New Music Tuesday: Flight of the Conchords

These lovable New Zealanders took the nation by storm in 2007 with their cult classic HBO show.  Their awkward comedy and quaint observations made for a truly unique comedic musical experience and their songs were collegiately quoted  nationwide.  They taught us life lessons like the true meaning of “Business Time”, how to rhyme with the Rhymenocerous and how to whip out a binary solo.  But there’s always more to learn and the duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie still got it goin’ on.

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords

After building up a loyal following with the first season of Flight of the Conchords, the comedic super group tried their hands at a whole new season of laughs and situations challenging friendship and a growing number of loyal fans (their actual number of fans well exceeds the one portrayed in the show.)  The release of their second album I Told You I Was Freaky is a compilation of the second season’s hit numbers including such greats as “Hurt Feelings”, “You Don’t Have To Be A Prostitute”, “Sugalumps” and the club favorite “Too Many Dicks [On the Dance Floor]“.

Quite honestly, I’ve never personally been a fan of musical comedy CDs.  It’s not that I don’t respect the comedian, it’s just that most of the time I find those types of things exponentially funnier in person.  However, with Flight of the Conchords I look forward to the release of their new albums and, coincidentally, they are equally as funny in person as on their TV show.  I recently saw them in Milwaukee for a live show during their second season and it was by far one of the funniest comedy shows I’ve seen in my life (and that’s saying a lot.)

Check out “Hurt Feelings.” It’s pretty gansta’.

So don’t get attached to the first season’s antics when there are a whole new group of antics to be had. Also, if you find out where Bret gets his animal shirts and then buy one, you’re sure to be flocked by an endless number of women. I’m just sayin’.

Check out I Told You I Was Freaky:

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About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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