The title of this post is not just a public service announcement. It’s what we call in the business a “double entendre.”
You see, “Not A Trampoline” is also the name of Rob’s upcoming solo album. He announced it today on the internet. And while many of you have already heard this news, your ol’ pal Coz has been locked up in an office, unable to write this post up for your consumption. Regardless, yes, Rob has an album coming out on April 14th, 2014 and you can pre-order it at http://robcantormusic.bandcamp.com/.
Along with the announcement came a whole bundle of joys. Multiple joys. Let’s break them down:
- A new song called “Old Bike”, which you can listen to on his SoundCloud or BandCamp.
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- A tracklist for the new album, also on The Tallyhallmanac, which includes a song called “I’m Gonna Win“. I’ve confirmed this IS the same song Tally Hall has been performing for years, but never recorded it in a studio. I found this surprising, seeing as it’s Joe’s song, but then again, Rob did say that the album will have contributions from other Tallies.
- A new Facebook Page for his solo music endeavors: https://www.facebook.com/robcantormusic.
- An updated (and brilliant) website, robcantor.com, where you can watch him eat a different item of food each time you refresh the page.
- By the way, there are 4 pages and each one is filled with easter eggs. I won’t ruin the surprise any more than that.
- 4 pages, Coz? Well, 4 that I can find. At the top of the pages, I have seen 201, 202, 203, and 205. Where’s 204? Or 200, for that matter? I do not know. Yet.
- The website has links to a mailing list you should sign up for, as well as his YouTube page which you should subscribe to. Those calls to actions are not just for fun, you know!
- And finally, a brand new music video (which I teased you about the other day) for “Old Bike,” which was directed by Andrew Laurich. Laurich was also a member of Toy Orchestra, of which Rob and Andrew (Horowitz) was also a member of while they attended the University of Michigan. You may also know Laurich as the fellow who says “Excuse me, you look lost.” in the classic Tally Hall video “Directions.”
Rick Lax has provided us with a few behind-the-scenes photos from the music video shoot: