MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week: Electric Guest


When one of the people in your band goes by the name “Cornbread” and your music has been compared to The Troggs, The Seeds and The Zombies, of course Danger Mouse is going to want to produce your debut album. After eclectic musical beginnings (to say the least — one of these dudes learned drums from some guy at his local Lowes), Electric Guest are prepping for the release of their debut album, Mondo, out April 24. Musicians Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton (aka “Cornbread”) make up the group, and we thought it was about time you get to know these guys so you can say you knew them when.

Up first, we’ve got the premiere of Electric Guest’s video, “This Head I Hold,” which might be the best video of all time. We see Asa (who you might recognize as The Lonely Island‘s Jorma Taccone’s little bro) prepping for a “Napoleon Dynamite”-like talent competition. As his audition nears, dude is seriously buggin’ on nerves. Once the judges call his name, homeboy bolts. He just starts running and running and running until he ends up in the desert. Then there’s like, a two-minute montage of what it would be like if he never goes through with his audition and ends up as some nomad living with a random desert woman and child. Then boom, back to the audition where Asa faces his fears and nails it. Moral of the story: Don’t become a weird old desert man — follow your dreams.

Check out more videos with Electric Guest after the jump, where the band opens up about how they met, their vocal sensibilities and their musical future. Electric Guest’s debut album, Mondo, drops April 24.

+ Watch Electric Guest’s “This Head I Hold” video below, and check out more interviews and videos with band after the jump.

Electric Guest On How They Met

Electric Guest On Their Sound

Electric Guest On Their Vocal Sensibility

Electric Guest On Their Debut Album, Mondo

Electric Guest On The Future

Electric Guest, “This Head I Hold (Live)”