Desperate times call for desperate blog headlines. But hey, new Explone song! And yes, it IS a Rihanna cover, the first in a series of singles we have lined up for release this summer ahead of a new album called Suicide Fences. We’ve been working on these songs in the two years since our Telescope & Satellite EP and we’re finally ready to start pushing ‘em out.
Shoegazey rock from Seattle. This is their single, but the whole album is really great. If you liked the Cheatahs track I posted awhile back, this is in your wheelhouse. So great!
I want Explone to do a show with them. Seriously, who said there are no rock bands in Seattle anymore?
Heard on KEXP during a morning drive. Love the 80s C60 cassette aesthetic. Apparently they’ve already got a kazillon fans.
KEXP is currently the only thing keeping me from falling completely off the cultural cliff when it comes to music. Never thought I say this, but listening to a great, diverse radio station is so much better than discovering music via blogs.
The Art of Sycra Yasin – Concept art, Caricatures, Life drawing. Noted here mostly for his great resources section and oodles of YouTube tutorials.
The late drummer of Toto demonstrates the beat behind their biggest hit. (RIP)
Emerald City Comic Con is happening next week, which means the 4th annual Kracklefest nerd music concert is nearly upon us. Kirby Krackle, The Doubleclicks, Death*Star hip-hop and special guests. Get your tickets now. Now, I say!
This week we’re also announcing the impending arrival of Geekiest Hits: Vol. 1, a stupendous compendium (stupendium?) of the “best” KK songs as chosen by fans. It’s not just any old greatest hits collection, though. We’ve actually re-recorded the most popular songs from the first Kirby Krackle record with the full band. You’ll be able to hear favorites like “The Villain Song” and “Up Up Down Down” done correct like molten magma in your earholes.
Plus, there’s a new song. Pre-order Geekiest Hits today and you’ll get an immediate download of “When I Miss You,” only available on this album.
The Kirby Krackle machine thunders on with a swamp-metal ballad about everyone’s new favorite HBO drama. (HINT: some show I haven’t seen yet called “True Detective” which I will probably binge-watch at some point in the future.)
Quite possibly the best high-irony mashup I’ve ever heard.
A single from their 1996 album Peace At Last.
This song is my spirit animal jam. Dig that slow burn.
I once dreamt Sam Russell and I performed this live as a set closer with Justin Timberlake and Cee-lo.
Last fall Kirby Krackle had the opportunity to write a theme song for Happy Tree Friends, the not-for-kids cult animation YouTube phenomenon wherein cute cartoon animals meet grisly ends.
MondoMedia released a video for the song. NSFW or children or anyone!