Nate Fernald

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Mar 5

Last night I was on The Pete Holmes Show. And I’ve got video to prove it!

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Tutorial: How To Be An Actor

Great advice for aspiring actors!

Spectacular new episode of Best Web Series featuring Comedian Robert!

Best Web Series is picking up some real steam! Episode 3 features special guest Comedian named Mike from television!

Feb 5

BEST WEB SERIES EPISODE 2! NOW LIVE! TELL ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA!

Alice Wetterlund (from MTV’s GirlCode) and me (from MTV’s BabyCode) finally launched our new webseries. It’s been almost two years in the making and we’re really proud of it. Please watch it and spread the word! New episodes every week!

Jan 9
The new Team Submarine album “Glass Matthew” is now available! Me and Steve are really proud of this album. You can own it for LIFE by getting it on iTunes RIGHT HERE.
And if you’re one of those folks who likes their media of the physical sort, we pressed a limited edition CD. Only 300 made and each one is hand-numbered! They feature artwork by the great Lisa Hanawalt, come with a bonus digital EP called “Trash Matthew” that features all the out-takes from the album AND you get a pog from my personal high-school pog collection. Sounds great, right? Grab one of those at bandcamp here while supplies last! Oh, AND it comes with a FREE copy of our first album “Correctamundo!” What’s not to like?
I genuinely think it’s a great comedy album. It would be my favorite comedy album if I didn’t hate the sound of my own voice.

The new Team Submarine album “Glass Matthew” is now available! Me and Steve are really proud of this album. You can own it for LIFE by getting it on iTunes RIGHT HERE.

And if you’re one of those folks who likes their media of the physical sort, we pressed a limited edition CD. Only 300 made and each one is hand-numbered! They feature artwork by the great Lisa Hanawalt, come with a bonus digital EP called “Trash Matthew” that features all the out-takes from the album AND you get a pog from my personal high-school pog collection. Sounds great, right? Grab one of those at bandcamp here while supplies last! Oh, AND it comes with a FREE copy of our first album “Correctamundo!” What’s not to like?

I genuinely think it’s a great comedy album. It would be my favorite comedy album if I didn’t hate the sound of my own voice.

Jan 8

FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2013

I always make a list of my favorite albums every year, but I usually forget to post it. But I liked Brad’s list so much that in inspired me WEB IT UP.

Also, please not that this list is “FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2013.” Favorite. I didn’t get to listen to a lot of things I was supposed to this year, but these are the albums I found myself listening to the most. Also, it’s in reverse order because you were gonna skip to the end anyway, INTERNET GENERATION.

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1. Neko Case - “The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight The More I Love You” I would’ve loved to write more words about how great I think this album is, but I got way too tired typing out it’s title. Key Tracks: Night Still Comes, City Swan, Ragtime

2. Mike Krol - “Trust Fund” Full disclosure: Mike Krol is a personal friend who let me borrow his sleeping bag for two months. But I promise that has no bearing on how much I love his music. I put his albums on repeat like I’m still some high schooler who only owns two records. Listen to it and buy it. Key Tracks: Straaange, Cease and Desist, Fourth of July

3. Beaujolais - “Cymbals” I didn’t even know this was coming out until it magically appeared on the Internet a couple weeks ago. It’s an odds-and-ends collection from one of my favorite songwriters of all time. HEFTY STATEMENT: For me, Joe Ziemba’s music fills the void that was left when Weezer stopped making good music. Hooks so good that you don’t realize how good they are until the fifth listen. I dare you to e-mail me and ask me to tell you more about this. Key Tracks: Our Purple Moment, Somehow Bigger, Horns

4. Okkervil River - “The Silver Gymnasium” These guys pretty much did all they could do with the sound that made people like them in the first place. So they tried something new and I think it works VERY WELL. And it comes with a MAP! Come for the album, stay for the MAP! Map. Key Tracks: Where The Spirit Left Us, Down Down The Deep River, White 

5. Brigthon MA - “Oh Lost” Get over yourself and listen to the song Touch already! It’s stupid how few people have heard this - it’s totally right up 2013’s alley. Key Tracks: Touch, White Flag, Sweet Delusions

6. The Joy Formidable - “Wolf’s Law” This is the only band I would go see if they were playing in an arena, because those are the only places that can make their music as loud as it should be. See you at Friendster Arena, JF! Key Tracks: Cholla, The Leopard And The Lung, Maw Maw Song

7. PAPA - “Tender Madness” I feel like this whole album should be played on the radio except for the last song. Key Tracks: I Am The Lion King, Cotton Candy, Get Me Through The Night

8. Yo La Tengo - “Fade” Like most Yo La Tengo albums, this Yo La Tengo album sounds like a Yo La Tengo album. These guys know what they’re doing! But this one is under an hour long, so I can listen to it more. Key Tracks: Well You Better, Ohm, Before We Run

9. Josh Berwanger - “Strange Stains” If I drank beer or played baseball I would do both of those things while listening to this album. Key Tracks: Time Traveler, Baby Loses Her Mind, Spirit World

10. Los Campesinos! - “No Blues” I can’t get any of my friends to like this band. But I guess that’s their problem because I’M HAVING A GREAT TIME. Key Tracks: Avocado Baby, For Flotsam, What Death Leaves Behind

There were some other really good albums that came out this year that I didn’t get to listen to enough. But I’ll do that later and then maybe one year they will make it onto THIS list:

“Best Non-2013 Albums of 2013.” That is, albums that came out before 2013, but I discovered in 2013. Pretty exciting, right? I mean, with “Favorite Albums of 2013” you can probably guess at least a few things that are gonna be on it, so who even cares? But this? ALMOST EVERY ALBUM IN THE WORLD IS FAIR GAME. Anyway, here they are:

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Loud Family - “Interbabe Concern” Game Theory is maybe my favorite band (maybe). This is Scott Miller’s band he formed after Game Theory broke up and is every bit as good as Game Theory. Fucking stupid how good this album is. Key Tracks: Don’t Respond She Can Tell, Where They Walk Over Saint Therese, I No Longer Fear The Headless

Ted Leo - “Shake The Sheets” You know how when you live near a zoo or something, but you never go there just because you’re like “It’s THERE. I’ll go later.” That’s how I’ve been with Ted Leo. But I saw him play at the Scott Miller (see above) tribute show (side note: Scott Miller died and that is a huge bummer) and I thought he was great. So I went out and bought ALL OF HIS ALBUMS. And I think they’re all great. Even that one nobody likes! My favorite is probably “Hearts of Oak,” but the above graphic needed more color so I chose “Shake The Sheets” instead. But either way, you can’t go wrong. Key Tracks: Bleeding Powers, Me And Mia, Heart Problems

Parlovr - “Kook Soul” I thought this album was your standard good album, but then I realized that I listened to it over 100 times and was like “Cool. Much more than good.” This is what the Arcade Fire might sound like if they were more into babes and didn’t care about making a difference or whatever it is they’re doing with those TWO BONGO PLAYERS THEY HAVE NOW. Key Tracks: Holding Onto Something, Now That You’re Gone, Bad Faith

Power of Dreams - “Immigrants, Emigrants and Me” I can’t believe this album didn’t take over the world in 1990. Seriously, there are like ten hit singles on this thing. What gives? Maybe it’s because their name sounds like they’re a Christian prog-rock band. Who knows! Key Tracks: Stay, Joke’s On Me, 100 Ways To Kill A Love

Dexys Midnight Runners - “Too-Rye-Ay” You know that song Come On Eileen that everyone loves? Did you know that band made an album full of songs that are just as good? Key Tracks: Celtic Soul Brothers, Let’s Make This Precious, All In All This One Last Wild Waltz

Black Box Recorder - “The Facts Of Life” I got all of the Black Box Recorder albums, but I like this one best. It’s the guy from The Auteurs, the drummer from Jesus and Mary Chain and a lady with a voice that makes me want to fall in love with a COMPUTER (whatever THAT means!) Key Tracks: Gift Horse, The Art of Driving, French Rock N Roll

The Swimming Pool Q’s - “The Swimming Pool Q’s” These guys should have dominated the air waves in the 80’s, but instead they got stuck opening for Lou Reed. Can’t have it all, I guess! This is disc one of a two-disc re-issue. I like both discs! Key Tracks: The Knave, Pull Back My Spring, Silver Slippers

The Reivers - “The End Of The Day” Another one of those forgotten 80’s bands I love so much. Get a life, Nate! Key Tracks: Your Secrets Are Not Safe, Discontent Of Winter, Star Telegram

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - “Let Love In” I got a box of eight Nick Cave CD’s on eBay for like $10 or something. A couple of them were too scary for me, but the rest were great. This one is maybe my favorite because it has the song “Nobody’s Baby Now,” which is enough to make any album my favorite. Key Tracks: Nobody’s Baby Now, Lay Me Low, Loverman

Life Without Buildings - “Any Other City” I bid $16 for this on eBay and LOST, but then I found it in a store for $5 and WON. I love it, but it is very possible you will hate it because the singing is straight-up WEIRD. And that’s fine! Key Tracks: The Leanover, PS Exclusive, Envoys

I’m a little late on this, but I figured out a solution for the whole Black Santa/White Santa debate: ALL BEARD SANTA.

I’m a little late on this, but I figured out a solution for the whole Black Santa/White Santa debate: ALL BEARD SANTA.

VERY IMPORTANT DISTINCTION. Definitely don’t regret doing this.

VERY IMPORTANT DISTINCTION. Definitely don’t regret doing this.