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Darren and Chuck started a band and are releasing something next week!!
So much happening this year and it's only just March...
via DarrenCrissArmyHypable wrote:
Darren Criss Beyonces world: new music coming next week
March 2, 2017
Darren Criss and his brother Chuck Criss are combining their musical talents and forming a the band Computer Games!
The boys are back and better together! Darren Criss took to Instagram to announce a new musical collaboration. Computer Games will feature Darren Criss and his brother Chuck Criss coming together to create all new original music!
When will the music be released? Next week! That’s right, Darren and Chuck Criss are dropping new music Beyoncé-style!
In case you didn’t notice, the world has undergone a Darren Criss original music drought since the conclusion of the Listen Up tour in 2013. A few Broadway turns as Hedwig and J. Pierrepont Finch brought Darren back to the stage, but television kept drawing him back.
Beyond Glee, Darren remains in the Ryan Murphy universe. His brief stint on AHS: Hotel has him ordering pretentious meals before Kathy Bates murders him.
Luckily, his next venture is far more appealing as he is set to play the role of Andrew Cunanan in Murphy’s Versace: American Crime Story. This is set to air as the third installment of the series. Both Cunnan and Criss are half Filipino, making the casting that much better.
Chuck Criss kept busy with the band Freelance Whales. The indie rock group originated in New York City with Chuck and fellow bandmates Judah Dadone, Jacob Hyman, Kevin Read, and several others who are no longer with the group.
The group’s last song, “Hyde,” came out in 2014. Chances are you’ve heard the Freelance Whales before. Their music is featured in many shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Once Tree Hill, and, ironically, Chuck.
Both Criss brothers are incredibly talented musicians. Each of them plays a wide variety of instruments ranging from drums, to piano, to guitar, to synthesizer, and even the glockenspiel. Writing, composing, you name it these two have done it and done it well.
They are also no strangers to collaboration. Chuck Criss performed some of the songs for his brother’s Team Starkid web series, Little White Lie. Chuck and Darren are frequently seen supporting each other’s work either right on stage, or in the front row. In 2012 they covered Bob Dylan’s “New Morning” for Amnesty.
Fans of both Criss brothers’ musical careers have clamored for a very long time for the duo to write and produce music together. At long last, that day has finally come!
While there is not much on the website, you can check out the Computer Games page and sign up for future announcements!
ARE YOU EXCITED FOR COMPUTER GAMES?
Thanks for the new thread!@Poppy wrote:Lin, thanks so much for posting the G-R-E-A-T news! I hope you don't mind. I opened up a new thread for Computer Games.
Oh wow!!! That's so great!! I am taken totally by surprise! I wasn't expecting any music by Darren any time soon, especially since he's busy with TV projects. And I never expected new music by a band comprised of Darren and his brother, Chuck! This is such a wonderful surprise! Yea!!!
It's obviously an exciting news. And a nice way to announce it.
Jeremy wrote:The video let imagine they could bring some "video game sounds" in their songs and it's something I would love but music from video games is often similar to music from movies. Here's the soundtrack of a major computer game from the late nineties (so, it could be one of the games that Darren and Chuck played during their childhood) :
I'm not surprised at all, I totally-
nah, he got me here! (Although I did think the cute childhood picture with Chuck he posted last week was slightly "out of character"... he doesn't really share personal stuff like that, so I briefly wondered if there was any reason. But I just told myself to stop overanalysing the poor guy. )
Definitely didn't expect this!
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@Poppy wrote:I was introduced to this song, "Frame of Mind," by Tristam & Braken. If (and that's a big "If") Darren does some electro-pop, this song is the kind of music I would love to see him do. A nice combination of meaningful lyrics, nice vocals and interesting electronic sounds.
Let the Games Begin!@Poppy wrote:Ohhh! Another concert?!
@weplaycomputers We’ve got a special surprise for you on @Snapchat. Keep your eyes open for next 24 hours for a location in your city.
Ooh, thanks for finding that piece of information Lin! Sooo looking forward to this!Lin wrote:According to the tickets page (which sold out within a few minutes), the EP is called "Lost Boys Life".
Lin wrote:So much happening this year and it's only just March...
Let the Games Begin!
People think that each location will give partial lyrics to one or more of their new songs.
Level One: London!
@weplaycomputers: London, you’re up first! Use the coordinates to find the location and maybe even a special filter… #ComputerGamesSnaps
Lilikoilluv wrote:I love this! This game let's fans from all over the world participate in the fun! I had noticed that some of the first people to follow their @weplaycomputers twitter were "creative marketing"-type people (along with music producers and talent directors, a drummer etc.) and wondered what that was all about. I guess this is the answer!
What a fun and clever way to get people hyped up for their EP release! Love it. Now THAT's how you use social media!
Level 2: NYC, Rio, Chicago, Toronto, and Sao Paulo!
@weplaycomputers: NYC, Chicago, Toronto, Rio & São Paulo - show us what you find on @snapchat! Use the coordinates to find the location. #ComputerGamesSnaps
Lilikoiluv wrote:Oh, and . . .
Criss Brothers FINALLY get to collaborate and forum a band together!
I can't wait to be doing this:Lin wrote:So much happening this year and it's only just March...
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Headline Planet wrote:
Aubrey Plaza, Darren Criss, Old 97's Listed for March 14 "Conan"
Tentative listings say to expect Aubrey Plaza, Darren Criss and Old 97's on the March 14 "Conan."
Aubrey Plaza and Darren Criss are headed back to “Conan.”
Per listings issued to television providers, Plaza and Criss will appear as interview guests on the March 14 edition of TBS’ late-night talk show.
[. . . ]
Like all talk show listings, “Conan” lineups are subject to change. Headline Planet will provide an update in the event Plaza, Criss or Old 97’s are moved from the 3/14 show.
So it turns out I have 2 extra tickets for the Criss Bros’ Computer Games show at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. Face value (which with fees, etc comes to ~$21). Please message me through tumblr if you’re interested. Thanks!
(I’m at work, so I’ll get back to folks as soon as I can.)
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