Xoc Rocks

First off, if you haven’t heard, Xoc just released Xoc Plays Super Mario Brothers 3.  I was lucky enough to contribute some bass tracks to this album, but I’d be pimping it even if I weren’t on it.  It’s pretty fantastic, and it’s only $5.  Go here and get it, I’ll wait for you.  http://www.xocmusic.com/xocplays3.

Ok, you have it now?  Great.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed playing on it.

I guess this is as good a time as any to announce another of my special guests: XOC (aka Jason Cox)!  You probably saw that coming.  If you’re at all familiar with his work, you know he’s a multi-instrument wizard and a musical genius.  If you’re not familiar with him, go here and start downloading and listening: http://www.xocmusic.com.  His Super Mario World soundtrack is a masterpiece, and SMB3 is being compared favorably to it.  This pleases me.  It also pleases me that Xoc has contributed several tracks of stuff to my album.  He’s acting as kind of a chaos element, where he’s adding interesting textures and noises using a variety of instruments, including some of his own inventions.  Particularly, I’m talking about an electronic noisemaking thing he calls a “Craparratus” and frankly, I’m tickled to be able to list that in the credits.

5 thoughts on “Xoc Rocks

  1. So when were you fuckers gonna tell me about all of your storied success? I know I sort of disappeared and had to drop the band (At least temporarily) but keep me in the loop fuckers!!! I’m proud of you guys. Way to rock the nation around.

    Tommy C

  2. SORRY! You and I are both covered up with a pile of childrens, so it’s tough, you know? I know you know.

    So yes, our storied success… here’s the story: apparently people like the Metroid Metal? We’ve now played two live shows and have 3 more upcoming (only 2 announced). It’s all internet fame though. I don’t even know what that means.

    One of our two announced shows is actually in town, if you can believe that. Stella Blue, Nov 20, with By Morning. Come hang out with us.

  3. Indeed, “people like the Metroid Metal”. That’s the kind of humble charm that my late Italian grandmother would call, “Understatementaggio!” Then she would say MANGIA MANGIA MANGIA

  4. See previous, RE: monument to failure.

    I KID! Actually, just mixed one song this weekend, and hopefully wrapping up another soon. The meat-and-potatoes of the album are done now, as of this last week. I’ve just got to add some garnish and it’ll be ready to eat.

    I was considering a new blog post, actually.

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