Order up a pie and crank up the volume, because The Pizza Underground has released its first music video.
The pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, featuring percussionist/kazoo player Macaulay Culkin, has released a grainy, lo-fi video compilation of some of their pizza-themed greatest hits, including “All the Pizza Parties” (a take on the Velvet Underground’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties”), “Pizza Gal” (“Femme Fatale”), and “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice” (“Walk on the Wild Side”). Presumably, videos for the Pizzas’ other hits “Papa John Says,” “I’m Beginning To Eat The Slice,” and “Cheese Days,” which are parodies of “Stephanie Says,” “I’m Beginning to See The Light” and “These Days,” respectively, are on their way.
While the band – Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kreutz, Deenah Vollmer, Austin Kilham and Culkin – has only played a few shows, they’ve been cranking out pizza-themed songs for over two years. They had operated well under the radar, though, until the death of Velvet Underground member Lou Reed thrust the cover band into the spotlight.
Since then, they have released a compilation album of pepperoni-and-cheese tunes, which according to Culkin, melted the Internet in cheesy, greasy goodness, along with a video featuring nothing but Culkin eating a piece of pizza for five minutes. That video went inexplicably viral in mid-December, proving that the Internet works in mysterious ways.
The Pizza Underground tour kicks off on Jan. 24 in Brooklyn. Check here to see if you’re within their delivery zone.
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