Monkey Pudding Face

Monkey Pudding Face

 New York City, New York, USA
BandAlternativeEDM

Monkey Pudding Face is different, like turkey stuffed with chocolate. They stuff rock sensibility with the sweetness of pop/electronic production elements. MPF is the sound of rock being hijacked by robot composers of the future. They've made it safe again to question what two humans are capable of.

Biography

(To get a better understanding of what Monkey Pudding Face is like live, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litN24TR6nI)

Monkey Pudding Face is an alternative rock/electronica band from Queens, New York. The lineup consists of Kyle Marshall (vocals/guitar) and Gennaro Marletta III (bass guitar/programming), both graduates of Berklee College of Music.

The band was formed during the summer of 2009 when Kyle approached Gennaro about starting Monkey Pudding Face. MPF would become an outlet for material stylistically different from their other band, which was more hard rock. The initial demo recordings then led to shows in New York City, Philly, New Jersey and throughout New England.

The band name comes from Monkey, which is Kyle's middle name, Gennaro's mother dated a famous pudding spokesman, and both members have faces. The band has been compared to Radiohead, Beck, Pinback, and Bjork.

Monkey Pudding Face creates songs that blur the line between genuine emotions and the absurdity in the world we inhabit. When Kyle sings, "It breaks my heart to be torn apart by a chainsaw" the listener is taken to a place where they have the freedom to take lines like this for face value or dig deeper and find their own meaning. The songs are labyrinthine in nature, taking the listener through various genres and to unexpected places.

Monkey Pudding Face have also set themselves apart from the pack with unique and engaging live shows. The performances create an atmosphere where your ears trick your eyes and vice versa. Shows are executed through a combination of live instrumentation, custom programming, homemade stage gear, and triggered effects/samples. This allows Monkey Pudding Face to perform in a variety of environments, from coffee shop to rock club.

MPF are also frequently playing shows and building their fan base. They've created a strong internet presence, including Facebook and Twitter. Frequent updates are sent to fans on the "Face List", their version of a mailing list that includes access to exclusive video clips. They are currently recording a full length album and working on a music video.

To see our faces, visit www.youtube.com/monkeypuddingface

Lyrics

(When You Say It's) Over (It's) Over

Written By: Monkey Pudding Face

You are physically killing me with a chainsaw. Chainsaw.

You are actually killing me with a chainsaw. Chainsaw.

When you say it's over it's over.

When you say it's over it's really over.

And it breaks my heart to be torn apart by a chainsaw.

You said it'd feel good but I don't know.

I'm trying to see your point but I don't feel right.

You're pulling the cord to start it up.

You've got that crazy look in your eye.

You said that I've had this coming for a long time, for so long.

When you say it's over it's over.

When you say it's over it's really over.

And it breaks my heart to be torn apart by a chainsaw.

You said it'd feel good but I don't know.

I'm trying to see your point but I don't feel right.

Feel right. Feel right. I feel this.

I thought that we could've worked this out just like human beings with our words.

I never thought it'd resort to a chainsaw.

When you say it's over it's over.

When you say it's over it's really over.

When you say it's over it's over.

You Are Your Friends

Written By: Monkey Pudding Face

Cannibalize all of the things that we don't have. We cannibalize just to get by.

And it's true what they say that you are what you eat especially when what you eat are your friends.

Cannibalize the opposite of cannibal truth. I see through cannibalize.

You'll eat your words. Made all one blood.

Cannibalize. Orbs of the skull.

Father. Father all that we have is in blood. Father I will eat of the flesh.

Play It Where It Lands

Written By: Monkey Pudding Face

Play it where it lands. Buried in the sands of my mind.

See the floor. The ocean's dust.

I feel it all. Still anchored down on this ship.

See the sun. It shifts and streams down on my chest.

The moon the nightlight on this ship.

Play it where it lands. It's carried in my hands across the oceans we've never seen.

Move without breath.

I sleep with...

I was here all along.

You were there all alone.

All alone on this ship.

Play it where it lands. Buried in the sands of my mind.

Play it where it lands. It's carried in my hands across the oceans we've never seen.

You swam to shore.

Discography

Who Don't We Think We Are? - 2010

The Monkey Pudding Face EP - 2009

Set List

(When You Say It's) Over (It's) Over
You Are Your Friends
Play It Where It Lands
Three Blind Mice#
She Blinded Me With Science*
These Lines
World Is Yours
Bodies*
ForM
Bing Bing Bow

Current set length is up to one hour.

# - Interpretation of an old traditional
* - Cover