Flight of the (rubber)bandits

If you’ve been watching the (frankly going downhill rapid) second series of Flight of the Conchords you may have come across this song in the fifth episode which was directed by Michel Gondry. You may also have noticed this comedy song is very similar in sentiment to the Limerick messers’ Rubberbandits comedy club anthem ‘Too Many Gee’. The Flight of the Conchords version is called ‘Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor’. The song is different but the idea is the same.

Before you claim blogger paranoia, the Bandits themselves genuinely believe there’s some degree of borrowing here and it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Comedian David O’ Doherty is friends with The Conchords and is a fan of the Rubberbandits. Have a look.

Rubberbandits – Too Many Gee

The Rubberbandits will be playing in Dublin next month with David O’ Doherty in the Button Factory on the 10th of March and with DJ Mek in Eamonn Dorans on the 16th of March. In other related news, remember the Martial Arts Kid video from Monday? Well his name is Achilles from Killarney and he has a diss track of the boys after the jump…

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Posted on February 26th, 2009

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“Beyond the Horizoooooone”
I don’t think this was meant to be so intentionally funny. Zander or Zoolander? I don’t know what was more inspirational – Zander running with the children in slo-motion or Zander feeding the goats?

Press release blurb:

Leave it to a talent like Zander Bleck to use his entrepreneurial skills, model looks, and amazing vocals, to create innovative and inspirational tunes and music videos that are generating quite a stir worldwide. Zander Bleck has blended his powerful singing and songwriting talent with the top production of Adam Longlands to create a phenomenal mix of vintage rock, pop and electronic sounds.
A fresh fusion of club dance beats, British pop, and timeless rock, Zander Bleck offers an unconventional and refreshing style of music for listeners of every age and musical preference. Zander’s vocal talent resonates with artists like Bono and Chris Martin, and his music is energetic, infectious and distinctly a sound of his own. We would love to be a part of your blog.

Ooh you’re a part of my blog alright Zander. I can’t believe people still make music like this.

Posted on February 18th, 2009

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One of the best TV presenters in America interviewed one of the best (OK, best) Williamsburg, New York band going. Colbert excels in an interview where he asks “Your previous album was called Return to Cookie Mountain. Kyp, Why would you ever leave Cookie Mountain? It sounds delicious!”

TV on the Radio – “So much better than Movies on the Newspaper”.

They also performed ‘Dancing Choose’, which was infinitely better than last week’s flat SNL performance. Watch after the cut. (more…)

Posted on February 12th, 2009

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From an email I got this morning..

it has come to my attention that 2 full length tracks off of our upcoming album, merriweather post pavilion have surfaced online. david, noah, and I please ask that someone assist us and leak all of the remaining tracks on the album.

the album is intended to be heard as a whole, and nothing bothers us more than individual tracks leaking and ruining the the overall album experience

-brian
Geologist

The email is from a paw-tracks.com address which was probably hacked or faked. Nice try guys. For the final time, ain’t no leakage here.

Posted on December 17th, 2008

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Well Armenia’s KRO at least. Break it down:

  1. Sub-par West Coast 90s gangsta instrumental. Sounds like something Warren G might have come up with.
  2. Low-Budget attempt at a bar/club video bathed in swish blue light. Like a urinal.
  3. We get a gimpy looking KRO in a suit. Nice tache.
  4. His amazingly smooth baritone flow. Even he sounds bored.
  5. KRO’s female accompaniment, Helen is little too shop assistant for a hip-hop video.
  6. Old geezer with a camera who really shouldn’t be in shot.
  7. “Just another gangsta in the ghetto trying to survive..” Woeful lyrics all round.

it reminds me of this: Sometiiiimes / People make a war / don’t know what it’s for..

Posted on December 4th, 2008

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