The first day of tour is always very stressful! Everyone is shifting from their normal day to day routine into “tour mode”. This is a new era for Chilled Monkey Brains. We have a new album “APEocalypse” to promote! In my opinion, this is the best album from CMB yet! Thanks to all of our Kickstarter backers for making it happen! If you havent listened to it, check it out here: NEW CMB ALBUM! Tours dont come without complications, and unfortunately Roth and Tyler were unable to make the tour this year :( So, we got Cheston (Baritone Sax) from Corporate Fandango to fill in :) Nick came in from North Carolina and scooped up Cheston. Biscuit came from his new home in New Orleans. Eventually, we met at the practice space and packed our things into the trailer and our new van dubbed “The Green Room”. Getting on the road the first day is tough, and in true CMB fashion, we didnt get on the road until after 4 for a show 5 hours away that started 3 hours from when we left. We got to Swayze’s in time to catch a few tunes from Taj Motel Trio. We feel terrible for missing Ye Flask, Ian the Illusionist, Canvus, and our buddy Tyler with Rotten Stitches. We’re not worthy!!! It was so awesome that you guys stuck around until the end! Thanks again! We played a real tight set. It’s easy when no one has had anything to drink, and Swayze’s is a dry venue. We played and the show was over by 10/11ish. It didnt take us long to hit a Waffle House on the tour. Day one and already hitting up the awful waffle, lol. We drove down the road a ways to a cheap motel. We opened the door and the TV was on. There were used tissue and ashes on the night stand. The pillows were arranged to the side of the bed. The bed was somewhat made, but Zac pulled down the blanket and revealed a nice size yellow stain. The bath towels smelled like hash browns, but hey, it was late and we needed a place to sleep!
Had a blast last night at our house party in Harrisonburg, #Virginia! Thanks to our new friends in #Jaguardini and #SavageKenny for having us! #ChilledMonkeyBrains #APEocalypse (at Harrisonburg V.A)
It took over 24 hours for us to consume our first beer of the #APEocalypse tour! We are now milking off Zac’s acoustic skills! #ChilledMonkeyBrains (at The Town Pump Tavern)
Fun times in NOLA! Dante was there to represent! #Joystick #ChilledMonkeyBrains #SkaIsFun (at Banks St Bar)
Having a badass lunch at McGuire’s! Yes, that is Tyler Fatkin in the back. He is an official Monkey Brain now! Catch us tonight at Handlebar in Pensacola! (at McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin)
Come check us out on our “Gulf Shore Bonecore Weekend Tour” later this month! We’ll be play Panama City, Pensacola, New Orleans, and Tallahassee.
Last day of the tour! We had Sunday brunch on the beach in Melbourne! One last show tonight at Boondock’s in Melbourne with Like Dinosaurs!
Free show in Daytona Beach tonight!!!
Chilled Monkey Brains w/ Whiskey Faithful
10:00 at Tir Na Nog!
THE TALE OF RAMIREZ DE PIETRO
As I stare into callous and piercing eyes
I see myself right through my own disguise
and I know that the day draws near
I tell the crew “Boys, cast your fears aside
and lift the anchors hoist the sails
our enemy shall not prevail
we fight for glory, honor, pride,
and he from whom we cannot hide.”
Our fearsome visage may,
under the light of day,
appear appaling and obscene,
but we know it all too well,
the lifeless face of hell.
An image we find comforting.
As the ship passes into the shade of night
and we shake away the last sign of light
We feel our power grow inside, I tell the crew,
“This night we fight to die!
So load the cannons, draw your swords,
we’ll never bow to holy lords.”
The demon ship, her evil crew,
went into battle to their doom.
The captain watched her sink.
He couldn’t save the hull.
The fate of his brave crew,
a pile of bones and skulls.
The ship will rise again.
This ship will rise up!