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Kobi LaCroix Releases New Album: “FOXRUN Demo”

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Last November, I took part in NaSoAlMo, a musical challenge similar to NaNoWriMo. Participants are given a month to write, record, and release an album, which must be at least 30 minutes long. While I didn’t actually release an album, I managed to write and record over 30 minutes of music in 30 days, so I consider it a qualified success. The album, which I gave the working title “Codename: FOXRUN”, was to be my attempt at the outrun/retro/synthwave genre, although not everything I ended up producing would necessarily fit this category. I also took this opportunity to advance my skills in sound design and in working with synthesizers.

As promised, today I released “FOXRUN Demo”, an album of some of the finished instrumentals from that project. If you’re into synthwave/retrowave/new wave music, this may interest you. Or offend you. Either way, there it is.

“FOXRUN Demo” is available at Bandcamp for name-your-own-price.

Published: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 05:45:38 GMT
Gamma Repeater Releases Album, “G.R.”

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Steeped in the tradition of such classic progressive rock bands as GENESIS, CAMEL, PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON, and YES, along with modern torchbearers like THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, and RADIOHEAD, the music revolves around the classic interplay of guitar and keyboard while incorporating a wide range of other influences such as alternative rock, folk, and electronica. While their music employs the shifting signatures and lengthy compositions inherent to prog, the songs are tightly constructed and held together by memorable melodies and catchy refrains.

“G.R.” is available at Bandcamp for name-your-own-price.

Published: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:02:52 GMT
"Theremin Wolf" Products Available

Theremin Wolf

Experiment with alternative forms of awoo.

Theremin wolf t-shirts, stickers, and other products are now available at RedBubble.

Published: Sat, 03 Sep 2016 01:59:28 GMT
New Comedy Song: Christmas in Bizarro World

This year Kobi has enlisted the vocal talents of Pepper Coyote to help make Christmas weird.

Published: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 22:30:33 GMT
"Everything is Magic When You're Stupid!" Stickers and T-Shirts Now Available via Redbubble

Everything is Magic When You're Stupid!

Pretty much speaks for itself

T-Shirts and Stickers

Published: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 02:46:04 GMT
"Portland Sneaky Stag" Stickers, T-Shirts, and Other Stuff Now Available via Redbubble

Portland Sneaky Stag

Ask any Portlander if this sign ain't accurate!

T-shirts and everything else

Marijuana legalization in Oregon officially takes effect on July 1st, so mark your calendars!

Published: Sat, 03 Jan 2015 10:14:12 GMT
"Wolves Are Magical" Stickers and T-Shirts Now Available via RedBubble

Wolves Are Magical!

Little known fact: Wolves come from the rainbow-colored planet Lupos 5. They arrived on earth in a silver UFO eight trillion years ago and built the forests out of stardust and puppy kisses. Today they walk among us, protecting children's dreams and keeping our root beer nice and fizzy.

White shirts are $20.64 USD. Colored shirts are $23.52 (Prices subject to change).

Published: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:13:24 GMT
"The Peddler" Nominated for a Logan Award

My Tetris meta-parody, “The Peddler: A Half-Assed Translation”, has been nominated for a Logan Award for Outstanding Parody Song.

See the Full list of nominees.

Published: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:43:10 GMT
"You Say Werewolf Like It's a Bad Thing" 2012 Version, Stickers and T-Shirts Now Available via RedBubble

You Say Werewolf Like It's a Bad Thing

The new “You Say Werewolf Like It's a Bad Thing” t-shirts are up at RedBubble.

Light Version
Dark Version

Show your friends the many upsides of lycanthropy: Night vision, superhuman strength, badass fangs, heightened senses of sight and hearing, and thick fluffy fur, just to name a few.

White shirts are $21.52 USD. Colored shirts are $24.54.

Meanwhile, the old design will still be available until October 14.

Published: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:52:53 GMT
New Comedy Song: The Peddler: A Half-Assed Translation

I discovered a while back that the song which most of us know as the “Tetris Song” is actually based on a Russian folk tune called “Korobeiniki”, or “The Peddler”.

I decided it would be fun to translate it into English, despite not knowing any Russian or bothering to learn what the song was actually about.

