Friday, September 10, 2010

What's it Meme?

Yesterday the venerable MC Frontalot released a new single from his latest album Zero Day. The track in question is the self-explanatory "Spoiler Alert," but – while I would hate to call your attention away from the freely downloadable MP3 or the musings of the ever-discriminating Kotaku community regarding the video directed by "Mad" Max Isaacson – I can't help but focus on another track. This one is featured in a recently unearthed performance from last week's PAX Prime.

It begins with Frontalot and band (backed up by geek rockers Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm) performing Final Boss highlight "Diseases of Yore," but ends with new touring keyboardist Vic-20's passionately auto-tuned tribute to the Double Rainbow. And like its source material, it is so bright and so big.


Church said...

Is that Autotune or a vocorder. Can you do autotune in realtime?

Whatever. Seeing Front and JoCo onstage together gives me the tinglies.

Z. said...

You can definitely auto-tune live and that doesn't sound like the synth vocoders I'm used to, but you could be right, Church.

Anarchangel said...

That's a amazing! I hope it makes it onto an album at some point.

Doug said...

It is autotuned. IIRC correctly a vocorder needs a separate pickup along with the mic.

Z. said...

I think it'd make a great hidden track, Anarchangel.

Thanks for the clarification, Doug.