Now DUPOBS have a new album. It’s the official DUPOBS ROCK OPERA for the O snow-slide LYMP winter-spring ICS between the years 2009 and 2011. It starts with some squeegie boys from Quebec, here to make it big in Vancouver. Unfortunately, they are chased out by the mayor, Mr. Ritch Krotch. Here’s a picture:
Is it a picture of Ritch Krotch? The squeegie boys get chased away to the Yukon by land-scum developers and highway builder Kant (philosophy) S. Now chased by the self-mutilating priest of maybe Mayan maybe Aztec boys and girls. We can’t tell the difference because we only studied FORGEIN languages. There is a dumb rock concert and more bad. Squeegie boys detach all of Yukon and sail it to xenophobic samurai land of Japan during time of SAKKOKU. They say: “We don’t hate you, but we already have an overflow human infestation, so please go.” So they go to MID-EVIL IN-GLAND. They land on top and everyone has to dig themselves out. With British accents. Isn’t that cute? Now rejected, now again. They go to SPACE. To SPACE 1999. Will they ever be accepted? Listen HERE.
Hello All! Now you can have ALL of DUPOBS’ album Win Some, Lose Some for free download! It is DUPOBS’ final gift to the world in 2009. Expect to hear more from us in February, when we release a rock opera commemorating the glorious 2010 Winter Olympics!
On January 17, DUPOBS collaborated with Synaptic Sandwich to celebrate the birthday of art during CITR Radioâ€™s 24 Hours of Radio Art. The three-hour performance â€“ podcast on CITR â€“ begins with twenty minutes or so of Tokyo commuter-train ambience, and a sci-fi monologue of dubious quality. Gradually, the ambient soundtrack is overlaid with synthetic noise, somewhat reminiscent of the highway scene from Andrei Tarkovkyâ€™s Solaris. Then DUPOBS and Synaptic Sandwich pull out all the stops for perhaps an hour of atmospheric, inspired chaos â€“ somewhere between Violent Onsen Geisha, Plunderphonics, and the weirder moments of Skinny Puppy. The final hour or so is perhaps less inspired, but also has its moments. Hereâ€™s what part of the event looked like:
DUPOBS would like to thank Synaptic Sandwich for the opportunity to play live on air, CITR for hosting this excellent event, and our international online friends for their encouragement. Please enjoy the podcast.
An arbitrary line is drawn in a calendar. A young woman from Portugal arrives in Helsinki with one large backpack on her back and a small one on her front. Someone is very happy. An Anglophone boy gets on the Narita Express with a copy of William Gibson’s Idoru under his arm. Farm labourers in Madagascar prepare another shipment bound for South Korea. Someone listens to The Neon Judgement and thinks it’s extremely mediocre and wonders why the band didn’t just give up. Someone else dies because a bomb was dropped on their house. A couple on Vancouver’s #16 bus wear matching fingerless gloves. Someone is rejected. A middle-aged man reads the French translation of Abe Kobo’s Secret Rendezvous. Somewhere it snows. Elsewhere it is sunny and hot. The polar ice caps melt. DUPOBS release two new tracks from their latest album, Win Some, Lose Some:
On the twentieth anniversary of their founding in 1988, DUPOBS release
Win Some Lose Some, their fourth album since reuniting in 2002. This is make it or break it time for DUPOBS, a group that has gained critical recognition from the likes of Scotlandâ€™s Momus and Japanâ€™s DeliciouSweets, but has yet to deliver a top-40 hit. Hot on the heels of 2007â€™s industrial-tinged Le Sex Lâ€™Ove, DUPOBS return to their rock roots, with a tip of the hat to Foreigner, Loverboy, and John Cougar Mellencrap. Containing more than a few super-catchy pop-rock tunes, Win Some Lose Some could be the breakthrough DUPOBS has been waiting for. And itâ€™s not just the music. This time, DUPOBS pulls out all the stops, with innovative album packaging â€“ made by a groundbreaking new technique called â€œlazy crapificationâ€ â€“ and a fan-donated video for â€œOur Friendship Is Going To Growâ€:
Other tracks with hit potential include â€œRun Down Home Town (Doinâ€™ Good By His Hometown)â€, and â€œWeâ€™re Just A Bunch Of Fun Guys Until We Kick Your Head In, Fatâ€. Keep your eyes and ears open in the weeks and months to come, as DUPOBS release Win Some Lose Some song by song on Last FM. Spread the word and help DUPOBS make history by giving regressive music the profile it deserves.
It is deeply comforting that Leos Caraxâ€™ latest film, â€œMerdeâ€ (in the tripartite omnibus Tokyo!), showcases a close linguistic relative to that rare discourse spoken by DUPOBS.Â Through an interpreter, the eponymous main character berates his host culture.Â Very soon, DUPOBS will â€“ once again â€“ provide a similar service aimed at popular music.
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DUPOBS in Literature
DUPOBS make an appearance in a short story by Maurizio Brancaleoni, in the Italian anthology I mondi del fantasy. The scene in which DUPOBS appear has been translated into English, as follows:
The day after I ask L. out again.
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Gold Rush, Big Bush
This is a quote from Paul Travers ROLLING STONE:
“It has a spirit that soars!”
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