Secret Emchy Society has been putting out music that is true to her soul for a long time now. Classified as queer country, Secret Emchy Society’s music is really music for anyone that loves a truly authentic sound. Her newest record is titled “Mark’s Yard: The Campfire Covers” and was actually recorded during a campfire (we’re guessing at someone named Mark’s place). They had to get the vibe perfect right? They did. It’s authentic. It’s original sounding. It’s timeless. It’s fun. It also feels like it goes back to the roots of folk and country music.
The record features 11 cover songs that are classic and catchy, totaling 38 minutes. Today we are highlighting one of the songs “Monkeys In The Zoo” which has the hook line “I’m not drunk, I’m just stupid, won’t you tell me that you’re stupid too?” The song was originally written by Dave Lang, a musician friend of Cindy Emch (of Secret Emchy Society). Dave Lang actually sings backing vocals on Secret Emchy Society’s version of the song. The song fits into the genre of acoustic country, but also feels like a folk sing-a-long song, with a tinge of a punk rock attitude in it’s vocal delivery.
Secret Emchy Society is based in Oakland, California and frequently performs all over the country and even beyond.
Enjoy the song and the rest of the record on Spotify now and scroll all the way down for an official artist quote:
““ – Cindy Emch
For Fans Of: Johnny Cash, Gillian Welch, Daniel Romano, Becky Warren, Cranford Nix, & Mary Gauthier
Next Show: Friday, May 10th in Washington State at Lucky Liquor Tavern in Tukwila, WA
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Written by Ryan Cassata