THE GREEN PAJAMAS CAST HAUNTING AURA ON ‘TO THE END OF THE SEA’
"If To The End of the Sea seems like an echo of another age, it’s also a welcome return to a time when adventure and experimentation went well beyond the mindless gimmickry and superfluous trappings found in today’s more pretentious pop. This is ambition of another kind, the supple effect of a more mesmerizing kind of music." [Read More...]
TO THE END OF THE SEA: A "Masterpiece"
Google translation from Spanish:

Another who deserves a monument is JEFF KELLY, one of the most underrated composers ever... [Read More...]
Sea Of Secrets Video!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Of Secrets is the latest video release from the album, TO THE END OF THE SEA, by The Green Pajamas. The song was written by Laura and features her and cellist, Phil Hirschi, performing the song on the edge of Puget Sound.  You can see it HERE or view it on the new facebook page, all about the album, here: TO THE END OF THE SEA.    

 

TO THE END OF THE SEA Is Released!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finaly out and available at all good record stores.  You can hear it and buy it at Green Monkey Records!

From the Green Monkey website...

The weather begins to turn. The leaves begin to drop. I think the fall is upon us. And what is a better fall joy than an all-new Green Pajamas album, eighteen snippets of pleasure.

To that end, we are thrilled to present To The End Of The Sea, The Green Pajamas’ first new studio album (buy it here) since The Green Pajamas2012’s Death By Misadventure. We are releasing the album (the PJs thirty-third) on CD and download. The album will also be released in a 300-copy limited vinyl edition with Sugarbush Records of England (date TBA). As is usually the case, we have 50 numbered and autographed CD copies available direct from Green Monkey – first come first serve!

For this album, head-Pajama Jeff Kelly went to his roots, re-embracing his love of 1960’s pop. It takes much more of an organic approach to the recording process than his work of recent years. Jeff wanted to reach back to Pajamas albums like Strung Behind The Sun and All Clues Lead To Meagan’s Bed and go with that sort of aesthetic again: sound effects, backwards guitars, lots of vocal harmonies, violin and cello.

To The End Of The Sea tells the story of a lighthouse keeper, the mysterious woman he finds on his beach after a storm one night and what happens from there. Who is Juliet? Fallen from a star, a mermaid or maybe just a mysterious woman? It’s a sort of a sci-fi romance micro-rock opera, seasoned with a pinch of the gothic (the cover shot comes from the Hubble telescope via NASA). Most of the 18 songs are short and sweet, tied into two long medleys. Many were in fact recorded in that fashion, with one song running right into the next and then on to the next song.

The Green Pajamas' video imageI have been making records with Jeff for a long time. This is one of his best.

The first video from the album is “Ten Million Light Years Away” with two more in the works; there are plans for a ridiculous 7:00AM ocean shoot at Grayland in the works.

New Video: Ten Million Light Years Away

The new Green Pajamas album, TO THE END OF THE SEA, will be released September 16th.  You can see the first video, Ten Million Light Years Away, right now right HERE!

 

Terrascope Review: If You Knew What I Dreamed LP
"It is well known that the Terrascope has had a long time love for The Green Pajamas and this release can only deepen this love as it contains live in the studio versions of some of their finest moments plus a couple of new songs..."
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Active Listener Review: If You Knew What I Dreamed LP
"Jeff Kelly (who has always written the majority of Green Pajamas material) is a bit of a genius, a graduate from the classic school of pop songwriting who combines Beatlesque melodies with imagery you'd more reasonably expect to encounter in classic gothic literature..." [Read More...]
New Album News: "It's Very Exciting"

Jeff Kelly and Tom Dyer are putting the finishing touches on the new Green Pajamas album this week.  Titled, TO THE END OF THE SEA, the CD is scheduled for release in early September on the Green Monkey label wth the release date of the vinyl LP from Sugarbush Records, TBA.  The CD and vinyl releases will feature alternate cover art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura and Jeff at work.                                                                                                               Photo by Susanne.  

                                                                  

“It’s a kind of a return to our roots - our psychedelic origin,” states Jeff.   A conceptual album, TO THE END OF THE SEA, is heavy on hooks, vocal harmonies and ringing guitars.  Oh, and cellos, courtesy of Phil Hirschi.   

Created specifically for release on vinyl, the record is an album length medley of 18 songs, divided into two parts…sides 1 and 2.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott recording Drums.                                                                 Photo by Susanne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elise poses next to Tamara Rojo.                                                                                                      Photo by dad.

 

Guest vocalist and daughter of cellist Phil, Elise Hirschi, sings the album title song, "To the End of the Sea," in Spanish: "Al Fin de la Mar."  "When I heard her sing I knew we had to get her on this record," says Jeff. 

As mentioned in a previous post, the PHANTOM LAKE album is still in the works but will now probably be released in early 2017.   “I just got a little side-tracked with this (TO THE END OF THE SEA) record and it became the priority," Kelly said.  "It’s very exciting.  I think people are really going to dig this a lot!”

 

 

 

 

Green Pajamas Single



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Pajamas are hard at work on a new album to be called PHANTOM LAKE.  In the meantime, they have released a new single, exclusively available on Bandcamp, called Red Bird.  Jeff says: "It might have been called 'I dreamed I saw Zitkala-Sa,' as that's what the song is about."  The song has the classic, guitar driven, Green Pajamas sound, clocking in at just under 4 minutes. 

 The cover art features an iconic photo of the Sioux writer, poet, teacher, activist and musician, Zitkala-Sa, taken by Gertrude Käsebier at the end of the 19th Century.

 "It's dreamy and sensual, there's no agenda," Kelly states about the song. You can listen and download ($1.00!) the new song at the St. Brigid Records Bandcamp page,  HERE

 

New On Bandcamp!

     

Jeff Kelly's Hidden Agenda album's, INDISCRETION, and, FOR THE SWAN IN THE HALLWAY, are now available to stream or buy at $7.00 each.  You can listen HERE at the Kelly/Green Pajamas St. Brigid Records Bandcamp page, which features a a growing number of albums and official bootleg recordings.

Regarding, INDISCRETION, the All Music Guide stated in 2002: "Kelly's most straightforward solo record, it's also one of his best albums period, including his Green Pajamas Records."   **** 1/2   

In 2004 Splendid e-zine said"FOR THE SWAN IN THE HALLWAY is that rare album, full of sweet melodies and unforgettable hooks, but not defined by them.  It's dark, powerful pop, guided by intelligence and powered by passion.  If you take love seriously, you're going to want this album."