December 03, 2011
DARLING PET MUNKEE
Darling Pet Munkee is a "garage/surf rock supergroup" that's offering a free seven song EP based entirely on comic book mail-order ads.
From their press release...
"Sea-Monkeys, X-Ray Specs, and a necklace full of soil from Dracula’s castle are among the many bizarre items that were sold in comic-book ads of yore. Garage/surf rock supergroup Darling Pet Munkee aims to tell the tales of these lost items in song. For the next 6 months, the band will be releasing one song a month - with accompanying history - examining the bizarre knick-knacks sold via these misleading ads that promised fighting skills, wondrous creatures, and grand journeys."
The songs can be heard and freely downloaded here.
The stories and history behind each song can be found here.
It's great seeing others take creative inspiration from these beloved advertisements. It makes me feel like less of a freak.