Category Archives: New Songs

We wrote the official theme song for Cards Against Humanity

CAHHave you heard of Cards Against Humanity? It’s a party game for horrible people. Horrible, horrible people. If you’re in to being horrible, and offensive, and laughing a lot – it’s a game you have probably already played.

This year, for PAX, we were asked by the very folks who make Cards Against Humanity to produce for them an “official theme song.” So we did. I should warn you – it’s not safe for work, for young ears, or for “not horrible”-type people.

You can download “A Good Game Of Cards” as a DRM-free mp3, for no money at all, at the Cards Against Humanity website. Scroll down to the FAQ and click on “does Cards Against Humanity have an official theme song?” Or just click here to stream it directly.

Our song was played on Comedy Bang Bang!!

cbbComedy Bang Bang is one of our favorite podcasts, or pieces of media, forever for all time. And not just because of Paul F. Tompkins’ Andrew Lloyd Webber impersonation, which is Hilarious.

At the end of each episode of Comedy Bang Bang, host Scott Aukerman introduces a new, fan-submitted “theme song” for the “plugs” segment – the part of the show where his guests, comedians and artists, plug their latest projects, TV shows, and so on. On the latest episode of CBB, Scott played a song that we submitted!! And ROB CORDDRY heard it!!! Yesssss!

Our plugs theme was actually played once before on CBB, and Tig Notaro was there, which is awesome. If you’re a fan of comedy and podcasts, take a listen to those podcasts! And if you aren’t, but would still like to hear the song we wrote (though it may be sort of confusing out of context) – take a listen below. You can also download it free!

New Song: “Imposter” about the Mars Science Laboratory

Hi guys! We just wrote a new song for the most recent Song Fu challenge: “Write a song about a robot all alone in a place very, very far away.”

This song is about the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity.)

We had a great time at Rose City Comic-Con this weekend, and PAX last weekend! And we’re about to take off for our tour! We’ve announced a couple new dates on the tour, and there will be at least one more announced – so keep an eye on the tour page.

Love you all. xoxo

Pay-what-you-want EP: “Not A Meme”

As is our tradition (we’ve done it twice), this Labor Day weekend we released a few tracks on a pay-what-you-want (including free) EP, for all of con-goers looking for new music, students heading back to school, and people who attribute no real significance to this time of year, but still like free music.

The EP is called “Not a Meme”

Feel free to go download it. And if you’d like to share it, there’s a super-easy URL especially for that purpose:

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New Song: In His Honor (Don’t Be A Dick) – for Wil Wheaton

For this month’s Song Fu, Ken Plume challenged us to write a birthday song “that never explicitly states it’s a birthday song.”  This is our entry.

July 29 was Wil Wheaton’s birthday. And this year, he declared that his birthday should be “Don’t Be A Dick Day,” and so it became so.

Wil is an astoundingly friendly, happy, and positive person. He’s a guy you want to hug and hang out with, and he inspires you to create awesome things instead of moping around and complaining.

Anyway, here’s the song we wrote! It’s also a free download on Bandcamp.

The photo in this album art is used under a Creative Commons License. It was taken by Ben Zvan.

Song Fu 1: “The Way I Glow”

This month, we had to write and record a song “about bioluminescence,” because John Hodgman told us to, and we’re doing a thing called Song Fu, which, among other things, requires that we occasionally do what John Hodgman tells us to do. (This is a blog post I wrote explaining Song Fu.)

We recorded a podcast with Ken Plume & Molly Lewis about the songwriting process for this month. YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT. (mp3 link)

And you can listen to the song we wrote about Bioluminescence, and even download it, if you want:

It’s called “The Way I Glow.”

The Songwriting Process

When the prompt for this month’s challenge was announced, I immediately decided that I didn’t want to be “too literal” in the interpretation of the challenge. This is one of the many winning strategies that I’ve learned from the reality fashion-designer-TV show Project Runway: don’t be too literal about the challenge. (Also: be true to your own aesthetic, be nice to nice people, and don’t use tulle).

There were a lot of ways still to go with Bioluminescence, however. For example: did you know that there is a bioluminescent creature with a Latin name that literally means “vampire squid from hell”? It’s true. Ask Wikipedia.

“The Way I Glow” is a song from the point of view of a bioluminescent girl, who is heartbroken and angry and maybe a little confused about why this dude broke up with her.

We must thank the scientists on Twitter (and my Bio 100 teacher) who helped us understand the affects of Green Fluorescent Protein: I’ve learned, for example, that if you tried to make a person glow the way you make mice glow with GFP, it would mostly show up in a person’s mucous membranes–mouth, nose, eyes, etc. Learning! Yay!

Plugs & Links

Stay tuned for next month’s Song Fu. The prompt will be announced on the Song Fu website on February 6.

Just over a dozen songwriters responded to this month’s Song Fu prompt. You can see all those entries in the Song Fu forum. You should also listen to and spend money on the song Molly Lewis wrote for this prompt, which I will embed below.

Mr. Bear – A children’s song

Other quick updates: We’ve stopped numbering our songs by week. We skipped some weeks, and for copyright reasons we don’t sell the covers on Bandcamp – so… we’ll just post songs when we write them and not keep track of “numbers,” k?

Also: you should check out our Tumblr. Angela (that’s me!) is posting opinions and submitted fan art and other Internetty things we like over there, as well as our songs and lyrics henceforth. Perhaps that is a better blog platform: it is yet to be seen.

Week 22: I’m Going to Go Back There Someday (& PAX is next week!?)

Sometimes I think we don’t need a blog. Because these days the video pretty much speaks for itself. But here we are. For your enjoyment, here is:
This music song video-

And this vlog-

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Thank you!