Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Crowd-Filmed: Lucius “Strangers” Kinks Cover #liveatlagunitas

“We are not two, we are one…”

When Lucius played the Lagunitas LaguMiniAmphitheaterette there were so many iPhones out that Lagunitas put out a call for people’s footage. The result feels like you’re in the crowd with the band … without any phones in the way!

Preorder the Lucius reissue
Pre-order their deluxe edition re-issue of “Wildewoman” coming out Oct 14. It’s got the same killer Lucius debut tunes but packed with practically a whole other album full of covers and goodies:

01 “Wildewoman”
02 “Turn It Around”
03 “Go Home”
04 “Hey, Doreen”
05 “Tempest”
06 “Nothing Ordinary”
07 “Two Of Us On The Run”
08 “Until We Get There”
09 “Don’t Just Sit There”
10 “Monsters”
11 “How Loud Your Heart Gets”
12 “Turn It Around” (Recorded Live at Sounds Like a Fire)
13 “Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears Cover)
14 “How Loud Your Heart Gets” (Spotify Session curated by Jim Eno)
15 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” (Buddy Holly Cover) (Recorded Live in Brooklyn with JD McPherson)
16 “Wonderful” (My Morning Jacket Cover) (Recorded live at KCSN, Los Angeles)
17 “Don’t Just Sit There” (Recorded Live at Sounds Like a Fire)
18 “Genevieve”
19 “Until We Get There” (Vlad Lucan Remix)

Pre-order here »



Fresh: Take The DEVO Color Study

What color should DEVO‘s new helmets be? They’re crowdsourcing for the answer.

The effort is a result of a partnership with oh-so-hot agency Mother LA (which opened their Los Angeles office specifically to service the band). More info at Creativity Online.

Take the Color Study from DEVO, Inc. to voice your opinion. Duty now!

Devo “Fresh” from Fresh or Something For Everyone


Beer In A Can: Billy Beer … Unopened!

Unopened can of Billy Beer

Where can you find an unopened can of vintage Billy Beer? My Mom’s fridge in Chicago. Been in there since ’77. Chillin. ‘Cuz a cold crappy beer is worth more than warm crappy beer, right?

Unopened can of Billy Beer

While the can states Billy Carter was “one of America’s all-time great beer drinkers“, his brother President Jimmy Carter‘s favorite beer was actually PBR (via Wiki).

Did you know you can help buy the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery via a crowdsourcing project called Buy A Brewery? Check it out. (Thanks, Mike)

Found: Vintage Beer Cans In Wall of SF Apartment
Beer In A Can: Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat from 21st Amendment
Beer Can: Burgermeister Uncut Tin Sheet