So uh, hey guys. How's it been? It's been what...two years almost? Man, time flies. Look at you, all grown up now. We missed y'all so much. This next adorable dog image is on us.
Alright, but for realsies, what's up C-bloggers? We're back. Don't adjust your computer monitors. Stereotoid has returned from...uhh...wherever we were. Look, to be honest, I have no idea where we were. I think Daxelman was supposed to keep track of that but he hung out with Hologram Tupac instead. Jerk.
Now we understand that, it being so very long since we last popped up, some of you might have forgotten who we are and what we do. Hell, some of you may have never knew who we were to begin with. Put simply, Stereotoid w-no wait, I'm sorry, IS- the sexiest bunch of people that scream at other people about music ever assembled. We did a lot of awesome things when we were still active, like music reviews
, fun little
themed articles that we occasionally pull out of our ass
, and even a podcast
. It was awesome, it was fun, and it was probably one of the coolest things I personally have ever been a part of on the internet.
But then we left.
I can't quite remember what happened. I believe it was just the influx of real lifings needing to be attended to, but we had to hang up the headphones for a bit. Things kept quiet but we always kept in touch, always somewhat entertaining the reunion tour possibilities. Some of us went off and did solo projects, others joined other groups. Hell, some of us even tried to jump in with other groups and just realized it wasn't the same for them. But, like a down on his luck former lead singer who can't seem to pay off that drug dealer, eventually we got to a point where we decided it was time. And that time is now.
...Well, not exactly right now. We figured before we just come back and throw music in your faces, you might wanna know who we are. Like I said, a lot of you might have forgotten us. Now that you know who we are as a whole though, I'd like to introduce you to the fine gents that make up this entity known as Stereotoid. We've got mostly old faces in here, but we've got some new guys on the team now that are hella awesome. Without these sexy individuals there would be nothing. And no, I'm not just saying there would be no Stereotoid. I mean like, nothing. That chair you're sitting on? Gone. That lovely Dr. Pepper you're drinking? Poof. And the pancakes? You don't even wanna know. So, without further ado, I introduce to you...the crew.
: Xzyliac is hella cool and hella sexy. His favorite sources of ear pleasure are La Roux, CSS, De La Soul, MF Doom, Basia Bulat, Laura Marling, L7 and anything with Kathleen Hanna amongst a million other bands. His dream show involves La Roux, Crystal Castles, Daft Punk, Freezepop, lots of fruity alcoholic drinks, glass boxes for S&M tomfoolery and making out with Harley Quinn. He's also bad at bios.
: Daxelman solo’s mid and doesn’t give a fcuk. He’s a tough cookie and writes about all manners of things from music (duh) to video games (lol). His favorite artists are Battles, Amon Tobin, The Roots, Mr. Scruff and much more, and he leans towards the electronic/organic spectrum of things. His dream consists of Mastodon vs Coheed and Cambria 12 hour “storytime” concert. He saw Anamanaguchi live this year, and according to his friends, hates all the things.
: RonBurgandy2010 is a man who has seen and experienced much. A remnant of the long-gone Wild West era of Destructoid, Ron has become a shadow, a wind of the past that blows in from time to time, bringing some to reminiscence and others no emotions at all. Currently studying Moving Image Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, his musical journey has been as varied as his legacy on the site. Beginning as a punk kid listening to CKY and Alien Ant Farm, he eventually moved on to Primus, then Clutch, and so on. With each passing year, his tastes expanded and became more adventurous, bringing Battles, Gnarles Barkley, and a varying range of instrumental rock to his attention. Currently on a blues rock kick, fueled by The White Stripes and The Black Keys, Ron will give you an optimistic pessimist's worldview with a taste for good blues-influenced rock, with a dash of the bizarre and peculiar thrown in for good measure.
: JTHomeslice is a dude. He's been on the Dtoid for a while, even if he isn't around as much now. Stereotoid is the only writing thing he has going on, unless you count Twitter as writing. He likes all sorts of musics, especially that of the fast and loud variety. His favorite bands include They Might Be Giants, Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Reel Big Fish, Refused, letlive, Converge, Bad Religion, Enter Shikari, Beastie Boys, The Wonder Years, Queen, Andrew W.K., and The OneUps, among many others. He would do horrible, horrible things to Hayley Williams, Grace Perry, Dave Grohl (well, he would be the dominant here), Keith Buckley, and the lovely Stereotoid staff. Party hard.
: J.T. Murphy has been milling around the halls of Dtoid since 2009, surfacing occasionally to do something awesome, only to fade back into the shadows to preserve his mystique, intrigue, and severe social anxiety. He's been spending the past two years in the podcasting business, currently hosting a weekly two-hour video game music show, the Blue Shell Manifesto. J.T.'s been following the video game cover band and chipmusic scenes for several years. He's been to four MAGFests and three Bit Gen Gamer Fests, he owns 30 individual versions of the Wily stage theme from Mega Man 2, and he can (almost) tell the difference between an NES and Commodore 64 soundboard. Outside of the game music scene, he holds down work at a Philly-area rhythmic top-40 radio station, where he's developed a begrudging respect for Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, on top of his lifelong classic-rock and 90's-alternative listening habits.
: Crackity Jones has been on Destructoid since the one year anniversary. He is a co-host of Pocketoid and loves his music almost as much as he loves his video games. Crackity is a senior Comm major and writes for Gameranx when possible. All time favorite band: Radiohead. Musical Crushes: Regina Spektor, Laura Gibson, Karen O, Emily Haines, Jenny Lewis and tons of others. Mr. Jones listens to musical tunes from near every genre but he prefers his standbys of indie rock, electronica (trip-hop, chillwave, glitch, house, all kinds) and Hip-Hop. Crackity Jones lives his life by one rule and one rule only: Wu-Tang Clan ain't nuttin ta fuck wit.
Occams Electric Toothbrush
: Now, Occams won't be able to come back as a full-time badass unfortunately. Something to do with spreading the gospel at the nearest Quiznos or whatever it is that Occams does these days. He did, however, give me permission to use this quote in his place: “I'll go ahead and sit out a proper bio. I'll just be the zany
neighbor that pops in and talks about how he can't climax unless a cat
is in the room then arrange all the condiments in the fridge according
to date of expiration.”
: Apathy is a guy that does things. He can often be found on Twitter, or drunk, or drunk on Twitter. In recent times he has developed a bizarrely popular drunken alter ego by the name of Swagathy. But as much as Apathy loves booze, he'll never be able to love that as much as he loves music. His father being a DJ and his mother being a chorus singer, he was taught the value of music pretty young, and couldn't imagine what his life would be like without it. He considers David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Iggy Pop to be the coolest old people in the world. Artists he listens to on the regular include Against Me!, Alkaline Trio, At The Drive-In, Refused, Rancid, deadmau5, Rise Against, Foxy Shazam, Gorillaz, La Dispute, The Cure, letlive., and a revolving door of other music. He'll also beat your ass in Rock Band.
And that's us for now people. Keep your eyes peeled, we expect to resume normal operations immediately if not sooner! But not today. We know the rules. So I guess not immediately. Something like...immediately following tomorrow, or something. WHATEVER JUST KEEP AN EYE OUT.
Oh, and here's some pancakes! Because good traditions never die.