Posts categorized “Music”

Friday, 16 May 2014

New Video from Open Mike Eagle: A History of Modern Dance

OME is Cliffin' it up...

OME is Cliffin’ it up…

Mr. Open Mike Eagle has released a new video from his as-of-yet-unreleased album Dark Comedy. This is for the track “A History of Modern Dance.” If you grew up in the 80s or early 90s (or watch Nick at Night), this video might be a bit familiar-looking to you…

It’s very entertaining to see Mike and company Huxtabling it up. Can’t wait for Dark Comedy to drop, but seeing as how I can’t travel through time, I will have to wait until June like the rest of all y’all.

Categories: Music, Videos.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Happy Birthday to Me: Surprise Secret Julia Massey Album!

JM+FFD

JM+FFD. With them crazy eyes.

Today is my birfday! And also the birfday of Geoff, the bassist of the Five Finger Discount. As if by coincidence, over the weekend Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount released a surprise, secret album (another one)! This one consists of live demo versions of songs that never ended up on any of their albums. Here’s how Julia explains it:

Sloth it up!

Sloth it up!

Over the last few years, Geoff has rigged up microphones in our practice space and tracked all of the songs that have ended up on official records.

Through that process, lots of demo tunes got lost in the cracks. They’re like the lost boys in Neverland!

Lucky for us, Geoff spent his downtime on tour mixing eight of those songs. We’re only letting folks on our email know about this, but if you want to spread the word, feel free!

Here they are!!!

I want to spread the word! So here is one of those eight songs:

Hooray! Go get ALL OF THE SONGS!

Categories: Music.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Open Mike Eagle Doesn’t Have Very Much Money (but Dreams of the Ice King)

Very Much Money by Open Mike Eagle

Very Much Money by Open Mike Eagle

Open Mike Eagle’s new album Dark Comedy doesn’t come out until June, but he has released a new preview song from the album!

It’s called “Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)” and you can listen to it right here:

I think Mike Eagle likes Adventure Time. In fact, just take a look at who I spotted at his last show here in Seattle:

Let’s all share Ice King’s Dream!

Categories: Music.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Dark Comedy Morning Show: New from Open Mike Eagle

Tragicomedy.

Tragicomedy.

My pal Open Mike Eagle is gearing up to release a new album! Yusss! Hoo-Ray! It is to be called Dark Comedy, and it is most likely to be extremexly awexxxome if what I’ve heard from him lately is any indication.

He has just released a preview track from Dark Comedy, the aptly-titled “Dark Comedy Morning Show.” You can stream it here! DO IT! NOW!

Is goot, yah? Yah.

The Dark Comedy album is already available for pre-order here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dark-comedy/id856415907

The album doesn’t drop until June 10th, but if you really can’t wait that long you don’t have to! All you have to do is be in the Los Angeles area on May 1st and you can go see The Mike Eagle Show live at The Mint! Yes, that’s right, The Mike Eagle Show is returning, and this time it’s a “Dark Comedy Live Listening Party.” Mike is going to be performing songs from Dark Comedy, many of them live for the first time!

Mike has his own show. This is Mike's show. And you're invited!

Mike has his own show. This is Mike’s show. And you’re invited!

Details:
The Mike Eagle Show pt. II: The Dark Comedy Live Listening Party (Facebook event)
Thursday, May 1st 9:00 PM
@ The Mint L.A.
6010 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (map)
ALL AGES! $8.00 – $16.00

Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle

Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle

I won’t be able to be there (’cause it’s in L.A.), BUT MAYBE YOU CAN BE!?

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Three Ninjas: Authentic County

Musician Three Ninjas has always been a bit of a dichotomy. He generally makes two types of music: self-deprecating (and often very funny) hip-hop musics, and old-school, “my truck broke, my woman left me, my dog died, all I can do now is drink” country musics. His hip-hop musics have been very well represented in his recordings, but except for a few one-offs he hasn’t actually released much of his country musics…

UNTIL NOW!

Threeni has now released a full-length album of nothing but authentic, old-school, wish-I-were-dead country musics, deliciously titled Alcohol & Isolation.

Three Ninjas: Alcohol & Isolation

Album Artwork by Jen McCreight!

With song titles such as “Your Mother Doesn’t Love You,” “Feeling Sad & Getting Drunk,” and “I’m Hanging Myself Tonight,” it might be tempting to dismiss this album as parodying or poking fun at country music. But quite the opposite; this is raw, soul-searing and angrily defeated music. This is white man’s blues, as only real country music can be. This is the opposite of ironic.

This is some good stuff.

Threeni and his good pal Joshua Stephens are going on a west-coast tour to celebrate. The tour kicks off this Wednesday 4/16/14 in Olympia at everyone’s favorite hole-in-the wall, Le Voyeur.

Details:
Joshua Stephens + Three Ninjas Tour Kick Off (Facebook event)
Wednesday, April 16th at 8:30 PM
@ Le Voyeur:
404 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA (map)_
21+ FREE!

Then they return on April 29th for a triumphant return show (and official CD Release Party) at The Skylark Cafe in West Seattle.

Details:
Alcohol & Isolation CD Release Party (Facebook event)
Tuesday, April 29th at 8:00 PM
@ The Skylark Cafe:
3803 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA (map)
21+ $6

I’m not going to be able to go to the kick off, but I will try my darnedest to catch the return. SO CAN YOU!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

I can’t stop laughing at this.

Aaaugh, I hurts now! From laughters!

Thanks, Mary Lambert!

Categories: Music, Videos.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Open Mike Eagle Definitely Qualifies: New Video and Album Deal!

Much respect.

Much respect.

I’m super stoked for my pal Mike Eagle, with whom I hung out with just a week-and-a-half ago. He has signed a three-album deal with Mello Music Group! They’re going to be releasing his upcoming LP Dark Comedy.

To celebrate, Mike has released the official music video for his extremely entertaining song “Qualifiers,” which not only has a hilarious send-up of hip-hop braggado, especially in the chorus…

We’re the best, mostly
Sometimes the freshest rhymers
We the tighest, kinda
Respect my qualifiers

…but it also ends with an epic quoting of “Weep Day,” a rather obscure, early B-side by They Might Be Giants! Here, watch:

Good times… good times…

Good on ya, Mike! This is unqualified awexome news.

(Via Passion of the Weiss)

Categories: Music, Videos.