing… No matter what I think about it – I will tell other people about it!”
Now Monsterface swear: touch your pinky to your nose, spin about thrice, whoop into the air, all whilst wiggling your toes (and building a huge robot out of rice).
that’s right, TEAM MONSTERFACE,
it’s almost time for CAMP MONSTERFACE, and when camp comes, Monsterface Mondays goes on a much-needed break.
but first we bring you a martysong classic that is definitely going to become a monsterface force of destruction when we get together to write in july- ROCK 4 LUV (marty demo)
careful, there are explicit (yet for once, appropriately so) lyrics.
it feels like a pretty good place to leave the MoMo – a rock song of rocking hope that will become even more awesome once it gets monsterfaced up. i wrote it over two years ago, before there even WAS an uncle monsterface. and i’ll be playing it TOMORROW NIGHT at a super rare SOLO rock show of marty’s songs!
sign up today! join our internet camp of magical rainbow wonder, harrowing internet pony rides, and blistering internet ropes courses! CAMP MONSTERFACE IS COMING – 8 weeks of sock puppet rock and roll supervised (unsupervised) activities and nonsense. FREE! just send us your e-mail to camp(at)unclemonsterface.com
– we do the rest – camp officially strats MONDAY JUNE 4!
okay, TEAM MONSTERFACE, the rumors are all too true.
come june, Monsterface Mondays (or MoMo for short), will go on a much-needed hiatus. we love the MoMo, and we’ll DEFINITELY bring it back – but Marty (official MoMo custodian) hits the road through june to rock the nation with wizard superstars Harry and the Potters helping carry stuff, having fun, and selling his small portraits of sock puppets across the nation (including SPECIAL EDITION WIZARD SOCK PUPPET PORTRAITS).
Here is a new webby site of web-ness, so allow me a MoMo(ment)(hahahhahhahhahah…cof) to re-explain MONSTERFACE MONDAYS . the deal is, every monday, we put up SOME kind of new-ish content – on the MYSPACE (myspace.com/unclemonsterface). often, this is either a song or a video. whenever it is a song, it is downloadable (unlike our others, cuz we need money like real bad ‘n stuff). the songs could be anything from: something entirely new; something that isn’t typically available on our myspace; or something that relates directly to the very windy and occasionally interesting HISTORY of uncle monsterface. when they are ‘historical’ songs, i’ll include a long-winded ‘MONTERFACE MOMENT IN HISTORICAL-OSITY-NESS’ along with it. we’ve posted commercials for UMF tee vee, weird non-vocal musical ‘blips’, strange early collaborations by all of us. all manner of tomfoolery. whatever the case, i write a long-winded narrative about the post. i referring to me, marty, the guy who yells and jumps around in the band.
we try to put them up earlier in the day, but sometimes curious obstacles intercede. a good way to tell that a ‘new something’ is here is to look for our myspace picture to change to the ‘monsterface mondays’ graphic. like so:
and there you have it, all for the cost of a bean burrito that was free and wicked good.