A new beginning…

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Monkeys In Space has had our share of ups and downs over our tenure playing music together. Unfortunately, time and circumstance (and distance) has resulted in a few serious changes to the band.

My nonsensical path in life has lead me to Colorado Springs, CO and out of sheer stubbornness, I refuse to let all that we have built fade away. I have continued to work toward the release of our 2nd full-length album, Kill Your Past, and will see it come to fruition towards the end of this year. 10 years of MIS and Kill Your Past will be the one to put us on the map, I have no doubt.

All that being said, we have had to make some changes to the MIS roster to stay afloat. Filling out our rhythm section we would like to announce that Shawn Canela and Wiley Lowe will be replacing Ryan Higginson and Josh Smith. Much love to Ryan and Josh for all they have given me in this lifetime and I know this won’t be the last time we share a stage together.. but for now, onward and upward as we keep this train rolling.

We are booking shows in Colorado and surrounding states for this Winter and I assure you, with Shawn keeping the kit warm and Wiley funking up our bass- we will continue to bring a powerful and dynamic set to the stage. We look forward to seeing all of your faces in the pit and hope you will stay tuned.. the best is yet to come.

 

 

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New Monkeys In Space Website

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Visit the brand new (and long overdue) Monkeys In Space website! The new website will be taking over this page’s web address at http://www.monkeysinspace.net. The Monkeys wordpress site will continue to act as the MIS blog and is accessible from the new website. We will be making some major announcements within the next month so be sure to check back soon!

 

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BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW SINGLE RELEASE: CONSUMER

Monkeys In Space have just release their latest single off of the upcoming summer 2017 release Kill Your Past.

Consumer is a song forour times- the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.. Consumer delves into the consciousness of a man torn apart buy societies expectations- the rampant consumerism that every family in America now wields, where the lines of wants and needs are drastically blurred, how is a middle class man suppose to provide for his family in a world where a yearly $500 phone purchase has now become the new norm..

This is a good man, a hardworking man who provides for his family.. but with wants now outweighing needs in our society you have three choices: grin, bare it, work your fingers to the bone to buy that new iPhone, envelop your family is massive credit card debt, or cheat, steal, lie or die- hopefully one of those three jobs you have will provide some sort of life insurance benefits, right? 

I assure you, the song is not as grim as the story behind it makes it sound! Check it out here: Please leave us some love and be sure to keep an eye out for Kill Your Past- Slated for Summer 2017 release, Finally!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/C7MnxLTCq6g
LISTEN TO IT HERE: http://soundcloud.com/monkeysinspace

 

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Coming 2018. Copyright Monkeys In Space 2008-2018. All rights reserved.

Artwork by Ahmed Shaltout

See You Soon SAN DIEGO

Already heard from a lot of old friends and fans! Can’t wait to rock with you all once again on our favorite stage St. Pattys Day 2017 at 710 Beach Club in Pacific Beach, CA

Check out the official flyer- please share!!

Monkeys take the stage on St. Patty’s Day at 9:30 and will be doing an hour long set followed by our friends Van Goat. Come kick off the night with Irish Car Bombs and some damn-well needed Rock n’ Roll – We will be doing merch giveaways including copies of FUTI, T-Shirts, Badass-Assness Wrist Bands, MI$ Sandals, posters & more! We will also be debuting brand new music off of our upcoming 2017 release Kill Your Past (Finally). Get-Get Ittttt

See Monkeys In Space LIVE – St. Patty’s Day in Pacific Beach,Ca

Monkeys in Space will be returning to the San Diego stage after a two-year hiatus to grow… and record our new album Kill Your Past. Join us and SD locals Van Goat- Friday, March 17th at 710 Beach Club in Pacific Beach, Ca to celebrate St. Patty’s day like only the Monkeys can! Tons of giveaways, green beer and a trip to space.. lets do this.

Doors: 8:30pm
Monkeys In Space: 9:30 – 10:30PM
Van Goat: 10:45-12:00AM
$5

More Details Coming Soon.

Back in Business

So- Monkeys In Space have been promising new music and a resurgence in the scene for sometime .. We have an 18+ song record in the can and have just been.. well dealing with LIFE… too much to get our project back off the ground.
 
I am proud to say that we finally, and for real this time.. are back in the full swing of things and we will be releasing a brand new single called “Consumer” in February 2017- a song that sums up where our heads have been for sometime. We will be posting a new show date soon- an acoustic set in Los Angeles, CA mid-February.. We hope to see all of our old friends!
 
Much Love and thank you for all of your continued support,
 
Johnny Rukkus & Monkeys In Space
12/17/2016
 
(Peep our album artist’s rough sketch of the Consumer cover.. wait till you see this one!)monkeys_in_space_political_sketch_best_one-2
All of Monkeys In Space Album Covers are done by our amazing friend and artist out of Egypt, Ahmed Shaltout. Check him out here: Ahmed Shaltout’s Work
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I said “Hey Rebel… You’ll find your cause…

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A blast from the past.. Check out the Monkeys first ever Music Video! “$elf-Addressed”

A tune about keepin your head up and stayin strong.. keep on keepin on.. if you will.

The MAKING of a Monkeys In Space Album Cover…

Sometimes figuring out and executing the art concept for the Monkeys albums can be just as taxing as recording the actual record itself… Take a look at a few MI$ covers and what they looked like before they had been polished, colored and released to the world.. We are lucky enough to get to collaborate with some incredible artists from all over the world that truly make every Monkeys In Space album a work of art from the inside out. Thank you! to everyone that has supported us and donated their time to the Monkeys Rock n’ Roll campaign over the years- WE SALUTE YOU!

1) 2011 EP – FLYING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

***Artwork by Peter Nudo (Poway-San Francisco, Ca)

 

2) 2014 SINGLE – MY DRINKING BUDDIES HAVE A ROCK N’ ROLL PROBLEM…  

***Artwork by Vratislav Vanecek (United Kingdom)

 

3) 2014 ALBUM – KILL YOUR PAST

***Artwork by Ahmed Shaltout (Egypt)

 

 

More to come… 

 

❤ Mx.

 

 

POPVulture Magazine talks beginnings and futures with MONKEYS IN SPACE in anticipation of the 2014 release- KILL YOUR PAST!

This one’s for the fans of alternative, grungy, good old Rock-n-Roll. Hailing from Poway, CA comes Monkeys In Space.

 

The Monkeys sat down with the POPVulture Entertainment Network for a few words on where the Monkeys came from- what makes them tick.. and whats next. Check out the interview with POPVulture Magazine here:

CLICK HERE to read the FULL INTERVIEW with POPVulture Magazine

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The monkeys remind you to… “Breath- & BELIEVE..”

Check out the Monkeys songwriters, J & Johnny as they demo a new song off of the upcoming release “Kill Your Past!” Enjoy the raw and acoustic… stripped-down version of the “keep ur head up” anthem-ed tune that truly represents a reoccurring and underlying theme prevalent throughout the entire new record.. this one is appropriately titled: “Believe..

“Stand Tall, Stand Proud. Stay Strong, Stay Loud..”

>>>> CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE DEMO << <<

 

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Monkeys In Space demo music for 2014 release “Kill Your Past”

 

– Mx 2014