My lovely, amazing and infinitely patient wife recently pointed out to me that I’ve been gone more than I’ve been home since we got married in December. There’s been a lot going on lately, hasn’t there? I just got home from three straight months of touring, and I’m leaving tomorrow to go to my little brother’s wedding and then I’m flying into Austin, Texas for my first official showcase at South By Southwest with a bunch of my bestest nerdcore friends like Doc Awk, Jesse Dangerously, Adam WarRock, MC Lars, Schaffer the Darklord, Random, MC Frontalot, and more. It’s going to be nuts.
Before I head out again, I’ve got a whole slew of new stuff to share with you.
If you’ve been following me on Facebook or twitter then you probably already know that I’ve recently become obsessed with Magic: The Gathering again. The last time I played was in 2012 when the Dark Ascension set was released. I was able to break free of the game before too much damage was done, but now… now I fear there’s no going back. I blame Adam WarRock for coming up with the idea of me teaching him how to play so we could have something to do on our tour downtime. I also blame Mikal kHill for already having a bunch of really good decks so that I had to buy more cards to be able to beat him. The good news is that we made a completely 100% free EP about the game and our obsession and did I mention it’s free? It’s free. Check out the song “Friday Night Magic” below!
Another pretty awesome thing that happened was the release of the official music video for The Remnant’s song “Summer Dog Days.” I’m super stoked about how this video came out and it’s all thanks to Mr. Mick Hawkins over at Ash Films for coming up with the video treatment, directing and editing the whole thing. So please check out the video and leave a comment or thumbs up or something. It’s one of my favorite songs on the best album we’ve ever made.
And finally, while we’re on the topic of official music videos, the first official music video for Malibu Shark Attack was released! The song is called “Better Off As Friends,” and it’s all about how me and my bandmate, Rocky O’Reilly, both have fans who know us as primarily doing something completely different and would just rather hear more of the old stuff. The video features the emotive talent of Irish rapper Bee Mick See and holy smokes, does he emote. The song also features one of the best rap verses I’ve ever written in my whole life. I’m so proud of the song and I hope you all like the video!