As you can tell, I’m a big lover of nerd music, probably because I grew up listening to Weird Al and that Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection over and over again. But this is just one of the reasons I’m delighted to be exclusively posting one of the new tunes from Adam Warrock’s new album “Ira Glass.” Another reason is because in reality Adam WarRock is Eugene Ahn, podcast extraordinaire of War Rocket Ajax and a super nice guy. Another reason is that the song, whose beat is J-Zone’s “5-star Hoopty,” is awesome — I post a lot of songs where the nerdery far outstrips the talent, but not here — Adam WarRock is for real, guys. Another reason is that his nerdery doesn’t suffer for his musical talent — you can hear all the old-school gaming references in the song, but his musical career also includes songs about Scott Pilgrim, Don Glover playing Spider-Man, not having watched Doctor Who, and his upcoming debut album is loosely based on the Infinity Gauntlet saga.
Okay, I’ve made my point. The only other thing you need to know is that the “Ira Glass” title track only costs a buck, and is available right here (and on iTunes and Amazon, too). You check out the official site for more tracks, more info, and just… more. I doubt you’ll regret it.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.