The Show Is The Rainbow
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The Show Is The Rainbow


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The best kept secret in music


"Zero Magazine"

One of the most interesting artists to come along recently is SAF Records’ The Show is the Rainbow AKA one man: Darren Keen. The band is a funnier equivalent to Britain’s one man band The Streets (Mike Skinner).

Gymnasia is Keen’s second album. He has a Beck-like flow going on although his lyrics are really what makes this album. First track “Gothic Cajun” ends with the line “all I wanted was to fuck and suck and come.” Good stuff. Track “Do the Skinny” is great too with “she lost three fifty now she feels fucking foxy/she shakes and shows her shit at shows all over town.” Song “Safe Art” is also hilarious: “I’ll never write what all you crowds say I should write/I’ll never write what all you hipsters say I should write.” All the while, there are some cool electronic beats going on in the background Chemical Brothers style.

Darren Keen is quite talented and I suggest picking this album up for a good laugh and expanding your musical preferences.

- Zero Magazine


barry sure wrote a lot of songs about all the girls he's loved - cdep 1000 copies. sold out
correcting dog behavior problems using dog radartron - cd ep 1000 copies. sold out
baila con mi hija - 7" ep. 500 copies. sold out.
radboyz ONLY!!!! - cd full length. still in print. a lot sold.
the perfect push - 7"ep 300 copies. still in print.
gymnasia - cd/lp still in print. produced by joel p. of the faint.


Feeling a bit camera shy


I am a dude from the midwest who is just jamming out and being drunk and having a ton of fun making music that I love. I think that pop culture is at a really low point right now. there are no rebels, no cool dudes for kids to look up to, and that sucks. I make honest music, that is very wierd. I thought I was talking over awesome weirdo music, like Frank Zappa, but a lot of people compare me to Beck or The Streets. Whatever! I'm just having fun.

I tour a lot, and play with all kinds of bands, from xbxrx to girl talk to mindless self indulgence to the locust to neil hamburger to melt banana. Live, I have a projector and video screen on stage, so I can run around on the floor and be peoples friend.