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Thursday, April 01, 2010


Hey, so the whole lawsuit thing was real. I mean fake. It was fake. No one is suing us. It was a really elaborate April Fool's joke we thought up like maybe 48 hours ago. Thanks to Bob Shedd for helping us find a place to host the website, and Aaron Campbell for doing all the programming. Thanks to the Village Voice for being cool and basically becoming out blog-bff over the last few days. Special thanks to Much Music for putting us on TV to talk about it and all the blogs and news websites (you know who you are) who fell for it. Also thanks to the almost 400 people who signed up to the facebook group to support us and the people that wrote complaints to Thriller. We know now that if anything actually goes wrong with our band, we'll be able to not count on your support again since we punked you so hard this time. Please read the entire hilarious defamation court document we prepared at the bottom of this page.

The NOT fake part of this whole thing is even more crazy it might blow your mind - the entire original sxsw article that got linked and twittered all over the place (literally - I've been watching our feedjit thing 20 hours a day for the last 4 days, there was a guy on our blog from Ramallah yesterday), and this entire April Fool's joke was just to go viral with the newest FU project - you guess it - Thriller Energy Drinks. We thought hard about those revenue streams and how money that used to go towards buying records is now going to buy music-related products. So to us it makes complete sense to as a band, try and grab a bit of that stream - so we're gonna market our own diy, music oriented energy drink. Check out these rad flavours:

Anti-Energy inspired by todays hottest bands. Do the cool with Thrill Wave, our slowest boost yet. Don't be fooled by the ultra fast pace of other energy boosts - Thrill Wave will have you in your seat contemplating your vibe for hours.

Now with 8 times the caffeine of other brands energy drinks. Need to write six exams at the same time, or just break the record for days without rest? This is the thrill for you. Lab tested to ensure Maximum Consciousness (TM) you won't be able to slow down!

Our most Energetific Thrill (TM), this can will rock your socks. Need to stay up all night and day studying for that big test, or just need to blast through a night at the worlds hippest clubs? Super Energy has twice the energy and twice the caffeine or our regular Thriller can. Bombs away!

The loudest energy around. Blast this compressed air energy can into any party or club and hear the energy vibes pick up and blast off. This high intensity air horn will pack in the decibels as well as the energy molecules.

Need your energy where you can chew it? Take it slow - dip it! Our patended high energy formula now in dip form. Pull it out, pack it in, side back and enjoy the thrill. Your mouth will be tingling with intense energy.

Don't have time to drink? Rub this energy infused power into your eyeballs, like they do in space! You'll feel like you can walk on air for the rest of your life. And you probably will!

Now that the hyper-marketing has started, we've also started production on these bad boys. Coming to a diy-record store near you this summer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No penises in the shadows?

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is why ben no longer acts.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

REALLY hope those energy drinks are real, at least. Pleaaase! (:

I agree, Ben's kind of a bad actor, but it's acorable, so all is forgiven. Haha

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, that was really fucking stupid. increasingly becoming an embarrassing band to like.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous ballercraig said...

This is whum taln bout, ain't as good as dat surp but sayin?

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It still doesn't change the fact that your band is a total piece of shit poseur outfit.

Your band sucks.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, fuck your band.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Young Guv said...

In my defence I was over acting to make it funnier afterwards that they still didnt even catch on. They also offered me a VJ gig. Also, whoever said I was a good actor anyways?


2:46 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Punk said...

Your pussy fake-punk band sucks ass.

Fuck you and your dumb stunt.

You wouldn't know punk rock if it hit you in your thick head.

You suck.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Roxanna said...

Wow, what's with all the haters?!
It was a good prank, Ben's a HILARIOUS actor, FU kicked people's asses with this stunt and their songs are so dense and interesting.

If you're gonna talk shit, at least have the courtesy to put your name. Pussies.

4:15 PM  
Blogger LSD said...

It was inspired, I loved the reaction and how it linked with the previous stuff!

I also love how its pissing people off!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name? Why? So you can write dumb shit about it?

Go back to your fake baby "punk" with it's "dense" songs.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do people feel like they need to label shit? at least they go out there and write songs and make a career out of it. all you do is sit in front of your computer and get pissed that they're making more money than you. joke's on you, guy.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

you guys leaving negative comments on here about a band you don't even like goes to show how stupid you are.

i hate the band hedley. doesn't mean i'm going to waste my time reading their website and leaving comments on their message board.

grow the fuck up.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya it really sucks when a band pulls an epic prank and basically controls some major media outlets for a whole afternoon. thats really shitty, and not super interesting and funny.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, writing anonymous comments is sooooo punk obviously!

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so many angry fucking comments!

dun worri guys, ur band isnt stoopid

da haters are jsut jealous

4:32 AM  
Blogger msc said...

lots of work went into your prank
why are so many angry?? is this sour grapes??
can I have same of that energy drink I will come to pick up,
I think I need the Thrill CAFFEINE,

11:21 AM  
Anonymous gih said...

Haha. what is going on? that's cool man.

4:57 AM  
Anonymous JK said...

Bah, thanks a lot for this. I totally sent a long-winded defense of you guys to dissuade these people. So yeah, you've got it right -- never again. Way to lose some real-deal fan support guys. Hope you're proud of this stupid stunt.

5:18 AM  
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11:50 AM  
Blogger HiddenWorld said...


12:12 PM  
Blogger Drawing Blood said...

I want the airhorn energy.

But seriously, all the energy-drink sponsored music festival stuff is on a much smaller scale here in Australia, so I read with curiosity and a bit of disbelief anyway. I generally avoid music festivals and events that are sponsored by companies like Monster, V, or Coca Cola. The last Soundwave line-up was just a bit too awesome to miss out on though.

I'm just going to keep drinking coffee though, sorry guys.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Pattaya Girls said...

yours was one of the better APril fools jokes this year.

nice gfx design on the nrg drinks too.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

LOL @ JK. You're going to stop liking a band because they pulled an APRIL FOOLS prank?? Wow, you must have been a real fan.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Rich and Famous said...

why do people feel like they need to label shit? at least they go out there and write songs and make a career out of it. all you do is sit in front of your computer and get pissed that they're making more money than you. joke's on you, guy.

Ha ha ha joke is on you, idiot.

You don't know who I am but you probably buy my records. I'm fucking richer and more famous than these losers, and certainly more than you.
Ha ha dumbass.

12:05 PM  
Blogger LSD said...

Wow, are you Mariah Carey?

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking maybe the Billy Talent dudes, haha.

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