Do you like Heavy Metal? I sure do. So, guess what Metalheads? WaterTower Music has just digitally released the 24-song The Dethalbum (Expanded Edition) with music by Dethklok, the band whose extreme heavy metal adventure are the subject of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. The Dethalbum (Expanded Edition) gives fans the opportunity to stream the original 15-track album along with 9 additional harder-to-find tracks previously unavailable on all the digital platforms. Metal!
I saw this little guy in the Barnes and Noble shop in Union Square, and was so tickled by his name alone that I had to snap a photo for the sole purpose of featuring him in this week’s Yes, It Exists column. From what I can garner off the interwebs, Mr. Poopy Butthole is character on the Adult Swim cartoon series, Rick & Morty, which I have only just started watching. If you feel compelled to know more about Mr. Poopy Butthole — and really, who could blame you for being curious — he has his own Wiki page located at This Link!
Sonny & The Sunsets’ Talent Night at the Ashram, the album from which the above clip, the mesmerizing, “Cheap Extensions” was culled, has a fascinating back story. To give you the Reader’s Digest Condensed version of that story, the record began as a film project in which each song was originally a short film that, when strung together, formed a feature-length movie. I enjoy the late night, Adult Swim vibe of the rough animation and also got hooked pretty quickly on this very fun tune that sounds like Tame Impala, only on slightly more effective drugs. The band’s press release claims that, “Talent Night at the Ashram is cinematic in its storytelling and kaleidoscopic in its mixing and merging of musical genres.” Sounds good to me.
Talent Night at the Ashram will be released on Polyvinyl Records on February 17th, 2015 on CD/LP/Cassette/ Digital. Vinyl will be 180 gram limited edition of 500 exclusive to the Polyvinyl webstore on light blue. There will also be an unlimited version on red vinyl. Preorder the format of your choice at This Link. Enjoy!
Superjail (Adult Swim Network, Sundays at Midnight) is one of my very favorite TV shows, but that doesn’t mean I would tattoo the Jailbot on my arm. The upside is that it should be easy fairly for this fan lady to cover it up with something less ephemeral once buyer’s remorse sets in, probably some time next year.
Today, May 16th, is the birthday of one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever met, Jon Schnepp, who directs Metalocalypse, and works on a bunch of other awesome shows for the Adult Swim Network. Back in April, at least I think that’s when it was, I was lucky enough to hang out with Jon while we waited in line to get into Tara McPherson’s Cotton Candy Machine store for the Tiny Trifecta art sale. Jon is completely hilarious and had Geoffrey and I almost peeing our pants for the three hours it took us to get into the store. Jon, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and thank you for the laughs and the cool TV programs! If you’d like to learn more about Jon, and perhaps also wet your pants from laughter, you can read my February 2010 interview with him at This Link.