What should we call a generation’s inability to precisely describe moments in life without snippets of pop culture used as punch lines? Because this is what the What Should We Call Me fiefdom makes me wonder.
Finally! We’ve been waiting to share this with you forever. Here is our first official music video for our song “Good Boy,” one of our favorite tracks off our soon-to-be-released record. We are so outlandishly pleased by the way this video turned out, and we can’t thank you all enough for sharing it with your friends, giving us feedback, and most importantly, for being as supportive and awesome as you are. High fives all around.
The biggest high five goes to our director and best bud, Matt Porter. He came up with the idea for this video, and as you can probably tell, he is a mad genius…in so many ways. If you haven’t seen Matt’s crazy weekly video clips at Good Cop Great Cop, you’re missing out on the best thing on the internet.
And of course, none of this would have been possible without Esteban Pedraza, Sasha Arutyunova, Tara Perry, Evan Polivy, Alan Gordon, Georgie Leddy, Jon Seale, Brady Bryson, Jennifer O’Neill, Mike Magaraci, and all of our dear friends at Mason Jar Music.
So what’s next for us?!
Well, we’ve been busy planning the most epic album release show of all time. It’s going to be in the Studio at Webster Hall on April 15th, and we’ll be opening with an acoustic set and closing the night with an electric set. Flearoy and EMEFE are joining us, and there will be all sorts of awesome raffle prizes that you can win.
Pre-sale tickets are $10, and you can bundle that with a copy of the album for an additional $5. Please don’t be one of those nerds that gets the $12 tickets at the door- find any of us walking around NYC (or just email us) and we will give you your ticket! Easy peasy.
Well, that’s about it. We love you all very much, thank you.
This week we present to you “Old Man Duff,” a nearly forgotten folk song from 1931. We discovered it a few months ago in Stefan’s crazy 78 RPM record collection, and we wanted to revive it with a little bit of soul and some omnichord (which is an electronic autoharp from the 80’s). This is definitely more left-field than some of the other more popular covers we’ve been doing lately, but we certainly hope you enjoy it.
AND if you are feeling particularly historic today, you can find the original recording here, taken straight from Stefan’s turntable: http://soundcloud.com/townhall/old-man-duff
But I kinda felt like going up there and being like: “Everyone should go home, this is ridiculous. You should not be doing this. We should not be gathering in a big room and looking at each other and pretending that this is important.” That’s what I would say.
I may have teared up a little (no shame) when I saw Bon Iver at Lollapalooza in 2009, but now I’m just rolling my eyes.
of course i’m not eating cottage cheese off of the lid of a plastic chinese food take-out container because i’m too lazy to do dishes.