Record of the Week is primarily reserved for vinyl, but occasionally I'll also feature a cool release in another format.
I first heard about MC Lars through his association with Jaret Reddick. Reddick is of course the front man for Bowling for Soup. In addition to a tour with Bowling for Soup, MC Lars also signed a distribution deal with Jaret's record label, Crappy Records.
This was also how I discovered the very touching MC Lars song "23". This song is about a college friend that committed suicide. It's a beautiful song that needs to be seen by a lot more people. The video was directed by Heath Balderston and Jaret Reddick for Built By Ninjas Productions
I next heard of Lars when he toured with Wheatus in the UK. That tour led to the show that I saw at the Milestone Club as MC Lars and Math the Band continued their touring relationship by doing a series of shows in the States.
Our current ROTW is the new EP by MC Lars, The Edgar Allan Poe EP. The EP is released on Horris records which is the label founded by Lars. I picked up this CD at his Milestone show and it's indie all the way down to it's handwritten "label". This is the kind of merch I love, music straight from the artist.
"Flow Like Poe" the official video from MC Lars
I'm not what you would call a rap fan, but I love good music and good lyrics. I have to admit I'm hooked on the stuff that Lars is recording. I'll be keeping up with his career.
Check out both of the videos I've embedded here and check out MC Lars next time he's in town.
'til Lars does a take on Dr. Tar and Professor Feather
Keep the Adventure Alive,