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It's Gonna Be May
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Welcome! Glad to have ya. We’ll spare you of the inevitable Justin Timberlake memes this May Day and get right to the good stuff.

“Ghazal” by Bebé Machete Out Now

Ghazal” is Bebé Machete’s triptych single off their upcoming debut record with Funnybone. Hailed as “a bilingual masterpiece of boundlessness and invention,” Autostraddle has recently placed the music video on their monthly Queer Your Ears playlist, alongside a beautiful analysis by Abeni Jones. “Ghazal” also received kind words by IndieCurrent and Aislin Magazine.

Ohio friends, you can catch Bebé Machete opening for Sudan Archives this Friday at Oberlin’s Cat in the Cream! Details here.

Mild Monk’s Latest Single Blooms

To offer some cosmic love on this year's Earth Day, Mild Monk released "Ode to Plantasia," an environmental synth-pop composition inspired by the late Mort Garson's Plantasia (1976).

Born out of a meditative keyboard melody, "Ode to Plantasia" blossoms with lush, orchestral DX7 synths and a Moog synthesizer. In a collaboration with plant biologist Dan Wood and artists Bruno Perosino and Austin MacDonald, this piece aims to reflect and appreciate the gift of nature, while paying homage to Garson.

Something kinda neat— Garson was commissioned to soundtrack the first moon landing (Apollo 11) on live US television. Kudos to CBS in 1969 for having hippest music supervisor.

To supplement the track, you can stream Mild Monk’s earthy Spotify mix and ambient Youtube playlist. Both will enrich relaxation, meditation, and reading.

Glambat Announces Split, Shares New Song

Glambat has announced a seven-track split with Snowpiler. The Office fans rejoice, for it is titled I Feel God In This Chili’s Tonight. It features full-band versions Glambat’s last three singles plus a new one, as well as three freshly lain Snowpiler songs. This stellar mix of shoegaze-pop and mellow experimentalism is out May 25. Pre-orders are up here. Artwork by the wonderful Anna Neville.

Thanks to CT Scramble’s Dan Osto for including the split’s lead single “Brasil” in their April Recap playlist!
 

“K.I.E.” by Greetings Out Now, Documentary Underway

K.I.E.” is the latest landing from Greetings’ hazy galaxy. The six-minute slipstream rides with ebbing synths, an unbounded aura and hypnotic vox by Daniel Carr, Maebe and Chad Browne-Springer. Greetings compiled a b&w camcorder collage of the last year behind the track— watch it here.

Greetings is currently the subject of a new documentary, Ephemerality, by Matt Meigs. Filming with Super 8mm, 16mm, and MiniDV, Meigs aims to capture the band's analog essence—  footage of them in the studio, performing live, bein' people. They've released an Indiegogo campaign to help make it happen. Please kindly consider donating. :)

May Mix

Every month, we put together a Spotify mix of what’s on our radar. To us, May kinda sounds like Crumb, Bebé Machete, Glambat, Renata Zeiguer, Channel Tres, Princess Nokia, Kevin Abstract. Way more, too. Seattle-based artist Taylor Pelella perfectly crystallizes our musical daydreaming. Stream our May Mix on Spotify here.

Summer Internship w/ Funnybone

We're looking to add some new faces to help us out in our office this summer. We're seeking organized creatives with a knack for writing, photography/videography, graphic design, PR/marketing and/or content creation. For more info, drop us a line at contact@funnybonerecords.com by May 15th.

Upcoming Shows

Wed May 1 - Kelly Quigley, Comfy, Paris’s Songs, Stephen Alexander @ P H A R M A C Y - Philadelphia PA 
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Thu May 2 - Kelly Quigley, The Least, Stephen Alexander, The Knife Kickers @ Crunch House - West Haven CT 
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Thu May 2 - Phat A$tronaut, Combo Chimbita, Enroue Halfkenny @ State House - New Haven CT 
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Fri May 3 - Bebé Machete, Sudan Archives @ Cat in the Cream - Oberlin OH 
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Fri May 3 - Donnie Alexzander, Carlos Danger, Bonsai Trees @ Mac 650 - Middletown CT 
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Fri May 3 - Kelly Quigley, Iris Colton, Steven Meara @ Caffeine Underground - Brooklyn NY 
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Sat May 4 - Pearl Sugar, Mickey Blurr, The Most, Touro Band and more. @ Ives Concert Park - Danbury CT 
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Sat May 18 - Kelly Quigley, Mickey Blurr, Jimmy Muchacho and the Go-Getters @ Yack Yack Broadcast Show - Nyack NY 
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Sat May 25 - Glambat, Snowpiler, Evelyn Gray @ MAC 650 - Middletown CT 
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Thu May 30 - Glambat, Mica, LUNCH, Bobbie @ Flywheel Arts Collective - Easthampton MA  
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Sat June 1 - Glambat, Portrait Party, Early Lover of Mankind @ Cafe Nine - New Haven CT 
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Thu June 13 - Glambat, August West, Rumple @ Sun Tiki Studios - Portland ME
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This month’s newsletter artwork was done by Anthony Mazzarella, whose work you can view here. Thanks so much for reading, listening and supporting. Will touch base soon.

xo Funnybone Records

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