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.
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!
One of the first songs ever written in our sweaty 8×8 practice studio we called the Box. For those of you that know you are coming up on a win.. We give you SOLDIER. Check out 5 other new singles from Monkeys In Space on the youtube channel at youtube.com/baddestmonkeyrawk or anywhere else music is sold or streamed.
Listen to SOLDIER now here: https://youtu.be/cJ5GRawOLzA
Due to the fact that we are self-producing this record, it is a taking much longer than we had hoped to finish. For that reason, or perhaps a last ditch effort to remain relevant, we will continue to release new singles 1 x 1 until the album is finished, which, with just a few songs left to go, will be released by the end of 2018.
Keep listening and will keep rocking!
From Space to your Face- we will see all of you soon!
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Check out the new Monkeys In Space single “Your Sinking Ship” – New record, Kill Your Past, coming late 2018!
Listen to Your Sinking Ship anywhere music is sold or streamed!
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Thank you lord- VINYL is BACK! Pre-order your copy of Flying Under the Influence (Special Vinyl Edition) – we need 100 pre-orders to get our 12″ records pressed.. They both include two new songs not on the original album and beautiful custom artwork by Peter Nudo and Ahmed Shaltout – This is the golden ticket in your record collection baby!
Please click here to help us fund our pre-order: https://qrates.com/artists/MonkeysInSpace/items/13518
Thank you to all of our friends, family and fans for all of your support over the years! Without you- it’d just be us….
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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 $500 phone purchase has now become the new norm..
This is a good man, a hardworking man who provides for his family.. but with wants now outweighing needs in our society you have three choices: grin, bare it, work your fingers to the bone to buy that new iPhone, envelop your family is massive credit card debt, or cheat, steal, lie or die- hopefully one of those three jobs you have will provide some sort of life insurance benefits, right?
I assure you, the song is not as grim as the story behind it makes it sound! Check it out here: Please leave us some love and be sure to keep an eye out for Kill Your Past- Slated for Summer 2017 release, Finally!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/C7MnxLTCq6g
LISTEN TO IT HERE: http://soundcloud.com/monkeysinspace
Coming 2018. Copyright Monkeys In Space 2008-2018. All rights reserved.
Artwork by Ahmed Shaltout
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Already heard from a lot of old friends and fans! Can’t wait to rock with you all once again on our favorite stage St. Pattys Day 2017 at 710 Beach Club in Pacific Beach, CA
Check out the official flyer- please share!!
Monkeys take the stage on St. Patty’s Day at 9:30 and will be doing an hour long set followed by our friends Van Goat. Come kick off the night with Irish Car Bombs and some damn-well needed Rock n’ Roll – We will be doing merch giveaways including copies of FUTI, T-Shirts, Badass-Assness Wrist Bands, MI$ Sandals, posters & more! We will also be debuting brand new music off of our upcoming 2017 release Kill Your Past (Finally). Get-Get Ittttt
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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.
Monkeys In Space: 9:30 – 10:30PM
Van Goat: 10:45-12:00AM
More Details Coming Soon.
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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
(Peep our album artist’s rough sketch of the Consumer cover.. wait till you see this one!)
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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