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The Trip, Side 3: Watching the World End, by Dr. Pants

07 Apr

Remember when I said I couldn’t wait to listen to Dr. Pants’ new EP? Well, I can’t say that anymore, because I just listened to the whole EP! They sent it to me (for free y’all) so I could listen to and review it. They had no idea who I was or if I’d ever give them a good review. What can I say? They have good hearts and an inexplicable faith in others.

Well, let me introduce you the band first. Ta-da:

Dr. Pants. Caught with their pants on.

Dr. Pants is David Broyles, Dustin Ragland, Kenneth Murray, and Devin Donaldson. They’re an Oklahoma City-based band, and they describe their sound as Nerd Power Groove Rock. In their words: “Weezer and Beck made a baby with Phish, and that baby is Dr. Pants.” Watching the World End is the third EP of a four-part series entitled THE TRIP. The first two ones are The Trip, Side 1: Illusion & Truth (2011), and The Trip, Side 2: Breaking the Feel (2011). And hopefully won’t be long till they’re able to give us the fourth part.

But let’s talk music. I caught myself singing Robot Spiders‘ chorus yesterday in front of little kids who were eyeing me like I had grown a third head or something. Yes, third, because the second I’ve grown a long time ago, apparently. But what can I say? That song has a catchy chorus. However, that’s not what I like about their sound. What I like the most are their lyrics. They are witty and just fun to listen to. Now, although you can’t let you listen to all of the songs in the new EP yet, I can give you clues to what you’ll encounter.

Imagine a world where Tattoo Ted builds Robot Spiders, engineered to kill and replace the human race. He enjoys his instrumental Collections and doesn’t want No Funkies in here, because they smell really bad and drink all your beer. He wonders why Natalie, the girl he passes in the hallway, wants to be so mean to him. And when a hurricane starts, he makes the connection Dog -> Hurricane and wonders if his dog’s tail is the cause of it. But in the end, all he wants is someone to say “Baby, I Am Yours,” to and have her sit with him to watch the world end.

And I know, it will make a lot more sense after you have a chance to actually listen to the songs. So don’t fret, because April 28th, the EP’s release date, is just around the corner, and then you won’t feel as lost. For now I leave you with Sarsaparilla Girl. Enjoy.

Fun fact: The music video for their song Sarsaparilla Girl was one of the world’s first shot entirely on the iPhone 4, and has been viewed more than 61,000 times on YouTube.

P.S.: You can buy their music directly from their website. But I can offer you, thanks to Dr. Pants, a free download of Robot Spiders. How cool is that?

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