Published: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:49:24 GMT
"Grapefruit Teeth" Released

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The album you've waited way too long for has finally arrived…actually, no, “Sgt. Pepper 2, Revenge of Mr. Kite” is still in development. But this is almost as good. “Grapefruit Teeth: A Compendium of Industrial Dixieland Tone Poems for Fiddle and Fire Hydrant, Chapter 1: Rise of the Hyena People” is an EP of several comedy songs that I, Kobi LaCroix, have written between 2009 and 2012. Virtually all the songs have been freshened up, having either been remastered, remixed, or completely rerecorded since their initial release. This is a superbly funny album, covering topics such as food, ninjas, hypnosis, hypermasculinity, and household cleaning products, with musical styles ranging from metal, to funk, to industrial, to a cappella. It's an album you'll want to share with all your friends, even if they're imaginary! So pick it up today! I guarantee you've never heard anything. Like it!

Er…I mean…you've never heard anything like it. Yeah.

Downloaderize it at

Tracks are available in MP3, FLAC, and other formats.

Physical CDs will be available once we work out production and shipping costs.

Published: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:02:14 GMT
"Grapefruit Teeth" Release Rescheduled for June 18

Due to the fact that a number of conventions are being held this weekend, I have decided to postpone the release of “Grapefruit Teeth” until Monday, June 18. This will also give me time to fine-tune any remaining issues and possibly add more material.

Thank you for your patience.

Published: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 02:59:10 GMT
"Grapefruit Teeth" EP to be Released June 15

grapefruit teeth cover
“Grapefruit Teeth: A Compendium of Industrial Dixieland Tone Poems for Fiddle and Fire Hydrant, Chapter 1: Rise of the Hyena People” is an EP of several comedy songs that I've written between 2009 and 2012. Many of the songs have either been remastered, remixed, or completely rerecorded since their initial release.

The EP will be released June 15 at Digital downloads will be available in MP3, FLAC, and other formats.

More info to come.

Published: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:23:23 GMT
New T-Shirt: Luchador Einstein!

Luchador Einstein at RedBubble


A T-Shirt design, based on “Brutomax! The Sequel!” (NSFW)

Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 01:59:26 GMT
Orange Glo

A parody of U2's “Vertigo”, about a man who finds his apartment haunted by the spirit of late TV pitchman Billy Mays.
Better late than never, I suppose.

Published: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:17:06 GMT
Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya, ELP Style

I heard the original song by daniwellP from this YouTube video, and I thought, “wouldn't this be cool if Emerson Lake and Palmer covered this song?” Now, you're probably thinking one of two things: either “Who are Emerson Lake and Palmer?” or “OH JESUS GOD NO!!!”

Anyway, enjoy!

Published: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:35:20 GMT
Kobi LaCroix Appears on "Weird Al" Tribute Album

Twenty-Six and a Half”, a musical tribute to “Weird Al” Yankovic, is now available for digital download. This album features acts such as The Great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, Steve Goodie, Worm Quartet, Insane Ian, TV's Kyle, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, and of course, me! This is a very well-put-together album by the who's-who of independent novelty music…and me.

From this FuMP post:

Proceeds from the album go to aid the Weird Al Star Fund and Make the Rock Hall Weird, organizations geared towards getting Al a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and to get him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! (Proceeds also go to the artists, the producers, and Weird Al's publisher.)

There are many ways to buy this thing. Pick the one to your liking!
Physical CD (PayPal)
BandCamp (digital download in any format you like)
CDBaby (digital download, physical CDs in stock soon)

You can stream all the songs for free on the Bandcamp page.

Plus: it's Weird Al approved!

This is my contribution: A cover of Weird Al's song, CNR:

Published: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 22:10:28 GMT
New Original Song: We Are the Vikings

And thus begins a new chapter in the saga of whatever the hell I feel like shouting about. A new song, in the style I've sort of become famous for, the manly breed of Dementia…or should we say DeMANtia?…no, we shouldn't.

Anyway, here's a heavy metal tribute to literally the coolest people to ever live, as opposed to the crappy football team named after them.

By the way, if the Vikings end up going 0-16 because of this song, I apologize in advance. But if they win it all…GUESS WHO YOUR NEW GOD IS!!! (hint: me)

Published: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 23:20:30 GMT
Updated: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 05:47:46 GMT
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