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Emerald Knights: The ALBUM!

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The Story:

During 2015’s “Emerald Knights Tour,” Mega Ran and Felix, The Bag of Tricks Cat ventured from Phoenix, AZ to the UK to perform for crowds in London, Birmingham, and even Dublin.

In downtime, between rocking stages and devouring English Breakfasts, the Cat and the Teacher/Rapper/Hero managed to record an 8-Track EP, dubbed “Emerald Knights: The Album.”

Largely produced by Toronto phenom Fresh Kils, the EP explores personal growth, facing fears, and of course, the Beatles.

The free EP serves a perfect appetizer for Mega Ran’s full-length album “RNDM,” which releases one month later. Features include RandomBeats artist SkyBlew who appears on the 8-Bit jam “Dragon Spirit,” and UK Chap-Hop legend Professor Elemental, who delivers a verse and holds down hosting duties on the album.

“Emerald Knights: The Album” releases in August and will be a free download at megaran.com and bagoftrickscat.com.

Fall Tour Season Approaches..

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Tour Time, once again!

August 7 @ DEF CON, Las Vegas, NV
August 9 @ Orlando Nerd Fest, Orlando, FL
August 15 @ Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, DC
August 25 @ Glow Nightclub, Bellingham WA
August 26 @ TBA, Vancouver BC
August 27 @ Ground Kontrol, Portland OR
August 28 @ Blue Moon Tavern, Seattle WA
August 29 @ Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA
Sept 5 @ Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Sept 9 @ Cafe Kawaii, Paris FR
Sept 10 @ Surya, London UK
Sept 11-12 @ SuperByte Festival, Manchester, UK
Sept 15 @ The Rainbow Birmingham, UK
Sept 16 @The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
Sept 17 @ The Ferret, Preston, UK
Sept 19 @ The Hive, Houston, TX

RNDM drops 9.15.

Preorder Now.

Dream Girl

Dream Girl

Who is your dream girl?"Dream Girl" (Feat. Mega Ran & Brandon Michael)#NoCopycats

Posted by Bag Of Tricks Cat on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Download the “Dream Girl” track here on iTunes!

New EP EXCLUSIVELY in The Arcade Block!

BIG NEWS! dropping a new EP, “Coin Op Crush,” with @dj_organic_ EXCLUSIVELY in this month’s Arcade Block! Sign up to get it! http://arcadeblock.com/r/megaran

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WHAT IS IT??
it’s a trip through my favorite place ever as a kid, the ARCADE! fresh beats by DJ Organic and rhymes by myself. This album is ONLY available in the ARCADE BLOCK, a subscription based service that’ll get you a whole bunch of video game oriented stuff sent right to your door! enjoy!

Hear more from DJ Organic here!

Your Favorite Song (Video)

Teacher/Rapper/Hero Mega Ran, with an assist from his classic Famicom system, dreams of being a star with new track “Your Favorite Song.”

Mega Ran’s new album RNDM is shaping up to be his most daring yet. On this new in-studio video, directed by Jaron Ikner, Ran digs into his bag of tricks for the track “Your Favorite Song,” a tongue in cheek, playful rap about the desire to be the best one-hit-wonder ever.

Ran’s modded Famicom system is the star of this video, as it’s bleeps, bloops and even built-in mic get some stage time. 30 years old and still making memories.

Ran name-checks Carly Rae Jepsen, “Happy,” and expresses his need to make a track that would “make Weird Al want to parody.” The whimsical track by Tunesmith of Austria, and infectious hook makes “Favorite Song” a track you’ll want to spin over and over again.

Game developer Comcept just announced that Mega’s new track “Mighty” will appear in the highly anticipated game “Mighty No 9″ as the ending credits theme, and the only way to get the song is on Ran’s new album. On top of that, the first 999 preorders will get the Mighty No.9 soundtrack for free with purchase.

Pre-order Mega Ran’s album RNDM here:

https://random.bandcamp.com/album/rndm

RNDM coming September 15, 2015.

Emerald Knights UK Tour

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Mega Ran and Felix the Bag of Tricks Cat will be in the United Kingdom June 8 to 15.

Dates and events:

10 June @ Surya, London

TICKETS

FACEBOOK EVENT

11 June @ Club PST, Birmingham

VENUE INFO

FACEBOOK EVENT

12 June @ YouBloom Festival, Dublin Ireland
(show at Sweeney’s)

TICKETS/INFO

FACEBOOK EVENT

12 June @ Centre for Computing History Museum, Cambridge

TICKETS/INFO

Also there’s a new song to commemorate this trip. I hope it doesn’t get us sued.

See you in the UK!

5 Years Of Famicom

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PHOENIX, AZ – Arguably the world’s most foreknown video game influenced musician, Mega Ran is returning to the road with producer K-Murdock to celebrate 5 years since the release of “Forever Famicom.”

The album was praised by critics for it’s honesty and tasteful nostalgic themes, garnering favorable reviews from outlets like 1-Up Magazine, The Word Is Bond, Potholes In My Blog and more, and re-released in Japan and “Forever 8-Bit” by River City Records. The success of the albums spawned 3 special “DLC” EP’s in subsequent years, containing new songs and instrumentals.

The “Forever Famicom 5th Anniversary Tour” will hit the northeastern US and midwest and will include special opening sets by brentalfloss and Sammus (w/DNilsz), check each venue for specific lineups.

Tour Dates:

Mega Ran and K-Murdock
Forever Famicom 5th Anniversary Tour
with special guests brentalfloss and Sammus (w/DNilsz)

June 20 NYC @ Webster Hall*

June 21 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

June 23 Boston @ TT The Bears Place*

June 24 Syracuse @ Singers

June 25 Watertown – Flashback Lounge

June 26-28 Oaks, PA @ Too Many Games Fest*

June 29 Detroit, MI @ TBA

June 30 Yellow Springs, OH @ Super-Fly Comics*

July 1 St Louis, MO – The Demo*

July 2 Milwaukee, WI – 42 Lounge*

July 3-5 Chicago, IL @ Anime Midwest*

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**with Sammus + DNilsz
***with brentalfloss and Sammus + DNilsz

To continue the celebration, Ran and K have made all of their albums PAY WHAT YOU WANT this week on bandcamp:

and a special USB release is shipping this week containing track commentary, all albums and instrumentals, and several items only attainable on the USB drive.

forever famicom USBClick to order the USB