High Five! from WhoaBear
Electro hip-pop duo WhoaBear recently took a break from promoting their latest self-titled album (released on June 11) to give us this week’s High Five! It’s no secret WhoaBear blends the traditions of Americana folk music with their love of danceable hip-hop beats along the lines of Dr. Dre, Primus and The New Deal. However, WhoaBear has another love: television and cinema.
"TV and movies are the main subject of any conversation. Anything satirical, or off-the-wall are welcome in our eyes and ears," lead vocalist and synth player Beau Dodson said. Dodson was even a visible extra in the 2012 Steven Spielberg film, Lincoln. The band, also including drummer Adam Penkert, lays out their top five television series in this week’s High Five! Stay tuned and listen to their most recent single, "Rock Em Up."
"We are consistently amazed at how many people have no idea what Delocated is...the greatest, that's what. Jon Glaser is a comic genius and when we stopped in Brooklyn on our recent tour, we just asked around for him...to no avail."
2. Arrested Development
"Of course Arrested is on the list, and I feel like that's sorta self-explanatory; I mean, David Cross!" (Cross plays Tobias Fünke in the series)
3. The Mighty Boosh
"If you have ever seen The Mighty Boosh (and please something besides 'Old Gregg'), then you know how incredibly creative they are and that is endlessly inspiring to us."
"No doubt Seinfeld made its way to the list. Infinitely quotable, and the definition of 'timeless' in my book (but then again so is Sunny in Philadelphia! Geez it's getting tough to decide here...)"
"Workaholics is great at being absurd as well and definitely succeeds at keeping our attention even when not watching the show. Little tid-bits pop up in our heads and demand a re-watch immediately. But I suppose thats why all of these fine programs made it onto this list. Immediately."
Listen to WhoaBear's "Rock Em Up" below.
To celebrate the end of the nine to five, a Green Light Go staff member or artist will leave you with their short list of favorite things, better known as the High Five!