Then it's off to Los Angeles (Viper Room with Random on the 5th), Seattle (for w00tstock with Paul & Storm, Wil Wheaton, and Adam Savage on the 7th, followed by a full-length Frontalot concert at the High Dive on the 8th), Portland (Dante's on the 10th), and then a ton of midwest dates as the band works its way back east. US tour wraps up in Philly on the 21st at Nerdrage. Then it's off to the UK with Wheatus for 14 shows in June (many tickets still available, ye olde worlders take note).
Plenty of other Frontalot things are on your computron! PAX '09 concert snippets (from their wonderful DVD), a vaguely-supportive-of-charities-in-general supergroup single for Comic Relief (w/ P&S, JoCo, and countless others), a song fight supergroup entry about a movie none of them liked, stormy rappings, a collectible card.
The new album has been out for almost a month. And you have not bought it? Madness. We're not mad at you, we just think you're insane. Get your brain medicine here (physical + digital) or here (digital only). The first single is still rich with Doughty goodness.
UK tour! Front's very first occurs this June. Those dates and ticket links are on this page here. Front will appear as the guest of headliners Wheatus, a lovely bunch of rock stars who are on their 10th anniversary jaunt. You might want to secure those tickets speedily, as sold-out performances are expected.
New album! It is explored in the previous news post, immediately below this one. Reviews have begun to accrue. Help the old guard to appreciate it by requesting the second single First World Problem from your nearby college radio right now.
The new MC Frontalot album, Zero Day, is released today. You can order the physical CD with instant download, or buy the less expensive download-only version here at frontalot.com. If you have an iTunes gift card, nab it there. Same goes for Amazon.com. But we recommend you get your digital versions from the source because that's your only avenue for the 24-bit FLAC version, which is the fanciest version of the album audio that can possibly exist.
Let's discuss the album a little bit, shall we? (That was rhetorical; we are already going to discuss it.) It came out pretty well! There are many wonderful people on it. Mike Doughty is kind enough to sing on Wil's theme song, and you can hear that song whole because it is the first single. John Hodgman freewheels through a fake trivia challenge, and his conversation with MC Frontalot is enshrined in skit form. Similarly, Sara Benincasa lends her unparalleled comedy talents to the enterprise for an examination of first world problems (another skit, let us be plain). Nerdcore rappers ytcracker, Dual Core, Beefy, and Schaffer The Darklord make appearances, as does chap-hop mastermind Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer. There is an assortment of brilliant songstresses, including Jane Silence, Molly Hager, and Kimmy Gatewood. Front's current touring keyboardist Vic-20 lends his angelic voice, and you will be glad to discover that all of your favorite guitars, drum machines, actual drums, basses, scratches, and synth hooks remain part of the magical Frontalot recipe. You will even find Randall Munroe on the album, tormenting our good MC via the telephone.
Anyway, check it out.
Front remains on tour throughout April and May. The dates are handily listed on the info page.
And! There is a new quest at Kingdom Of Loathing to commemorate the album release (perhaps because of the new KoL theme on that album). Front will now go play it until he passes out. Don't look at him that way. The next show isn't until Thursday night.