Coming at you each and every Friday, it’s WASTOIDS Music News, brought to you by Hello Merch. Our stories this week: Animated metal band Dethklok announces tour with Babymetal and new Metalocalypse movie; Texas chill-psych trio Khruangbin launches live album series with Nubya Garcia, Men I Trust, Toro y Moi, and more.; Phoenix psych rockers Vid Nelson go viral at Home Depot; Circle Jerks and Descendents tour the midwest; and Billy McFarland kinda sorta announces a Fyre Fest 2, which will definitely happen and isn’t at all another scam. All that plus a new Eels, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations boxset at Hello Merch and Decoy Deloy’s 69th annual Freak Fest, featuring Buck Gooter and more, April 21 at the Lost Leaf.

Dethklock has announced a tour of US and Canada alongside Japanese phenoms Babymetal. And that’s not all: but they’ve ALSO announced a new movie, Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar. The film was written and directed by co-creator Brendon Small, and featured co-creator Tommy Blacha alongside the show’s Adult Swim cast, and guests from members of Metallica, Anthrax, King Diamond, and Thundercat, The film is expected, alongside a soundtrack and new album, in 2023.

Texas chill-psych trio Khruangbin have announced a new series of live albums, featuring Nubya Garcia, Men I Trust, Toro y Moi, and more.The first installment, Khruangbin & Friends-Live at Stubb’s drops May 19th on Dead Oceans, in partnership with Khruangbin’s Night Time Stories LTD label. The remainder of the albums to be released throughout 2023.

Speaking of trios: Phoenix-based psychedelic rockers Vid Nelson recently took their show to the, uh…Home Depot

Donning those trademark orange smocks, the threesome cruised through a Phoenix area Home Depot and treated shoppers to a performance of “The Home Depot Beat,” the jingle familiar to anyone who’s ever watched a Home Depot commercial or been on TikTok. The clip has been viewed 3.6 million times on Instagram. Check out Vid Nelson’s full WASTOIDS Out of Site live session:

Do you want to be stereotyped? Do you want to be classified? If so, good news: The Descendents, Circle Jerks, and Adolescents are heading on a tour of the midwest this June. That’s three classic California hardcore/punk bands on one bill. Check out a full list of tour dates and smush the play button on this WASTOIDS interview with OFF! and Circle Jerks frontman Keith Morris.

And to close, some “I’ll believe it when I get stranded at it” news: Now that he’s out of jail, Fyre Fest founder Billy McFarland has announced via Twitter that Fyre Fest 2 is, quote, “finally happening.” 

The 2017 version of the fest was of course a total shit show— canceled artists, terrible conditions, fraud. SURPRISINGLY No date or lineup for Fyre 2 has been announced but McFarland tweeted right after getting out of jail, of course, at Twitter owner Elon Musk that Fyre 3 should definitely be held in “space.” Things are pretty stupid these days, so who knows. Anything is possible, nothing is probable.

This week, Hello announced a brand new box set for the Eels classic 2005 album Blinking Lights and Other Revelations. Order your copy today, it’ll ship on or around set for release on May 19 as part of the Vagrant Records 25th anniversary series. 

And don’t miss WASTOIDS hanging out on April 21st at the Lost Leaf in Phoenix for the strangest event of the year,  Decoy Deloys 69th annual Freak Fest, featuring Klynn Lunsford, Buck Gooter, Spiritual Warfare and the Greasy Shadows, and Delta Night Mask. Plus cool WASTOIDS stickers and free popcorn and more nuttiness! 

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