via Howler – Don’t Wanna – YouTube.
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.
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.
Kyle is slowly revealing the tracklist day by day. Follow Kirby Krackle on Twitter (yay!) or Facebook (ugh) to keep up.
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.)
Grab “The Yellow King” at Bandcamp for a buck.
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!
Choosing a Secure Password – Boing Boing. Great non-technical explanation of why your password probably sucks and how to pick one smartly.
Timothy Lambesis Pleads Guilty: As I Lay Dying Singer Admits Hiring Hitman To Kill Wife. WHAT
Surfing 4m croc closes Broome’s Cable Beach | Perth Now. NOPE.
The Case Against Scott Lively — Illustrated. I normally avoid linkbait-y HuffPo articles but this one demonstrates the power of sequential art to convey a message. (Plus: whatta horrible person.)
The Videogame That Finally Made Me Feel Like a Human Being | Game|Life | Wired.com. The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC was amazing and I can’t wait for more. (Ignore the comment thread full of weak “men’s rights” idiots.)
Modern Twilight Zone. Updated TZ plots via Twitter:
After buying a piece of homemade jewelry from an @etsy shop, Kate realizes she is sharing the emotions of its creator when wearing it.
A girls night out takes 3 friends on a barhop thru the #TwilightZone when a @Yelp suggestion takes them to an authentic 1920s #speakeasy.
Courtney logs back into her old @aim account to find that a high school version of herself is still talking with other people.
Yeah, that’s right. We went there.
Download it for free for a limited time at Bandcamp.
Thanks to our engineer buddy Don Gunn for being game and providing the wub-wubs.