Well, here's a pleasant surprise for your weekend.
For the past few weeks, Nerdcore Hip-Hopster darling MC Frontalot has been teasing his fans with trickles of information regarding the release of his third album, Final Boss, the title track of which could be heard in Penny Arcade's recent On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness
episode before Front ever even mentioned the new album. A few weeks back, the release date was revealed to be November 4th, and we figured that would be the end of it for a matter of months.
So imagine, then, my surprise to discover that, yesterday, Front had posted new information regarding pre-orders for Final Boss. On it's own, not too outside the norm, but what IS surprising is that the reward for putting in a pre-order (only $16!) is the ability to download the entire album
in addition to getting the disc come November.
The download is still coming in on my shitty campus wi-fi, but I did listen to the first free single (available here
) and there doesn't seem to be any shark jumping occurring. So if you heard Front at PAX, but haven't heard much else, this would be a great time to jump in.