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Super Smash Band: Heroes

by Do a Barrel Roll!

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platinumazure The mashups in each track are bold, but they all work because this Do a Barrel Roll! lineup lays down TIGHT grooves. Their technique is a joy to listen to; everything just clicks!

"Bless the Mines" is so good. It's a funk cover of DKC2's Mining Melancholy until BAM, Africa comes in halfway-- but only for a bit, then we go back to DKC2. Then BAM, Africa comes back and it's here to stay! A glorious solo, then the song reverts to form to finish up. With its HOT transitions, this track is a banger! Favorite track: Bless the Mines.
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zandraxofnebulon dude these are like. the BEST covers. like holy shit. please listen to these. absolutely delicious from beginning to end. 💯💯💯 Favorite track: Crystal Caravan.
Wesley Berger
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Wesley Berger I've said it elsewhere, but seriously you really need to give this your attention. Video Game Music + Smash Bros Franchise + Pop-Culture Mashups + Talented Musicians/Arrangers - really? How can you not click [Buy]? DABR's new cover/mashup album 'Super Smash Band: HEROES' is excellent, original, and, in the most respectful way I can say it, "hilariously tasteful" when some of those mashups kick in. I am SO excited to receive my art booklet, and to see the follow-up "RIVALS" when they're ready. Favorite track: Neo Sawyer's Outta Tequila.
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    a 16-page booklet with beautiful artwork by Randall Drew featuring images of each character, as well as thoughtful text written by the band.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Super Smash Band: Heroes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Big Blue 02:10
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Kraid's Lair 03:54
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Ice Path 03:36
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Mid Boss 03:27
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Hospital 03:43
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Zoness 02:18

about

“Super Smash Band is a love letter to the Super Smash Bros. series of videogames by Nintendo. In these games, characters from all different types of franchises and genres that would never otherwise cross paths come together in the spirit of friendly competition.

I have been scheming about doing mashups with videogame themes and music from famous records for a long time. There were signs of this in older DABR recordings, even. Something in my brain causes me to highlight similarities and overlaps between things--especially in music--so I wanted to create an album that would allow me to put to tape my line of thought, as it were.

Super Smash Bros. has been an influence on the band since the very beginning, so it was only natural that I thought of it as a correlation with this project early on. Soon I had created a list of characters from the Smash games and had the idea to do a song that represents each character. Being that there are almost 100 characters now, I had to be a bit more selective and decided to split the project into two albums--one to represent the original 12 characters from the very first Super Smash Bros. game on the Nintendo 64, and a second album to cover a mix of newer characters as well as honorable-mention, fan-favorite characters that players are constantly clamoring for the addition of.

At that point, I presented the project idea to my bandmates, and we started selecting songs immediately from a larger pool that I had put together. A few of the mashup ideas were thought of before we ever started playing, but most of them were realized in the rehearsal space, and some were even refined during the recording phase. We are so immensely proud of this project and the excitement we can bring to audiences with this music. I really hope you enjoy Heroes, and please look forward to the second album Rivals in the near future!”

-Austin Colden

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released January 7, 2020

Daniel Brakke - bass guitar
Tom Brooks - guitar
Austin Colden - keyboards, guitar (tracks 2, 4, 6)
Andrew Goulson - drums
Cierra Hill - violin

Engineered by Brian Lenz, Andrew Goulson, and Ryan Tanner at Wooddale Church
Mixed by Andrew Goulson
Mastered by Andrew Hill
Produced by Do a Barrel Roll!
Artwork by Randall Drew

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Heroes of the Lylat System! A groove-based VGM band covering deep cuts and mashing them up with popular songs from outside the VGM world.

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