The song “Book of The Dead” was inspired by none other a semi 'internet famous' kitten named Remi. Frontman Zac Little explains;
“My friend Steva's kitten became semi “internet famous." Remi was a very cute kitten who often spontaneously fell asleep.
Once, Remi fell asleep drinking from a cup of water.
His head was precariously balanced on the rim of the glass, just above the surface of the water. He remained sound asleep in this pose despite the gentle prodding of his caretakers. Finally, Remi's little head bobbed into the water, jolting him awake. He looked around, confused, sheepish, and really cute.
Steva was quick and wise to document the moment of Remi's awakening; watch the vid because it's better than my description.
He posted the phone-video to youtube. The views began to pile up: hundreds, then thousands, hundreds of thousands. It kept going. After it broke a million views, Steva and I were hanging out, marveling at the stats. You could see how many seconds each person actually watched the video.
It got us wondering - collectively just how much time is this?
We crunched the numbers. It was over 3 years - 3.0758498276 years worth of seconds to be precise.
That was more time than Remi had been alive. What a strange thing, the way a moment can balloon out in time.
A moment is played over and over again by masses - a collective investment of consciousness, attention given from all corners of the planet, making a thing bigger than it is - or ever could have been before. What strange things we choose to devote our attention to.
Seems like everything has a number. A number is a score.
A score is a value.
A value is a price.
A price is cheap, or too expensive to be within reach.
I don't know, I guess at least kittens are cute.”
Listen via YouTube: https://youtu.be/2_wGY-1l6l4
Listen via Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/2sOz8TblxFiIaEdncXU89f
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May 19: Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
May 22: The Broadberry, Richmond VA
May 23: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC
May 24: The Masquerade, Atlanta GA
May 25: 1904 Music Hall, Jacksonville FL
May 26: The Crowbar, Tampa FL
May 27: Kelsey Theatre, Lake Park FL
May 29: White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX
May 30: The Mohawk, Austin TX
May 31: Gas Monkey, Dallas TX
Jun 2: The Nile, Mesa AZ
Jun 3: The Glass House, Pomona CA
Jun 4: The Regent, Los Angeles CA
Jun 6: Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Jun 7: Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento CA
Jun 9: Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
Jun 10: El Corazon, Seattle WA
Jun 11: Pollo Rey, Boise ID
Jun 12: The Complex, Salt Lake City UT
Jun 13: Marquis Theatre, Denver CO
Jun 14: The RecordBar, Kansas City MO
Jun 15: Metro, Chicago IL
Jun 16: Caboose, Minneapolis MN
Jun 17: El Club, Detroit MI
Jun 18: Velvet Underground, Toronto ON
Jun 20: Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Jun 21: Rex Theater, Pittsburgh PA
Jun 22: Webster Hall, NY
Jun 23: Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA