If you’re like me, you don’t just love Rick and Morty, you adore it. I was turned on to the brilliant show that lovingly turns sci-fi tropes on their ears by fellow FanboyNation writer Michael Colbert, and I can’t thank him enough. The show is brilliant and hilarious in its execution, and you never know how an episode is going to end as it is full of last minute turns and twists. Rick and Morty has a rabid fan-base, and for good reason. There are tons (not literally) of merchandise featuring the Smith family and their drunken genius grandfather, Rick, some of it official and some not quite so. And now we can add a concept album to the stack (figuratively, as it is only digital at this point) and a poster as well.
Allison Goertz is a Los Angeles based singer-songwriter who is more commonly known for her folky tunes with sultry vocals and whimsical pop culture infused lyrics, but for Sad Dance Songs she put down the guitar and picked up a synthesizer. The songs are catchy as all hell dance songs with the fun lyrical wordplay we’ve come to expect, except they’re all about Rick and Morty! The track titles such as Jeez Rick and I’m Sorry (Mr. Poopy Butthole) say it all, and on the track Look At Me she’s even joined by Mr. Nerdcore himself, MC Frontalot.
The album (more of an EP really) is available now in MP3, FLAC, and other formats for five dollars, with a print of the album cover for ten, and we even have a video for the title track, Dance Bitch, featuring Allie herself as Rick with Alex Hirsch as Morty. The video, much like the show itself, starts out seemingly silly with an increasing level of unseated dark humor, and again, you never see that ending coming. Wubba lubba dub dub, let’s get schwifty.
Sad Dance Songs is available now at bandcamp.