Friday, May 1, 2020


 It takes a lot, and I mean A LOT, to make me marvel at a project's sheer absurdity. I LIVE in absurdity. I wrote comedy for nearly my entire career as a cartoonist, my life story is insanely unbelievable to the point of ridiculousness--hell, the next book I have coming out is called "Drinking Alone Digest". Absurdity is my jam, which is half the reason my brain is toast.

With this album, Dicqbeats is making me consider renouncing my vegetarianism just so I can have my toast with chicken.

The sheer irreverence permeates every single aspect of this project--playing live shows wearing a silicone anime girl mask (and playing up to this weebishness with tracks like "Stranger Danger", in which they implore you to "never leave your house/each and every day"), plundering and re-purposing everything in sight from lyrics (re-written Flowbots lyrics pepper the intro to "TACOTUESDAYEVERYDAY") to cover art, to their Instagram (literally a meme page dedicated, it seems, to convincing you that the existence of birds is a psy-op from the CIA) to even their Bandcamp bio ("A Pornstar gone wrong.")--Dicqbeats does not give a fuck.

None of this would matter if the music sucks. Fortunately, it most certainly does not. Atmospheric, noisy beats rattle jarringly against Nintendo-core-esque synths, with Dicq's screams and fierce, frantic raps punctuating the entire--surprisingly danceable--package.

You can pick up the album here, and you can listen to Episode 2 in which it premiered here.

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