Starbomb (album)

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Starbomb
Studio album by Starbomb
ReleasedDecember 17, 2013
RecordedApril - November 2013 at
Los Angeles, United States
GenreComedy, hip hop, synthpop, nerdcore hip hop
Length26:58
LabelSelf-released
ProducerBrian Wecht (exec.), David Dominguez, Gabe Rocha, Arin Hanson
Starbomb chronology
Starbomb
(2013)
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(2014)
 
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Starbomb
Studio album by Starbomb
ReleasedDecember 17, 2013
RecordedApril - November 2013 at
Los Angeles, United States
GenreComedy, hip hop, synthpop, nerdcore hip hop
Length26:58
LabelSelf-released
ProducerBrian Wecht (exec.), David Dominguez, Gabe Rocha, Arin Hanson
Starbomb chronology
Starbomb
(2013)
-
(2014)

Starbomb is the eponymous debut studio album by American comedy supergroup Starbomb, composed of Leigh Daniel Avidan and Brian Wecht of American comedy duo Ninja Sex Party and Flash animator and internet personality Arin Hanson (also known as "Egoraptor"), also known from Game Grumps.[1] Starbomb brings together the sexually provocative music stylings of NSP and the video game-based humor of Egoraptor. The album was released on December 17, 2013.

Background[edit]

Shortly after Leigh Daniel Avidan joined Game Grumps in June 2013,[2] fan speculation and leaks hinted at Avidan working on a new music project with Brian Wecht and Arin Hanson. Fans also discovered earlier hints about the band before Dan joined, as well. Avidan stated during his guest appearance on the July 12, 2013 stream of Polaris video gaming show Friendzone! that he was thinking of names for a new music project he was starting with Ninja Brian.[3]

Promotion[edit]

Starbomb was, eventually, unveiled on December 2, 2013, with a minute-long snippet of "I Choose You to Die" being released on Ninja Sex Party's official YouTube channel on the same day, with the announcement that their debut album would be released in two weeks on December 17, 2013.[4][5] The album was promoted further with an additional two more snippets, "Mega Marital Problems"[6] and "Crasher-Vania",[7] released on December 10, 2013; a fourth and final snippet from Starbomb, "Sonic's Best Pal", was released on the eve of the album's release on December 16, 2013.[8] In further promotion of Starbomb, Starbomb T-shirts, official posters and stickers were made available to purchase on Rodeo Arcade, with versions of the album available to purchase with the merchandise as well when the album was released.[9]

A music video for "Luigi's Ballad" was released on December 17, 2013 and was directed and animated by Hanson, with additional animation by Studio Yotta.[10] Another animated music video was later released for the song "Rap Battle: Ryu vs. Ken" which was animated by Spazkidin3D.[11] On April 8, 2014 another animated music video, for "It's Dangerous to Go Alone", was released on Egoraptor's channel, directed by Joel C and animated by Studio Yotta. A lyric video for the song "Regretroid" was released on March 11, 2014, with typography by Octopimp, and a "rap-along" version of the song "I Choose You To Die" was released on March 25, 2014. This version featured famous YouTube personalities rapping along to different parts of the song. It included Rocco Botte, Ashly Burch, Keith Apicary, James Rolfe, Markiplier, Dude Huge, Jirard the Completionist, ProJared, Steve Kardynal, Chloe Dykstra, and Smooth McGroove.

Free Starbomb Pin[edit]

Many people had shipping issues with the CD version of Starbomb, so a video was put up on Egoraptor's channel on May 20, 2014 as an apology, and to make up for it, a free Starbomb pin was going to be shipped to anyone who ordered the album before May 23, 2014. This gave people a chance to order the CD before the 23rd so they could get this limited edition pin. The pins were shipped July 7, 2014.

Reception[edit]

Commercial[edit]

The album has managed to hit #12 overall album on iTunes, #1 on iTunes comedy along with #1 rap album and overall album at the time of its release.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Brian Wecht, Leigh Daniel Avidan, and Arin Hanson. 

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"  1:23
2."I Choose You to Die"  1:59
3."Luigi's Ballad"  2:28
4."It's Dangerous to Go Alone"  2:41
5."Mega Marital Problems"  2:31
6."Rap Battle: Ryu vs. Ken"  1:58
7."Crasher-vania"  2:46
8."The Book of Nook"  1:59
9."Sonic's Best Pal"  2:08
10."Regretroid"  1:57
11."Kirby's Adventures in Reamland"  2:01
12."The Simple Plot of Final Fantasy 7"  2:50
13."Outro"  0:40
Total length:
26:58

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (2013)Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13]102
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[14]6
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15]1
US Top Independent Albums (Billboard)1
US Top Comedy Albums (Billboard)[16]1

Release history[edit]

RegionDateFormatLabelCatalog no.
Australia[17]December 17, 2013Digital download, StreamSelf-releasednone
United Kingdom[18]
United States[19]
United States[20][21]December 18, 2013CD888174457543

References[edit]

  1. ^ Napierski, Steve (2013-12-19). "Luigi’s Ballad". Dueling Analogs. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ Amini, Tina. "Fans Are Upset Over YouTube Duo 'Game Grumps' Break-Up". Kotaku. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "NinjaSexParty Dan, Commander Holly, and Chad - FriendZone! - Polaris". Polaris. YouTube, Google. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Egoraptor and NSP are STARBOMB!". Arin Hanson. Show You. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Herd, James. "Egoraptor and Ninja Sex Party announce their newest project: STARBOMB". Pixcelation Entertainment. WordPress. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Starbomb Is Coming NEXT WEEK!". Ninja Sex Party. YouTube, Google. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "STARBOMB Debut Album Pre-Order - GET HYPED!!". Game Grumps. YouTube, Google. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Starbomb drops TOMORROW!". Ninja Sex Party. YouTube, Google. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Starbomb". Rodeo Arcade. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Bonds, Ian. "Starbomb is here, shove it in your eyes and earholes". Destructoid. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  11. ^ Aziz, Hamza (2014-03-18). "Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks". Destructoid. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  12. ^ "Arin and Danny Sexbang Starbomb AMA at 4pm on /r/IAMA". Polaris. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  13. ^ Illegal name entered Starbomb/Starbomb/chart?f=305 "Starbomb Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Starbomb. Prometheus Global Media.
  14. ^ "Illegal name entered Starbomb/Starbomb/chart?f=335 Starbomb Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Starbomb. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Illegal name entered Starbomb/Starbomb/chart?f=324 Starbomb Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Starbomb. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. ^ "Illegal name entered Starbomb/Starbomb/chart?f=Illegal name entered Top Comedy Albums Starbomb Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Comedy Albums for Starbomb. Prometheus Global Media.
  17. ^ "Starbomb". iTunes AU. Apple Inc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Starbomb". iTunes GB. Apple Inc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Starbomb". iTunes US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Starbomb by Starbomb". CD Baby. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "PREORDER - Starbomb - CD". Products. Rodeo Arcade. Retrieved 13 December 2013.