Dec 15 2011

BEYOND!

Paul

As any of my friends know, I’m a huge nerd.  And as such, I listen to a videogame podcast every week – IGN’s Podcast Beyond.  They play a listener-contributed song each show, and this week we were featured!!!  So first of all, to any of the fine folk who have stumbled on our site from listening to the podcast – BEYOND!

It’s incredibly cool for us to be featured on a podcast, but also incredibly surreal to have the podcast talk about us.  It’s kind of like if I were watching a talk show and someone mentioned they had just listened to our music.  Here’s what one of the hosts, Ryan Clements, had to say:

“This is one of the examples of they send us in a song, and I listen to the song and I say to myself ‘I would go to one of their shows.  I would totally listen.  I would grab a beer, and fries, and listen to Spacecaveman, by The Mediocre Fight.”  That.  Is.  Awesome.

So to Ryan Clements, Greg Miller, and Colin Moriarty, THANK YOU, and BEYOND!

 

For any fellow nerds out there who AREN’T listening to this podcast, shame on you.  Do yourself a favor and subscribe to all of IGN’s podcasts here: http://www.ign.com/index/podcasts.html

And if you want to hear the podcast we were featured on, you can download it from iTunes or this link: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1214954p1.html

Even if you don’t play videogames it’s still a hilarious podcast and should go into your podcast rotation.

 

Also, as you know from last week’s Mediocre Fight, Julian is a huge nerd.  Here’s the text I got from him tonight: “Hahahaha I just listened, that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! They love you!  I also love how u plugged the blog, which currently features me as a nerd!  EFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF”

 

Again, in case you missed it, Julian is a nerd.  Also also, he’s met the Podcast Beyond crew.  Truf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sep 29 2011

Listen to the single off our album.

Paul

UPDATE: This one’s down now too.  Next up is All Things Go, go listen to it!

 

This song features cavemen.  In space.  Copious amounts of cowbell.  Organ solos.  Castle Rock.  WHY ARE YOU NOT ALREADY LISTENING TO THIS MAJESTIC PIECE?!?

 


May 16 2011

Spacecaveman Preview: Guitar Solo

The Mediocre Fight

Here’s another video from the studio for you all to check out.  Here’s a quick clip of Adam working on the guitar solo for our song “Spacecaveman,” which will probably end up being our most rockinest tune, I’m really excited to hear how it all comes together.

We’ll be posting some more updates later today- Trevor will start recording with a Hammond organ, which everyone in the studio is definitely looking forward to.


Feb 9 2011

Long Overdue – Goose Island Show Recap

The Mediocre Fight

Surprise surprise, I procrastinated and now I’m making a post about our show from January in February.  I’ll try to get on these a bit quicker in the future.

So we played at Goose Island January 22nd with Dennis Florine, The Mike Renick Band, and our debonair drummer’s other band Funk in the Trunk.

Dennis Florine opened with an acoustic set that at times was reminiscent of Howie Day when he used his loop pedals.  Great voice, great songwriting, and he just got engaged (Congratulations!).  Next up was The Mike Renick Band, who were a very Dispatch/Dave Matthews sounding band (a good thing, these guys were great).  Funny story – they’re from St Louis, and apparently their guitarist knows our friend Liz.  Small world!

Next was our set, which was a hell of a lot of fun to play.  We played a new song “Space Caveman” for the first time, which got a great reaction from the crowd.  We’ve worked on this one and changed a lot in the past couple of weeks, so I can’t wait to get out there and play it again.  People also loved the new Daft Punk-esque ending to New Song, which actually has a name now!  I think we’re going with “Passed Time.”

Lastly Funk in the Trunk played, and Jason was a trooper to play for almost 3 straight hours on the drums.  These guys are awesome, and had a huge draw to the show.  By far my favorite song was their rendition of “Bed Intruder” (the Antoine Dodson song) – you can see it for yourself here:  Bed Intruder Song performed by Funk in the Trunk.

Incredibly fun night with a lot of great bands – we’re already talking to the booking agent about playing another show here with the same lineup.  Not only that – apparently this was the first show in 2011 that broke capacity for Goose Island!

And now that you’ve read all that I’m going to give you what I know you’re all really here for: a poor quality photo from the show taken on a camera phone!!! ZOMG

The Mediocre Fight at Goose Island Wrigleyville

The band in Bears gear. We were not enough to help them win.

Thanks again to everyone who came out to see us, see you at the next show!