So, since I was thoroughly unimpressed with the episodes of Jenna Marbles and Epic Meal Time this week, I’ve decided to go a different route and throw my two cents in about two things most of us love; the joys of both music and totally sweet video games.
No doubt some of you, especially the video game fanatics out there have seen the TV spot for the new game coming out called “Dark Souls.” After seeing the spot played a few time while watching some of my favorite nerd shows on SyFy (I still hate the “new” spelling of the goddamn name,) I became intrigued by the choice of music behind the trailer’s stunning visuals. So I did a little digging and discovered what I understand is a relatively new band called The Silent Comedy, and the song featured in the spot is called “Bartholomew.” I’m sure there are also some of you who will say “oh I was way into them before this tv spot, I’m so fucking elite” and to that I answer, suck on my shitpipe you worthless hipster douchebag piece of shit.
Anyway, I did a slight bit of further digging and found their entirely self-produced most recent record called Common Faults (they recorded one prior EP with Atlantic Records, the name of which I am unaware,) which if you like the track “Bartholomew” you should probably acquire legally through their website, as I myself am clearly not an advocate of illegal pirating of music in any way whatsoever. There are videos of theirs scattered all across YouTube which you can find by doing a simple search for “The Silent Comedy.” Against my better judgement I checked out some of their other songs, and despite the fact that they all look like complete trendy hipster douchebags with their stupid little hats, PBR tallboys appearing throughout their videos, mod-esque clothing style and even one particularly intense handlebar mustache, the music is actually pretty decent. And I’m not even the type for this kind of music except that it kind of brings me back to a sort of heavier rendition of a ragtime soul/bluegrass era of music from the deep south. Being from the south myself, I have an appreciation of such things. Also they have a violinist, which scores them points with me. So despite how vehemently my hatred runs deep for their choice of outward appearances and conformity to the newest trendy norm of hipster fashion and aesthetics, I must give them credit for not totally sucking the sweaty ballsack of a donkey in their efforts to make music. Much like I can’t stand the visual appearance of Mumford and Sons, I do thoroughly enjoy their pared-down folksy sound.
Anyway, with that said, I give to you both the Dark Souls trailer featuring their song “Bartholomew” and a longer, unedited cut of the song itself. If you like it, I recommend downloa… er… buying, through completely legal means, their CD entitled Common Faults available from www.thesilentcomedy.com and I’m sure retailers somewhere who still give a shit about music instead of fucking Lady Gaga. (Who just for the record, I would murder with my bare hands if I had half a snowball’s chance in hell of getting away with it.)