MC Frontalot (previously) is one of the OGs of nerdcore hiphop, bringing out huge crowds of fans for his music all over the world (I once caught him doing a show in North London at which a young man showed up in full Frontalot cosplay; I've also seen him perform for packed houses at Defcon).
His work has always satirized the worst of the internet while celebrating its best and weirdest corners. But with Net Split or, the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself (streaming now, on sale in December), Frontalot confronts the horror of the 2018 internet, from the opening track ("Internet Sucks") and all the way through, with tracks like "Memes are Stupid," "Never Read the Comments," and "Datin Profile."
As always, Frontalot's jokes are always ha-ha-only-serious, part laugh and part howl, with funky beats and unmatchable delivery.
Net Split or, the Fathomless Heartbreak of Online Itself [MC Frontalot/Bandcamp]
Jen "Klingon Pop Warrior" Usellis records covers of pop songs, translated into Klingon, the apex of which is surely her rendition of "Let it Go" ("yIbuSQo'") from Frozen. (via Borderlands)
This lovely cover was heard in the seventh episode of the new Watchmen TV show, titled “An Almost Religious Awe.” The track will appear on Reznor and Ross’s album “Watchmen: Vol. 3 (Music from the HBO Series)” due out December 16.
Johnny Depp is producing a musical about Michael Jackson’s sequined glove. Well, it’s actually about Jackson’s life but told from the perspective of the glove. Surprise, the Jackson estate has not authorized this production. Titled “For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, As Told By His […]
The bummers of adulthood are too many to count, but one of our least favorites is the inability to sit down and enjoy a nice bowl of cereal. When you’ve got a long commute ahead, let’s face it: That extra time it takes to pour the milk and chow down is too precious to spare. […]
Who are these people that have time for a job, social life, and actual healthy meals? With a nutrition segment on seemingly every talk show and entire networks devoted to food, it can sometimes seem like we’ve never left our mother’s house and her constant admonitions to “eat your vegetables!” And okay, she was right. […]
Every Christmas list has names you dread buying for. But hold up: Before you wave the white flag and get them yet another gift card, scroll down a few. We’ve got 15 items that run the gamut from stylish old-school lighters to cutting-edge audio tech, enough variety to please any Scrooge. And the best part? […]