Monster Rally recently put together an amazing mix, this time for the fine folks at MTV Hive. His new album, Return to Paradise, is out now as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
On Monster Rally’s exclusive guest mix for MTV Hive, we find Feighan spinning roughly an hour of upbeat and relaxed jams. He’s put together a “collection of some of my favorite funk, hip-hop, soul, African jazz, early prog-rock, California surf, highlife and garage,” he told Hive.
2013 GOLD ROBOT ROUND-UP
As we enter the last month of the year, we wanted to take a minute to remember each release on GRR that came out this year. By all measures, it was a wildly successful year for the label. Here’s what transpired:
Young Hunting - Hazel 12”
"When you have origins in Los Angeles, it’s easy to be inspired by the laid-back, sun-kissed lifestyle that represents the city. The dream pop quintet, Young Hunting, has definitely drawn inspiration from their hometown, but adds a greater depth of emotion by also drawing from their particular life experiences." - FILTER Magazine
Dim Peaks - Time of Joy 12”
"Time of Joy, an often ambitious debut whose sleepiness and ornamental simplicity belie its true eccentricities and endearing complexities." - I Guess I’m Floating
Monster Rally - Return to Paradise 12”
"If Martin Denny and Madlib had a fully grown musical lovechild, that harmonious little stitch-job would no doubt sound like Monster Rally. Cleveland-via-Los Angeles producer Ted Feighan makes blossoming instrumental hip-hop that owes just as much to the annals of exotica and Tropicália." - SPIN Magazine
Meanest Man Contest - Everything Worth Mentioning 12”
"Intense isn’t an adjective I’d use to describe Everything Worth Mentioning, but it does conjure emotions in a refreshingly understated fashion. One could see how it could unite disparate music communities — bedroom tweakers, synth-pop heads, backpacker hip-hoppers, Beck fans, and anyone with a fondness for overcast pop songs." - East Bay Express
Conveyor - Mammal Food / Pushups 7”
"Imagine the fret-abusing angles of early Battles plus some sunny surf-pop melodies fed through 49 distortion pedals and compressors and you’re coming close to the sound of Conveyor’s new track." - VICE Noisey
You can buy each of these releases on limited edition vinyl via our web store, or download them from your favorite digital retailer. As always, thanks so much for the support - we obviously couldn’t do what we do without all of you.
A brand new Monster Rally video for “Orchids” debuted today on SPIN, head here to check it out. The video is directed by Albert Cook and Kaya Purohit. “Orchids” is off Monster Rally’s latest album (Return to Paradise), out now as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Monster Rally recently stopped by the studios of KUCI (Irvine, California) for a live performance and interview. Listen to it here or stream below. His latest album, titled Return to Paradise, is out now as both a limited edition gatefold 12” and digitally.
Monster Rally » Panther
Great fan video for Monster Rally’s “Panther”! Love seeing these.
Aquarium Drunkard presents Monster Rally - Volume II (A Mixtape), a new collection of danceable funk, afro-soul, incredibly smooth hip hop, rainy dub, and multi-ethnic garage rock. Grab it here!
Monster Rally’s new album titled Return to Paradise is out today digitally and as a limited edition 12”. Find it here!