Holiday bargains! Everyone’s favorite! For now, ALL CDs AND DIGITAL DOWNLOADS are just $5.00. That includes the new album, Psycho Delicacy. Yep. Just five bucks. The Nuclear Bubble Wrap T-shirt has been brought down to just $8.00, and we’re also gonna give away the butt poster absolutely FREE with any CD or T-shirt purchase. If you’ve ever wanted this stuff, take advantage of this offer while it lasts! Revel in the over-commercialization of the holiday season with us! Head over to the merch section of our website!
We’re sorry to report that we’ve decided to cancel our appearance at Anime Kaiju. Canceling shows really sucks, but some circumstances arose. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to make some more appearances at conventions around the Nashville area in the very near future. We’ll keep you posted.
We’re pleased to announce that a never-before-heard song is being used in Hank and John Green’s Project for Awesome this year! We did a cover of Hank Green’s “Protons and Neutrons.” I found it to be a very beautiful song and wanted to do this super distorted psychedelic arrangement for it that I thought would accentuate the awe of it all. I identified with that song super quickly and as soon as I heard it I knew I could probably make something really badass out of it. It just kinda gets louder and louder and more heavy.
This cover is included on the “Hank Green Covers” album, which you can get as a $15 reward for donating to the Project 4 Awesome! This project donates to many charities including Kiva, Save the Children, The Harry Potter Alliance, Partners in Health, and water.org.
Thank you to everybody who came out to our show tonight at Cafe Coco! It was an absolute blast. Extra special thanks to My Parents Favorite Music, DJ RoboRob, and Professor Shyguy for letting us play! This was a wonderful show. The music and the fans were great. We signed many butt posters.
We had a great time playing at the Nashville Mini Maker Faire at the Adventure Science Center!
Since this was a Science Center show, we decided to play a lot of songs about more scientific concepts, like robot uprisings and the extinction of the dinosaurs. Plus, we covered “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas” and “Why Does the Sun Really Shine? (The Sun is a Miasma of Incandescent Plasma” in order to teach everyone about the importance of the scientific method and how new discoveries are made that trump older ideas and help us better understand the universe!
Plus we got stared down by a Dalek while playing “Industrial Evolution.”
We have two new shows booked at some Nashville events! First is September 13th at the Nashville Mini-Maker Faire at the Adventure Science Center! (Timeslot still TBA). This should be a really fun event and we’re looking forward to playing. Be on the lookout for this show getting a special treatment with some educational They Might Be Giants covers!
We’re also booked to play Anime Kaiju, a brand new anime convention in Nashville! It’s January 2-4 and will be held at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel. Exact day and time still TBA.
This past week, we (well… not really “we”)… played Orlando Nerd Fest! It was such a blast. It was actually a show on the C stage (which happens at the same time as the main stages and panels), and it was also a show that got scheduled at the last minute. See, this was originally a trip where I was just going there to see Steam Powered Giraffe with my girlfriend, Julia. And at the last second, I emailed them and asked if Nuclear Bubble Wrap could possibly have a last minute show. Well, we got one. Being that my actual band wasn’t there, Julia played all the instruments that my band would have been playing. And thus, the Most Adorable Nuclear Bubble Wrap Show Ever happened. Video of it does exist, and we’ll hopefully have it up very soon!
I have to give shout outs to some of our friends and favorite acts there: the great Luke Ski, Devo Spice, The Doubleclicks, MC Lars, Sci-Fried, Schaffer the Darklord, and of course, Steam Powered Giraffe, who put on one of the best rock concerts/theatre performances I’ve ever seen. Fingers crossed for Nuclear Bubble Wrap being a main stage act next year! (We pretty much got told that yes, it will happen.)
Here’s what was played at the Nuclear Bubble Wrap show:
Lizards in the Sky
I’m Just Your Problem
These are just a handful of the packages we sent out as rewards for our successful Kickstarter campaign. We’re very pleased that the kickstarter turned out to be a huge success. We worked extremely hard on it every day, and for a long time before we launched it. HUGE special thanks to our friend and mentor Rob Balder, comedy musician and creator of Erfworld, who guided us through the process, told us what to do and what not to do, and who was just kind enough to lend a helping hand. About exactly a year ago, our Kickstarter was successfully funded, going just $60 over its goal, and from there we were able to create our brand new album Psycho Delicacy.
Now, we realize that an entire year is a long time to wait for the backers to receive their rewards. We’re very sorry. First off, the album didn’t get completed and released until May, so obviously nothing was going to happen until then. It took nearly a year to get the rest of the songs mixed, the album mastered, and the CDs pressed. And that’s fine, after all, creativity can’t be rushed, and we wanted this album to be the best piece of music we could possibly make at that point. Unfortunately, we got in a bit over our heads. The exact amount of studio time needed to produce these 21 multi-layered psychedelic rock songs wasn’t calculated exactly right, and we ended up burning through the budget rather quickly. The last 4 or so songs had to be completed with money out of our pockets, and on top of that, we had to get the mastering and CD pressing jobs done out of pocket as well. Then came the T-shirts and posters– which, by the way, when they were introduced in the kickstarter campaign, proved to be successful additions to the rewards– we had to get those made, you guessed it, out of pocket.
In the end, everything worked out, of course. The album is done, the T-shirts are made, the packages are sent. (There’s still a few that are just of the posters– those are going out soon as well.) We’re very sorry it took a year to make it happen, but what’s done is done. We’re very thankful for your patience and for your contributions. We couldn’t have made this album without you guys. What did we learn? Kickstarters are difficult and budgets are important! We’ll definitely be going in a more self-produced direction now, so look to the skies. There’s any number of places you can go in the Multiverses.
We’re very happy to announce that Nuclear Bubble Wrap will be playing an acoustic set at Orlando Nerd Fest on the Jamspace stage at 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 10th!