Monthly Archives: November 2014

Press Release: Alpha Riff + MZ Release Their Epic Hip-Hopera Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel

Is anybody out there? Can you hear me? If you can, I need your help. The name’s B. B. Stuart and I run one of the hottest nightclubs in I.P. called Hypertext Cafe. Well, I did. Everything is screwed up. Some crazy dude named Anti begged the all seeing, all knowing God of our world, Prog, for a Centralized Object with Destructive Essence, or C.O.D.E. for short. Now he’s using it against the populace. My buddy, Alpha Riff, and his partner, MZ, are headed out to the DMZ to stop him but they’re in a lot of trouble. That’s where you come in!

Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel is a 23 track Hip-Hopera about a cybernetic bounty hunter, his A.I. partner, and a huge list of friends and foes played by a host of amazing performers: 1-UP, TV’s Tyler Boyco, Aramis, 2 Mello, TekForce, Zilla Persona, MC Ohm-I, Ekaj, 2-Ton 21, Ish1da, Nyte, Jollimus, Midi Boss of The Last Wordbenders, Matthew Mead of Kingdoms Burn, Kordlyss, Forneus Mod of Hanna Barbaric, Twill Distilled, Phantastik the Phenom and TyeFighter. The more people that know about Alpha Riff and MZ, the better off they’ll be. In your world, their story came off the backs of a very successful IndieGoGo campaign, ending at 158% completion. And there are even more long term plans for Alpha Riff, MZ, myself, and the rest of the Digital Champions… if we survive this. The C.O.D.E. warps its recipients into C.O.D.E. Demons dead-set on devouring the pair. Grandiose, atmospheric tracks mix with hard hitting, metal influenced instrumentals and soaring, emotionally charged vocals to tell the story of a man, his machines, and the destiny they must ultimately face.

I don’t have a lot of time left – I need to get moving before the C.O.D.E. demons find me – but spread the word. Digital Champions: Migdal Bavel released on November 8, 2014 and the battle is still being waged. Trading cards are set to release soon, a mobile game is in the works, and two comic books have already started production. Alpha Riff and MZ are going to need a veritable army to turn the tide. We hope you’re amongst us. — They’re coming… I need to move — B. B. Stuart, over and out.


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They Might Be Giants: Instant Fan Club Dial-A-Song Edition

They Might Be Giants is bringing back two things for 2015, Dial-A-Song and Instant Fan Club.  A chance to get some new music and stuff from one of the best known comedy duos out there.


Dial-A-Song will be start in January.  Every week on Tuesday throughout the year they will be posting new songs for all for free.  Get the songs from the main site, their Youtube account, iTunes, and other music download sites.  They have also partnered up with Slate’s The Gist with Mike Pesca to premiere each song on their Monday night podcast, plus they are coordinating with college, community, and commercial radio shows to broadcast the songs as a network.  If you are part of a radio program that would like to be part of the experience you can get in contact with your information and receive custom material for your show, interviews, and other segments for your broadcast.  Over 100 stations have already have already set-up as They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Radio Network.

The Instant Fan Club is already up to take orders, but will limited to the first 2,500 people.  So get in and reserve your spot now.  Membership is $98 and you receive all Dial-A-Song direct to your inbox, two tickets to a live TMBG show of your choice, autographed copy of the next CD, the next TMBG kids CD, the Dial-A-Song completion CD at the end of 2015, exclusive t-shirt, two racing airplanes, access to live webcast in April or May, certificate of thank you, fan club membership card and more secret surprises  A deluxe Super President membership for $250 gets you the same as a regular membership plus the next TMBG album on vinyl, the Dial-A-Song compilation album on vinyl, fan club Super President coin, and limited edition Flood double LP deluxe vinyl edition.  For $30 you can just get the Dial-A-Songs delivered to your inbox each week for those on a budget.


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Musician Dances With Stormtroopers, Knights & Superheroes in Music Video

November 5TH, 2014 (Sydney, Australia) –  Geek pop singer-songwriter Meri Amber, who has been described as a ‘comic book Taylor Swift’ (OpJam), has recently toured comic conventions and pop culture expos around Australia promoting her Super EP CD on her Super Tour. She collected footage featuring cosplayers and guests from these events dancing and singing along to her song ‘Kudos’ and has just released the music video for ‘Kudos’ with this footage.

The events featured in the video include Book Expo Australia, Canberra Zine Fair, Oz Comic-Con Brisbane, Oz Comic-Con Sydney, Amber’s private Super EP launch party in Moo Burger and Armageddon. The video starts by explaining that the ‘Kudos’ video is a homage to all the people that made the events go off and watching the video gives a colourful insight into the bright world of geek culture in Australia.

Kudos has been described as ‘a tribute to the truism that there’s more to life than just success’ (Pop Mythology) and as an ‘accomplished look at the insecurities many of us face in life and the support we receive from our friends’ (The Unheard Nerd). The song emphasizes how small actions of friendship like ‘random Snapchats’ and ‘teaching [a friend] foosball’ can be enough to pull them out of an unhappy slump.

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