I can't imagine anyone gets more joy from Coheed and Cambria press releases than I do. They remind me of the pleasure I get going through a dollar store where I find knock-off versions of products made somewhere in Asia with tortured English text that is found poetry. The word combinations are often awe-inspiringly inexplicable. In a C and C press release, the writing is all grammatical using words I recognize, but at a basic level, I still don't understand what's going on. Here's part of the most recent:
Claudio Sanchez, the mastermind behind the rock band Coheed and Cambria, has debuted a new comic strip, called KILL AUDIO, on Myspace. The first four mini-issues in the series will also be included in Image Comics' collaborative graphic novel, PopGun, this summer.
"I really wanted the strip to be a fun read," admitted Sanchez, "so I decided to tie some elements of music and pop culture into a more satirical story than I've done in the past."
KILL AUDIO is a dark, comedic tale of a man growing annoyed with his own immortality. Along with a long list of eccentric companions and a bumbling, yet tenacious villain at his heels, he embarks on a quest to find his purpose in life.
Sanchez also announced that he will introduce a limited edition, 7" vinyl toy of KILL AUDIO at this year's San Diego Comic Con, July 24-27. It will then find its way into vinyl toyshops across the nation.
"The idea for the doll actually came first. I wanted to do a 'likeness doll', but not just a doll with a guitar in his hand. It had to have more personality and stand alone as a vinyl figure," Sanchez continued. "I played around with the name Kill Audio and ended up with a character who's not only being constantly killed himself, but later in the story finds hidden meaning in his namesake. The whole idea just snowballed from there. I couldn't be happier with the way it came together."
Also, today, MYSPACE will be premiering the video Coheed made themselves for the song "Gravemakers and Gunslingers," off their current record, No World for Tomorrow (Columbia).
"I played around with the name Kill Audio and ended up with a character who's not only being constantly killed himself, but later in the story finds hidden meaning in his namesake." I suppose he means "name" not "namesake," but beyond that, I don't understand anything. Or, more accurately, anything I get sounds crappy and egomaniacal, so much so that I can't be right. And even if it is just crappy and egomaniacal, the name Kill Audio sounds as random as the slogan on a tin of Japanese cat food.