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.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Kyle of the Dead

Today Seattle geek rockers Kirby Krackle released another amazing video, this one for the track "Zombie Apocalypse" from their self-titled album. It's still a few weeks yet before I shift into full-on Halloween mode, but I wanted to go ahead and share this one.

Y'know, 'cause of the unmitigated awesome.

The project was animated by Damon O'Keefe and Daisy Church, formally of the Metalocalypse team, and, aside from the requisite zombie hijinks, contains a number of notable in-jokes. Keep an eye out early on for an obvious homage to Shaun of the Dead, and again shortly thereafter for a nod to Wright's Hot Fuzz.

Oh, and Black Lantern Jim is my new favorite Kirby Krackle member.