Hooray! At long last my project was released! So far I’ve been hearing great things, and thanks to Mike Bell in the Calgary Herald, a bit more credibility to this release. You can read that Herald article HERE.
If you want to hear the full album you can purchase the CD exclusively at my online store HERE.
If you’re an itunes kinda person you can download it from itunes HERE
If you rock that Spotify business check me out here.
Hope you like it! Let me know! Send me an email or Facebook message or something. Cheers!
In case you haven’t seen it yet, I just released my new Acoustic music video for “Sing”, pieced together from live footage of us performing the song in different venues and places over the years.
Does it make you amped up for the Acoustic album to be released!? It will be available on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, etc. on MARCH 18th.
The CD version will be available for a LIMITED TIME, as it is being sold at the album release party in Calgary, on Saturday, March 19th at The Blind Beggar Pub (New Location), and I only printed 100 copies!! Get one before they’re gone forever!! (Get your tickets now – also playing: Septembryo, Swift Olliver, Coming Out Swinging)
The following day I will be lacing up the old speedskates and racing a 500m at the Olympic Oval. I will try not to fall and/or puke, but you can sponsor me and come see me in tights. Click here: RUST BUSTA 500m
Anyways, I’m stoked for you all to hear the album. For now, here’s one song:
If you haven’t heard yet, I’m super excited to be releasing an Acoustic EP on March 18th called “Raw”. Watch this Promo video and learn about everything that’s happening. I had some awesome support making the album and hopefully you continue to support it when it’s out!
CD Release Party March 19th, at The Blind Beggar Pub in Calgary, with guests Septembryo, Swift Olliver, and Coming Out Swinging!
I’m pretty sure everyone is now aware of the Batman V Superman : Dawn of Justice movie coming out? If not, you probably either: A) Don’t care, or B) are Marty McFly from 1985 and are too caught up with trying escape and/or punch out Biff to care about the internet.
Regardless, some of you who have seen the trailer and don’t understand why Batman is fighting Superman, let alone understand how it’s even possible that SUPERMAN could be defeated by a regular human, there are many reasons which I’m sure the movie will cover, but I’m not here to argue or discuss that. All I want to talk about is why we SHOULD BELIEVE that it’s POSSIBLE for Batman to beat Superman, regardless of the fact that he HAS beaten him in many scenarios in the DC Comics universe.
I’ve read a few posts from comic-book nerds/friends and even Joe Rogan who think it’s stupid and shouldn’t even be a question because Supermans powers would trump Batmans strength on any head to head fight. And that is correct. They would totally end ol’ Brucey. But without sounding redundant and rehashing every superhero fans knowledge of their morals and why they wouldn’t kill each other and such, let’s talk about about what Superman represents.
Clark Kent’s main goal is to blend in with Humans and be a symbol for their saviour. A Super Jesus, perhaps. People even call him a God (I’m sure that’ll be addressed in the new movie) because he’s an Alien, born with these abilities in another galaxy and didn’t really have to work to get it. His moral compass is based on the man-made laws, almost acting like a Government authority. And that’s what he represents. Absolute Authority. I don’t really have to say that Absolute power corrupts, Absolutely, but I just did… and Batman knows this. It’s just unfortunate that most of the time Superman decides to play by the Law so society doesn’t hate him. Because the law is always right, right? I mean I know that Superman doesn’t go busting weed-smokers, but the fact that he seems to represent the law so strictly, I’m sure that he would let the “justice system” prevail. Maybe? Maybe not, but those have generally been his fundamentals.
Batman represents the struggle of humans. Yes, unlike 99% of us, he has been blessed with seemingly endless financial resources. But instead of being entitled with it, he’s worked hard to hone his skills, used his talents in science, martial arts, and technology and all his gifts in the best way possible to fight back against those who have turned on the innocent. Which, as history tells us, are those with Absolute Authority. Arguably the Government and Police and those who tend to abuse their power.
So, does Superman abuse his power (barring exposure to Red Kryptonite)? Not really, but he has the capability to, and Batman is untrusting of those with Absolute Power. Just like WE should be in our world.
And still, we should have faith that we, as humans, should be able to overcome that power, even when we feel helpless against it. We should be able to use our skills and talents and knowledge that we worked HARD to achieve to accomplish good things, and then like Batman and Superman *SPOILER* (Lol! In case it wasn’t obvious) eventually find a balance and learn to work together.
But should Governments and Police feel like invincible Supermen, ever? Fuck no. They’re humans just like us that have decided to do a JOB that aren’t immune to morality. Does Superman think he’s immune to morality? No, but he represents a system that does in the real world. And he’s decided to be “disguised” as a human – Clark Kent doing his JOB as Superman.
Before I finish and you start arguing about the details of Superman’s principles, this is simply all a metaphor for “Mankind vs. Absolute Authority”. Batman v. Superman. Chaos vs Order. There needs to be a balance of both where sometimes Chaos wins and sometimes Order wins.
We have to BELIEVE that it’s possible.
But to flat out say “Superman would ALWAYS destroy Batman because of all his powers and they never should fight”.
I’m a shitty, inconsistent blogger and I usually stick to Facebook for posting news and updates. But basically all you’ve missed is a couple shows we’ve played for funzies. We had a pretty good summer! Oh and obviously this EPIC MUSIC VIDEO we made while climbing a mountain. ”TOUCH THE SKY” from our Drinkognito album. We also shot a new video for “GASOLINE” featuring Erin Porter that is being release on Sept. 25th at Noon MOST
For those that have been asking, We’re currently in the process of booking more shows for the Spring and Summer! We just played a few fun shows – a HUGE one in Grande Prairie (Mighty Peace Day) and a small little last minute one here in Calgary. We got to make a whole bunch of new friends and young fans and just basically feel like Rock stars for a while. Check out some pics Below…
We also just finished shooting and editing our BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR FUCK LAST CALL! It was so much fun, we played Twister and drank Sody Pop and Danced the night away. The video will be out on MARCH 3, 2015! That’s Tuesday morning, people!
We also just released to itunes the “Relatively Clean” Version of our album Drinkognito. And heyyy, look since you’re missing out all the bad (fun) words it’s cheaper, and since we’re such nice guys, we’ve included a new version of “Hey Yo” featuring The DC Show’s own MC Mossberg instead of Moka Only (Sorry, pal!). Check that song out here: HEY YO (SUPER FUN MIX)
Sometimes it’s pretty hard to build hype for a band that hasn’t been active together for around 6 years. Let alone a group that never really “made it” anywhere outside of Local Music status. But after years of trying different things with my solo thing, playing in a Rock Band, and whatever collaboration came my way… The DC Show’s “Drinkognito” CD release party on Saturday night felt like we were bigger than we EVER were.
Maybe it was because I’ve been talking about it for almost a year, maybe it was because of the Never Heroes Music video I released, maybe it was because we hit #43 in the Itunes Hip Hop Charts on day 2 of our release, maybe it was because of the Calgary Herald article…
Oh yeah, In case you missed it, we were in the Calgary Herald on Saturday morning, thanks to an awesome interview with Mike Bell over lunch and beers. Read This Shit
To sum it up, on Saturday evening at Vagabond Beerworks We were able to round up a whole shitload of people to come out and party with us, thanks to all our friends, family, and fans, not to mention Iron Lion and his crew of supporters, and Lyka Fox who seem to impress everyone they play for!
Our friends at FYFC.ca Podcasts also have been helping us build some hype by inviting us on their show for a few fun times, including drinking and chatting about the album, and our influences and just regular, everyday awesome shit.
Next Sunday, Nov. 2nd, we will be hitting up DJ Cosm’s show Mental Illness on CJSW 90.9FM at 4pm for a little interview and music. If you wanna turn off Drinkognito for a moment during that time to flip on the radio, that would be an acceptable excuse.
It’s now late Sunday night (early monday morning), we’ve had a day to relax and count our blessings, and I’m going to go to bed, back to my “real” job for another work week, but still flying high from the amazing feeling this weekend that took years to build up, and we will try to keep our wings flapping into the new year!
-King Dylan on behalf of GQ, MC Mossberg, and Buttnz The DC Show