The first time I heard Kirby Krackle, it was their song Ring Capacity and I instantly had to find more by them. Now it is two years later and they have a new live album with some of their best songs included on it.
For the longest time the band has brought many original songs into the genre they classify as Nerd Rock, and recently have brought their own spin to songs with some great covers. The last three released songs from Kirby Krackle were two covers and an original about our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Now we have Live in Seattle that was recorded during at the Hard Rock Café during Emerald City Comic Con. Their hope was to bring the Kirby Krackle live experience to their fans all over the world and they have successfully done that.
Live in Seattle isn’t their first album with live songs, but it is the first with a full band. Their previous go at this was Live in Australia and it was a great album in and of itself. I will admit while I love Live in Australia, this new album has become my favorite after hearing it. It has eleven great songs (including an amazing cover of Take on Me by a-ha), crisp and high quality audio, and both Adam Warrock and Kristina Horner are featured.
If you are not familiar with these two, Adam is the rapper on Booty Do Math and Roll Over, while Kristina brings her female presence into the Comic Shop. Both of these great vocalists have been featured in the studio versions and at concerts, so it is great to have them back for Live in Seattle.
Many popular songs from the self-titled album, E for Everyone, and Super Powered Love are included. Hearing the fans get involved just shows how much everyone enjoys the Nerd Rock that Kirby Krackle releases and how committed they are to their fans. I can only hope with quality albums like Live in Seattle that the band becomes more well-known and can maybe get some of their songs featured in a tv show, movie, or game (The Merc with a Mouth does have a game coming up) All in all I believe the band will only get better with time and that they will keep singing about the things we love from our culture. Speaking of singing, I also believe that a siren from mythology may have been reincarnated as Kyle Stevens’ Larynx because you will want to keep listening to him sing about Vault 101 and your favorite super heroes for hours on end.
I suggest you head on over to Bandcamp and buy Live in Seattle if you haven’t already, you can even grab some free songs they have released while you’re there. You really don’t know what you are missing with Kirby Krackle and I can’t wait to hear their new single One More Episode that will release in September and whatever else they have cooking up in those nerdy minds they pull all this from.