Expect a new comic later, but for now I just want to get the day started off properly by posting a new track from George & Jonathan. If the rest of their next album sounds like this then they might finally surpass 2010’s The Best Music.
I don’t post about music much on here, but one of my favorite bands has a new EP out on bandcamp today, warranting a quick heads up at the very least. Cheap Dinosaurs are the best; I can’t possibly begin to count how many times I listened to their self-titled album, and they also have a really good cover album of Goblin tracks titled, appropriately, Cheap Dinosaurs Plays Goblin.
Lucky folks who were at this year’s MAGFest—an event I had to miss out on for the first time in the past four years or so—were able to grab a physical copy of the new EP, triangle trash. Now it’s up for everyone else to listen to and download on bandcamp.
I’ve already jammed it a bunch, and while it’s still too early to call it by most sane standards, I don’t have much problem saying it’s better than their s/t. It’s solid from beginning to end, and it even has a song called “Luster.” Who can argue with that? Get it.
halloween hype: the drifting classroom soundtrack
I’ll probably post about this every Halloween for the rest of my life. Nearly four years ago in November of 2009 I composed and released a chiptune soundtrack to Kazuo Umezu’s incredible The Drifting Classroom manga. Such a stunning creative effort on my part caused my formerly vibrant body to become an exhumed husk, doomed to wheeze nothing but fumes for the years that would follow.
You can STILL listen to and download it for free. Play it at a Halloween party!
I’ve mentioned it before, but the REALLY AWESOME thing about The Drifting Classroom soundtrack is it’s 100% Kazuo Umezu approved! The rad dudes at the Tokyo Scum Brigade blog actually brought a copy to the master himself, who can be seen posing enthusiastically with it in his home in Japan.
The image above remains the coolest thing in the world to me.