(PHOTO CREDIT : Bob Scott)
Royal Mountain Records (Mac DeMarco, Alvvays, PUP, METZ) is capping off a big year by welcoming their newest signing, Nightseeker – the non-fictional band of fictional character Dean from FUBAR – to their expanding roster.
Like Alice Cooper, Dean Murdoch is the onstage personality of Paul Spence, co-creator of FUBAR and composer of music in both films. And while the films are comedies, Nightseeker is as serious about their craft as witches at a coven. There are no winks to the camera. Every song is on point, even if the lyrics are about needing to impregnate the universal goodness with rock to insure the propagation of humankind.
“I like the fact that Royal Mountain Records has a mountain in the name,” says Murdoch (Spence). “To me that’s stable and wise and also may contain precious ore and or minerals. And might possibly have a secret base inside, with cannons, tanks, and deadly lazers. We recorded this record with Ian Blurton, the genius who produced FUBAR’s last movie. He truly is a magic man of metal. This album, is a concept. One man’s journey from the edge of destruction, to the outer reaches of space, to save mankind, and to meet beautiful amazon warrior women in the process. This is the greatest fantasy rock album ever."
In 2000, FUBAR hit the theatres and there began an epic journey towards becoming a cult classic and an integral part of the Canadian comedy landscape. In 2010 the sequel to FUBAR was released, giving birth to the band Nightseeker, who composed and recorded the music for the soundtrack. In November of 2017 Viceland premiered the new eight-episode series based on the mockumentary about two hockey-haired metalheads, featuring Nightseeker’s current line-up. It’s funny, it’s crazy, and the music is awesome, most of which is featured on the Nightseeker album.
Keep an eye out for Nightseeker’s debut album to drop in early 2018 via Royal Mountain Records.