Well most of us know Macaulay Culkin from Home Alone and its New York-set sequel. And as much of this might be a stretch, there is a familiar scene in Lost in New York when a remarkably and unrealistically lucky Kevin McCallister happens to have a suite in a luxury hotel and is greeted outside at his limo before toy shopping with his "very own cheese pizza."
When he wasn't somehow getting away with using his father's credit card or dodging the sticky bandits, he liked his pizza. All kids do. But now he apparently really likes pizza, and his friends are on board for the celebration. His new band is a Velvet Underground cover project completely re-imagined to highlight...pizza. Sure, that makes total sense.
Culkin and his bandmates Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kruetz, Deenah Vollmer, and Austin Kilham recorded the new record at the child star's home in November. Of course this all sounds like some kind of joke, but the demo track released isn't necessarily funny. It's possibly the first pretty decent, kind of soothing song about pizza. Last month The Pizza Underground played a show at Sidewalk Café in New York City and a pizza box was used as a percussion instrument. Culkin also uses more common instruments like the kazoo and he sings.
The song titles, though, are hilarious. New steamy, cheesy hits like "I'm Waiting for Delivery Many," "Pizza Gal," "Pizza Day," (sure to resonate with anyone who went to elementary school), the self-explanatory "I'm Beginning to Eat the Slice," and the just released demo "Papa John Says."
Check out the demo below. Maybe order a pizza first.