Sneak Peek of “Much Chubbier ft. Open Mike Eagle” Debuts on AV Club
(Photo Credit: Ben Trivett)
“As listeners to “Much Chubbier” will find, even old tales of three gruff little goats can be made funky.” – AV Club
“While Frontalot works hard to seem flippant, his devotion to the fine art of word-slinging is utterly serious.” – Spin
“Call him a curiousity, but Frontalot has skills.” – Geekosystem
“…a new gold standard for nerdcore.” – Newsarama
“There may not be another artist working today that plays to their own strengths as readily and willingly as MC Frontalot.” - PopMatters
Over the past decade, MC Frontalot has taken the musical genre of
nerdcore from the obscure and underground to the main stage. He’s
released five studio albums chock full of ingenious rhyming, witty
observations, and incredibly contagious hooks. Now, he’s back, but in an
entirely different way, and he has brought a ton of awesome guests with
him, including Kid Koala, Busdriver, Jean Grae, Sole, John
Roderick, The Protomen, MC Chris, Parry Gripp, Kyle Kinane, Paul F.
Tompkins, and Open Mike Eagle.
The album, appropriately named Question Bedtime, is made up
entirely of songs based on fairy tales. Some of them will be familiar
and some of them more obscure, since the stories hail from all over the
globe. This release sees Front heading in an all-new direction, since it
is an album meant for the entire family. The songs are clever and
catchy enough that the whole family will be rapping along.
About the album, MC Frontalot muses, “Will this album succeed in
becoming, eventually, the sentimental claptrap recalled dearly by the
generation at hand? I’ve tried to record something that would fascinate
the 11-year-old me. I hope that I would have recognized the clues in the
narratives and labored to follow them, looked up the difficult words
and annoyed adults by attempting them in my vocabulary. I think I would
have looked back on the album over the course of my schooling, and
discovered that I understood more and more of it, the way I did with
Alice In Wonderland’s puzzle poems or The Muppet Show’s more mature
He continues, "Maybe this is in some way a nerdcore record, because it
was seeded by my time reading fairy tales in my middle school library.
Maybe because we still read similar stories aloud to children, it is in
some way a children’s record. But it is definitely a record aimed at a
certain kind of inquisitive and enchantable mind, regardless of age or
identity. I hope it finds them and connects with them."
“Much Chubbier,” is based on the Three Billy Goats Gruff and featuring Open Mike Eagle. The song is still being finalized, but a sneak peak premiered on AV Club.
MC Frontalot will be premiering more songs from Question Bedtime at the Fourth Annual Comic-Con Nerd-A-Thon which will be at The Merrow in San Diego, California on Friday July 25th. He will also be in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con at the Dumbrella booth on the convention floor.
MC Frontalot will be touring this summer and fall with Corn Mo and Dr. Awkward.
MC Frontalot Tour Dates
Aug 19—Rex Theater—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug. 20—Tiger Room at CS3—Fort Wayne, Indiana
Aug. 21—Subterranean—Chicago, Illinois
Aug. 26—The Stateroom—Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 1—El Corazon—Seattle, Washington
Sept. 2—Dante’s—Portland, Oregon
Sept. 4—Brick & Mortar Music Hall—San Francisco, California
Sept. 7—Club Red—Meza, Arizona
Sept. 9—Three Links—Dallas, Texas
Sept. 12—Northgate Tavern—Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sept. 13—BEATnik—New Orleans, Louisiana
Sept. 14—Center Stage—Atlanta, Georgia
Sept. 17—King’s Barcade—Raleigh, North Carolina
Sept. 19—North Star Bar—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania