Seattle’s Green Pajamas strike yet again with Death By Misadventure, built around the epic song cycle, "The Fall of the Queen Bee." This peculiar assortment of songs which takes place in her kingdom, Colony, includes the ultimate death of The Queen and her court by decadent misadventure. This is, of course, a fictional work, and any resemblance to real people living, dead or otherwise, is completely true.
A worldly darkness prevails throughout this record, though occasional shards of light break through with songs like Carrie and Supervirgin, which continue the age-old tradition of melodic Green Pajamas pop songs.
Death By Misadventure marks the thirtieth album/EP by The Green Pajamas. Toss in The Goblin Market and some Jeff Kelly solo albums – that’s a splendid body of work by Seattle’s longest running, most prolific band. Death By Misadventure is a fine new chapter in the grand drama.
Green Monkey Records
Release/catalogue number: GM 1014
Release date: Jul 1, 2012