Friday, June 22, 2012

Something Fishy

Apparently 2012 is the year of the animated video, with bands like Sci-Fried going in a direction that Kyle and Jim from Kirby Krackle have been exploring for a while now: amazing musical cartoons.

The latest comes from comedy musicians Nuclear Bubble Wrap. It's for "Sharktopus," a track available on both their 2010 full-length and their brand new Abracadaver EP. It's a great looking piece that really plays up the darkly humorous narrative of the song. Also there are Pokémans. Let me show you them.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Always Honest

Earlier this week I blogged about MC Lars's latest video, an interesting piece that uses rap to relay a lesson on the finer points of poetic meter, over at GeekDad. Interestingly enough, that's actually not the only example of educational hip-hop currently making the YouTube rounds.

Mega Ran recently released the first single from his Kickstarter-funded Language Arts multimedia project, subtitled "First Day of School." It's another solid slice of lyrical positivity that boasts stellar production from Richie Branson, nicely organic direction by Tom Larkin and a bridge in which Random takes a moment to explain the proper function of the musical bridge. #meta

The first volume of the 3 EP set is available now, as is a browser-based video game and digital comic. Check out all three, and look for Ran on tour throughout the summer.