I’m big on finding ‘balance’ in my life. Not external balance like money and friends because fuck that shit. No, I’m talking about internal balance. I’m constantly riding the extremely fine line between losing my emotional shit and having the best day ever. Videogames help. Continue reading
GOTJ was a blast, and as usual, photos by Kavan The Kid. It was sick meeting everyone and hopefully I see you guys next year.
I’ll be touring Canada with All Time Low and Set it Off in September! Here’s the All Time Low tour info and tickets, I’ll be with them from September 17 in Portland Maine to September 27 in Vancouver. If you can’t get tickets, let’s loiter outside beforehand or something.
I’m going to be bringing with me my friend/drummer/DJ Danny Fluck and my roadie/photographer Kavan the Kid. We’re gonna be stuck in a van together for 12 days so i’ll let you know how that goes BUT I’m pretty sure I can talk them into matching tattoos by the end of it. Can we all please get matching tattoos? I’m not kidding.
The movie people put together this video that is a performance I shot in my bedroom (PLEASE SEE THE GIANT GOLDEN RETRIEVER BLANKET I HUNG NEXT TO MY BED) mixed with scenes from the movie. Seeing my song in the movie was surreal AF but REALLY I’m just stoked that my grandma FINALLY believes I’m not lying to everyone back home when I say “Everything is great. No. The music industry is just slow. Yes I’m eating.”
Go see the movie it’s pretty good. AND MAE WHITMAN IS IN IT AND THAT CHICK IS THE SHIT.
I teamed up with DJ Nobody , Chest Rockwell and Justin Warfield to put together this 6+1 track EP. It’s available for free DL on audiomack – CLICK HERE TO DL . I’m extremely thankful that I have such awesome and talented people to work with who understand me and my goals. We worked hard to figure out what direction I wanted to go in, and all of these producers did their part in helping me find myself.
(also thanks to Kellen from rudetoon who mixed and mastered tracks 2,3,5 & 7, for the simple fact that we are friends.)
Me and Kavan the Kid directed another one for my upcoming EP problemchild. Produced by dj nobody
Performing at Low End Theory with DJ nobody was fucking amazing. It’s such a cool night that i frequent and I’m always impressed with the acts…. so naturally i was terrified. I’ve always been the outcast kid but I didn’t feel like that here. I’ll be performing at Low End Theory every Wednesday in September at like 10pm, and my EP release party is going to be October 1st. Low End is at the airliner in LOS ANGELES, and it’s seriously cool as fuck so come hang and smoke with me.
If you know me you know I don’t talk about the hard shit, I smile and make loud jokes and put drugs in my face. I showed up to this interview with an extra case of PMS and let intuition ask all the hard questions. To top if off perfectly, i performed Problem.
Listen to the podcast here: http://kindaneat.net/nova-rockafeller/ , No really, PLEASE DO.
Directed by Brandom Dermer, 1990s is a 90s rock / rap track that I put together with Chest Rockwell and my label (Mercury / Island) finally dropped the new music video. It takes place in my neon grungey dreamland where i magically turn into Eminem, Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, Wayne from Wayne’s World, and the chubby bee girl from the infamous Blind Melon video.
I was born the year before the gameboy, in Edmonton, Canada. My dad played guitars and managed bands and my brother was 10 years older than me and into skateboarding and video games. When my brother was 16 (and I was 6) he built a studio in our basement and I would try my hardest to sit quietly and not get kicked the fuck out because I was a loud and obnoxious child. My favorite song was ‘Say it Aint So’ by Weezer, and if i managed to behave for the entire session he’d play it for me at the very end. This song and ‘Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana were the first two songs I learned all the words to.
’1990s’ kinda speaks to that time in my life… when I was stealing my brother’s audio cassettes and gameboy games, while ruining kids lives in pogs at school. I’m pretty sure all the Spice Girls choreography is burned into my brain forever and I’m not sure there’s a guy out there who could ever be my Kurt Cobain or Nick Carter.
’1990s’ is my love letter to all the things that made me the cool motherfucker I am now. I’m going to spend my first million having them remake King’s Quest, and I will never EVER unplug my Sega Genesis.
I made this song with Greg and Spencer, same guys who worked on Problem, I showed up at studio and they’re like “what do you want to do today?” and as usual “get really stoned and make 90s rock”. I wasn’t expecting to write a 90s anthem and I wasn’t even really trying to – i was just trying to throw in as many honest references as I could.. from Spice Girls to Kid Rock to RAW by Big Daddy Kane + Kool G Rap…
When they told me I had to do the lyric video for this, I had this idea almost immediately. I was really into Kid Chameleon that week, and had been playing hella zelda. Man Zelda was so good in the 90s. The first shitty one was that twilight one. Ocearina of Time is probably one of the best videogames to date.
So i built my own little pixel world in photoshop and using some free art I found on the internet. Kavan the Kid helped me shoot green screen footage, Our green screen is literally 4 feet wide, so we really defied odds. You have no idea how much of a weirdo I felt like in my living room fighting the air day after day.
Editting the video was horrible. I got it about half completed and then begged Kavan the Kid to jump in and get his hands dirty. He’s also the guy wearing all my gold chains and a ski mask. Ha. Ugh, the things I make my friends do.
So all in all, this lyric video was a month and a half of my life. So if you feel it, show somebody.