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
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!
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:
RNDM coming September 15, 2015.
WOW we just 50k followers on twitter. To celebrate, the whole house is on sale!
— Mega Ran. (@MegaRan) June 9, 2015
On the way to London! If you’re out there give us a shout!
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
11 June @ Club PST, Birmingham
12 June @ YouBloom Festival, Dublin Ireland
(show at Sweeney’s)
12 June @ Centre for Computing History Museum, Cambridge
Also there’s a new song to commemorate this trip. I hope it doesn’t get us sued.
See you in the UK!
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.
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*
? with brentalfloss
**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.
Celebrating FIVE YEARS since the landmark project. Go Grab that or any of the 3 DLC’s and pay ANY AMOUNT.
Stroll down memory lane with us…
Hold on to your bangers and mash.
June 10, Surya, London
June 11 Birmingham
June 12 Dublin, Ireland
June 13 Shrewsbury
special guest BAG OF TRICKS CAT.
sound familiar? it should. We’ve done a few tracks together: