MC Frontalot’s New Single “Start Over” Premieres on USA Today

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Nerdcore Purveyor MC Frontalot’s New Single “Start Over” Premieres on
USA Today

(album artwork by Emmy-nominated Bill Sienkiewicz)

New Full-Length Album
Question Bedtime Out August 26th

“While Frontalot works hard to seem flippant, his devotion to the fine art of word-slinging is utterly serious.” – Spin

“Call him a curiousity, but Frontalot has skills.” – Geekosystem

“…a new gold standard for nerdcore.” – Newsarama

“There may not be another artist working today that plays to their own strengths as readily and willingly as MC Frontalot.” – PopMatters

When MC Frontalot sat down to begin work on his upcoming release, Question Bedtime, he looked for inspiration from his past. This isn’t too much of a surprise since each song on the new album is based on a fairy tale of longstanding tradition, including several that listeners have been familiar with their whole lives.

“Start Over,” the opening track, began as a challenge from the amateur songwriting competition Song Fight nearly a decade ago. Front says of the title, “It suggested kids at bedtime, clamoring to hear a story over and over. I decided Little Red Riding Hood was the focus of their demand. So the song is a brand new recording of a much older lyric, and that sort of makes ‘Start Over’ the source song for the whole record.”

As the genesis of Question Bedtime, “Start Over” is a perfect window into the creativity, wit, and downright fun that a listener can expect from the rest of the tracks on the full length.  The single premiered on USA Today, where Whitney describes the release saying, “It may sound like a kids’ record (and is indeed suitable for family car rides), but Frontalot doesn’t dilute his lyrics or his approach.”

Question Bedtime will be released on August 26th via Level Up. Each of its ten songs explores a different fairy tale. Some will seem familiar and others obscure, as they hail from all over the globe. This release sees Front aiming, for the first time, to create an entertainment appropriate for the entire family. He tells USA Today that he hopes it reaches people of all ages: “I of course hope that kids are able to enjoy this album along with folks who are more advanced in years. If they become fans afterward, all the better. Young people care about music more than We, The Olds Of The World.”

Be sure to catch MC Frontalot when he hits up your city in the next few weeks. He is on tour with Corn Mo and Dr. Awkward.

MC Frontalot Tour Dates
8/19 in Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
8/20 in Fort Wayne, IN @ Tiger Room at CS3
8/21 in Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
8/22 in St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
8/25 in Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
8/26 in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Stateroom
8/31 in Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (PAX Prime)
9/1 in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/2 in Portland, OR @ Dante’s
9/4 in San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
9/6 in Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room (w/ Nerf Herder)
9/7 in Mesa, AZ @ Club Red’s West Theatre
9/9 in Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
9/10 in Dallas, TX @ Three Links
9/12 in Baton Rouge, LA @ North Gate Tavern
9/13 in New Orleans, LA @ BEATnik
9/14 in Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage
9/17 in Raleigh, NC @ King’s
9/18 in Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
9/19 in Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar and Restaurant
9/20 in New York, NY @ TBA
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