The YgO band has been a bit quite lately, but only because we’re using every spare minute for writing and recording new songs. Stay tuned, much more music and art to come!
Thanks for your patience.
“I thought it would get people to follow my every move, but ever since I’ve been drinking this Pope blood, I’ve been wearing funny hats, suffering delusions and have had a strong desire to be pedophile friendly.”
- Occam, YgO’s octopus drummer
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Virtual Band Beyond Belief Reveals All in Video Premiering Christmas Day
Band Members Are 50% Sci-Fi, 50% Freak Show. Music. Art. Science. Reason.
A new and unique virtual band is set to premiere its first full length video on Christmas day. There seems to be a couple definitions of virtual band floating around. One is when musicians in different places play and/or record their parts separately as if they were a typical live band. The other definition describes an animated or cartoon style band in which the fictional characters get the credit for making the music.
Modern popular examples of virtual bands include Gorillaz and Dethklok. YgO appears to be the world’s first music AND art virtual band solo project, “other than occasional collaborations”. It is also being done anonymously. YgO uses the tag line of The virtual band beyond belief. and displays the recurring themes Music. Art. Science. Reason. on the band’s website and elsewhere. This is unique in itself, but there are other reasons too.
YgO has been revealing its band members one by one over the past several months. They’ve been accurately described as “50% sci-fi and 50% freakshow”. Now that all of the band members have been revealed to their growing fan base, the first full length video for a song is due for release on December 25th. It will introduce the band members and their sound, which has been described as “a punk Black Sabbath”. That sound seems to have elements of heavy metal, punk rock, blues and some explorative experimentation as well.
A hermorphrobot (whatever that is)? A drumming octopus? Strange droids? These band members are strange indeed. If you’d like to see and hear them for yourself, you can either wait until the video premieres, on YouTube December 25th, or you can get some insight and two free songs downloads at www.ygoband.info. At this site they’ll ask you to join them in The Enlightningment EV (electric vehicle), a shiny, silver trailer pulled by a ’59 El Camino hearse. Just click on the green button that says “get in and hold on”. You’ll then become part of their Army of Nones. No worries though, you’re only asked for a first name and email address. They promise not to spam you or share your info. In fact, they don’t even have anything to sell at this point, other than maybe the virtues of critical thinking?
One more thing… if you were wondering what the YgO acronym stands for, you can find that out too, but don’t say we didn’t warn you that it’s blasphemous and may be offensive to some.