Last month we introduced you to Macaulay Culkin's band, The Pizza Underground. They recorded in November and are now out with their debut music video, directed by Adrian Arredondo.
The Velvet Underground cover band includes Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kruetz, Deenah Vollmer, and Austin Kilham. In addition to The Velvet Underground theme, there's of course the pizza theme. (Songs titles are "Pizza Gal," "I'm Beginning to Eat the Slice," "Papa John Says," and more -- one more cheesy than the next. Fittingly so.)
The video and behind-the-scenes footage have already been pulled from VICE for copyright claims from EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Lucky for you, you can see them live. Yes, The Pizza Underground have started playing shows and are continuing a tour. (The Guardian still has the music video up.)
Macaulay Culkin talked to VICE's Noisey about their live show experience so far. "At first we were met with blank hostility and groans," Culkin says. "The crowd just didn't know what to make of it. In an eight minute set it took them about six minutes to get into it. By the seventh minute we had them in the palm of our hand."
The trick, according to Culkin, is remaining humorless. From the band's dark shades to their smile-devoid faces, you can see they've got that part nailed.
See if they're coming to a venue near you:
January 24 - Brooklyn @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ French Horn Rebellion, Rush Midnight, Heavenly Beat & Seasick Mama
January 25 - Philadelphia @ PhilaMOCA
January 26 - New Brunswick @ Outworld
January 31 - Austin @ Breakpoint on The Boardwalk
March 5 - San Francisco @ Neck of The Woods
March 6 - West Hollywood @ Whisky A Go Go
March 7 - San Diego @ Ux31
March 8 - Tijuana @ Moustache
March 10 - Tucson @ 191 Warehouse
March 11 - El Paso @ The Lowbrow Palace
March 12 - Dallas @ Club Dada
March 13, 14, 15 - Austin @ SXSW
March 17 - New Orleans @ Hi-Ho Lounge
March 18 - Mobile @ Alabama Music Box
March 19 - Atlanta @ Mammal Gallery
March 20 - Raleigh @ Kings
March 21 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
March 22 - Brooklyn @ Baby's All Right w/ Total Slacker