At last, the week has arrived. Tenacious D's first album in six years, "Rize of the Fenix," will be available tomorrow (although you can currently stream the entire album on Soundcloud). Their second official music video from the record, "The Roadie," pays tribute to some of the most unrecognized members of any touring band: the road crew and guitar techs. Danny McBride plays the roadie in question, assisting the D's technical requests, and fulfilling things they didn't even know they need (or want). The video was directed by McBride's "Eastbound and Down" collaborator Jody Hill.
We first saw a glimme of hope that the D's new record would be a return to form after the short film "To Be the Best" was a smash hit on the Internet, reintroducing old fans to the rock/comedy duo, and bringing in plenty of new devotees as well. They then released a more proper music video of the titular track "Rize of the Fenix."
The album will be released on CD, mp3 and vinyl tomorrow, May 15. A special Best Buy exclusive of the album will include bonus tracks and a DVD with music videos.
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