Donuts Kick Ass

August 10th, 2010

Eccentric Arcade is working on a new album and if it’s anywhere as good as this video, then…damn!!  Time to make the donuts!

Hayden Frasco has joined the growing number of Figment bands who are vlogging.  The Forgotten Falling frontman and current cast member of Prime! gives you the skinny on the recording of the band’s new album as well as updates on some of his labelmates at Fallen® Records.

Make sure you subscribe to his YouTube Channel to catch further installments and while you’re at it do the same for Uncle Duff Records’ Radio Free Albemuth and Eccentric Arcade/RA Records video podcast.

As I explained in an earlier post, The Figment Awards or “Figgies” as we like to call them recognize excellence in fake band creation and marketing.  The nominees are selected by our Figment editorial board, but the winners are selected by you and your fellow Figment players.  So thanks for taking the time to cast your votes, we appreciate it.

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Now, let’s see who won a Figgie this year!

BEST DEVELOPED BAND

Zandergriff Miggs & The Parliament of Owls

BEST SINGLE

“Double Bacon Hate Burger” by Fistful of Firearms

BEST TAGLINE

Hookahs, Not Bazookas!

Zandergriff Miggs & The Parliament of Owls

BEST BAND NAME

Hot Flying Fragments

ALBUM COVER OF THE YEAR

Suicide By Papercut “Chronicles”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Seizure Salad” by Zandergriff Miggs & The Parliament of Owls

Well, there you have it!  Congratulations to all of the Figgie Award winners.  Zandergriff Miggs and his Parliament of Owls was clearly the big winner of this year’s awards taking 3 of the six awards.  So congrats Zander and the Owls!  We’ll be crediting each of the winner’s accounts with 250 pieces of lucre and placing a special Figgie Award icon on their band’s page to recognize their achievement.

We’d also like to congratulate all of the nominated bands for their great work in 2009.  It’s never easy to go home empty handed, but your work did not go unnoticed and we have every reason to believe you’ll be back next year, maybe even with a new band!?

So until next year…

Podcast #6: The Top 10!

February 2nd, 2010

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On Podcast #6, aka “The Long Lost Podcast”, we announce the Top 10 finalists for the Figment Concert Poster Contest, give your our Top 10 “real” albums of 2009 and Eric’s Top 10 Figment bands thus far!

Larry’s Top 10 “Real Albums” of 2009

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Eric’s Top 10 “Real Albums” of 2009

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in which we explain how Figment is out to save Music… or not.

We also talk about how great our new Figment Concert Poster Contest is and why you should enter it.

Larry’s Media Picks

Eric’s Media Picks

  • Fool’s Gold –  A world music collective out of Los Angeles, CA inspired by a shared love of Congolese, Ethiopian, Eritrean and Malian music and American dance-pop.  Oh yeah, and did I mention the lead singer sings in Hebrew?  Cuz he does!
  • Dave Rawlings Machine –  This incredible sideman for Gillian Welch finally steps into the spotlight and delivers a fantastic debut solo record.  If you like Americana, folk and bluegrass you’ll love this album.  Sorry, no MySpace tunes, but you can listen to snippets on Amazon.

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Podcast #4 Enjoy Our Oeuvre

December 7th, 2009

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This Week’s Word of the Week

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Larry’s Media Picks

  • Lyle Lovett – Natural Forces – It’s nice to hear Lyle Lovett put out a complete new album, and one that makes such good use of his witty and well crafted song writing. I have to admit I’ve an irrational love of his music, but it’s been quite a while since I was so impressed with a new album of his. I was basically hooked when I hear the chorus of “Farmer Brown / Chicken Reel” it involves Lylye choking his chicken.
  • RX Bandits – Mandala – This one is really hard to describe so I’m not going to. Play it loud and hold on for the ride.

Eric’s Media Picks

  • The Above – If you like garage rock and the sounds of the British Invasion then The Above are for you!
  • Angus Khan – Sounding like Angus Young and Genghis Khan in a back alley bar fight, Angus Khan is a five-piece piece biker metal supergroup out of Hollywood, CA that features members of punk rock ‘n’ roll favorites B-Movie Rats, the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, ADZ and Jesters of Destiny. Combining the raw power of AC/DC and the Stooges, this band is just pure unadulterated rock n’ roll.

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Podcast #3 Clap for the Thank You

November 29th, 2009

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Larry’s Media Picks

  • The Heavy – The House That Dirt Built – Rocked out songs with an R&B back beat and just pissed off enough to be loud and fun. I think I keep calling them The Heavies and I do that on the podcast too. It’s not plural.
  • Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Review – Shout! Live – If you like the Heavy you’ll like this. More funky than Rock and roll though. Reminds me alot of the great Maceo Parker album – Life on Planet Groove.
  • Girls in Trouble – I bought this becuase of the sticker on the cover alone: “What if the girls from the bible started an indie rock band?”, had to buy it, I have no idea if it’s any good as I’ve only listened to it once.

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Music/Media Picks

Larry’s

  • WOXY The Future of Rock and Roll
  • When In AZ compilation
  • Some band from Liverpool England has an album that got re-released, they are broken up now, so I couldn’t find a link for it.

Eric’s

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