For nearly seven years, Kirby Krackle have been proving themselves as one of the preeminent nerd rock bands, with songs covering topics from the Great Lake Avengers to Game of Thrones’ Night's Watch. Their high energy, passionate style has gained them a worldwide fanbase and has now led to a partnership with Disney and Marvel to produce new, original songs for Star-Lord’s mixtape in the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series.
The first of these songs, Gotta Get Back, debuted this past Sunday as part of an episode that sets the Guardians and their resident destroyer Drax against The Destroyer of Asgard! ComicsAlliance spoke to Kyle Stevens of Kirby Krackle about writing songs inspired by Peter Quill’s Awesome Mix, and what songs would be on the rest of the Guardians’ mixtapes.
Nerd-rock group Kirby Krackle has been making geek rock and roll for years now, and is releasing their fifth studio album, Mutate, Baby today. The band sings about a little of everything related to geek culture: comics, video games, genre television, and general geek experiences. Their newest album has a lot in common with their previous albums, but it's also about putting a positive spin on geek life.
ComicsAlliance spoke with KK frontman Kyle Stevens to talk about this new album and the band's evolution and inspiration.
Jack Kirby is very arguably the single most influential figure in the history of American comics. He produced countless stories in a career that spanned seven decades, inventing and re-inventing genres and styles every step of the way. He inspired generations of artists and writers; created and co-created thousands of characters; defined the visual vocabulary of superheroes; and believed in the potential of comics to be both entertainment and art, long before most people imagined these stories would be remembered past the four weeks that they sat on newsstands.
Today would have been Kirby’s 97th birthday, and to mark the occasion we’ve assembled a series of posts commemorating the life and work of the man known to American comics fans as “The King.” For this piece, we asked some of our favorite creators and other comics pros to celebrate Jack Kirby with their impressions of his characters, life, and legacy – and we got so many responses, we'll have another installment of all-star tributes tomorrow!
Back in November, Marvel Comic tasked Seattle rockers Kirby Krackle with writing and recording a theme song for the publisher's weekly news show, The Watcher, hosted by Grace Randolph. The result was"Who Watches the Watcher...
As the sole member of the "F-Sharp Bell Corps," the sightless Rot Lop Fan gets a lot of credit for infusing the Green Lantern corps with some much needed sound. Fortunately for Hal Jordan, there's an additional cache of would-be Lanterns with the ability to overcome great fear through music and aid the hero in his battle against Sinestro in Kirby Krackle's new animated video for "Ring Capacity...
Kirby Krackle's Kyle Stevens and Jim Demonakos have contributed much to the canon of comic book and video game-themed rock and roll since they hit the scene in 2009, becoming mightier and more powerful with each successive release...
It seems like every time we turn around nerd rockers extraordinaire Kirby Krackle are making the world a poppier place with an inspired new jam, and today is no exception. Some time collaborators KK and artist Betsy Lee are ready to make your Monday with a new animated music video for the band's latest single "Secret Identity," a song about fighting the good fight in the name of family, freedom and...
One of our favorite geek rock bands Kirby Krackle returns with an all-new music video for "Zombie Apocalypse," a track off their eponymous debut album. Animated by Damon O'Keefe ("Metalocalypse") and Daisy Church, "Zombie Apocalypse" depicts the familiar story of an average dude (vocalist Kyle Stevens) waking up in a word overrun by the flesh-eating undead, only with many amusing references to comic books and nerd culture such as:
-A desolate and bloody Quick Stop convenience store ("Clerks")
-A zombie-fied fail whale (Twitter)
-A zombie hobo with a sign reading "World War Z Vet" ("World War Z")
-Zombie-fied Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
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