Kyle Kinane, “The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems)”
The latest release from the greatest boutique indie comedy label in the world is Kyle Kinane’s Death Of The Party, and it’s made me an instant fan of the man and his work. (Honestly at this point I don’t even ask questions anymore; when AST puts out a new record I pre-order it.) This is the story that brought me irrevocably on board; if I ever end up writing the essay on “humanist stand-up” that’s been brewing inside me for a while now, this will be a central plank.
(And it’s not, in case you were wondering, a Cheap Trick cover. Everything on the album is named after the tracklist of Dream Police for no apparent reason.)
I’ve been watching Kyle Kinane clips online for months, have seen this album promoted on AST for a while, and finally got Death of the Party yesterday.
GET. THIS. ALBUM. FOR. YOUR. LIFE.
Seriously. It’s amazing and hilarious.
I’m drawn to the absurd, the intelligent, the tangential, and of course, to self-deprecation in comics. Which is why Kyle Kinane is among my new favorites.
I know it’s fallen out of vogue to express genuine enthusiasm for things you like. I could play it close to the chest, be jaded, and say… yea, this album is alright. Check this Kinane guy out…. or not, whatever. But I’m all for being earnest and sincerely appreciating art worth its asking price.