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Con Bro Chill
October 28, 2012 2:41 AM   Subscribe

"When LMFAO, OK GO, and Freddy Mercury were smashed together, the Power Party Pop group 'Con Bro Chill' was born."
"Con Bro Chill is a band with my brother and my two best buds. We just released a new album called 3D Music. We just went on a tour in the off-season in Boston. We have a big Internet presence. We’re totally goofy and fun. It kind of started as some lacrosse videos that we put up. It’s just a character that I play this[sic] is pretty spazzy and ridiculous and kind of developed into where we wanted it to go into music."
Connor Martin earned the nickname "Con Bro Chill" while playing lacrosse at Chapman University. He was drafted by Major League Lacrosse's Denver Outlaws and now plays for the expansion team the Ohio Machine. For fun, he started making goofy dance tracks. His musical side career is no secret in the lacrosse community, though the reactions there have been mixed.

With Con Bro Chill's unique set of dance moves, fashion, and their own take on their demographic's slang, with terms like "Broseidon" and "broverload", it's almost hard to tell if they're ironic or sincere. Their tracks could be described as dance party music, often with a message.

The band started with "Come To My Party" in December 2009. "Power Happy" features a Merry Pranksters-style party bus and day-glo outfits, not to mention lacrosse sticks and skateboards. "Respect Your Partner" exhorts listeners to dance in more pure ways, as people did at school dances "when the Pilgrims were in charge." "Partied Out" informs us about partying too hard: "If you party on the weekends every day, you're gonna get partied out." The video features Tom and Gary's Decentralized Dance Party (previously), with "2,000 people under a bridge in Portland".
"What Con Bro Chill is and how Con Bro Chill’s future will unfold still remains to be seen. But who cares, you should come party with us. For the kids."
posted by knile (21 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Small confession is that I love this sort of crappy recorded-digitally-at-every-level dance music. Whether it's Aqua, Rednex, Toy Box, or Venga Boys, I love this stuff to death. But I completely, utterly, totally understand why people wouldn't like it at all. Truly one of the worst parts of my character.

Now I'm going to make every living thing around me for 2000 feet regret being alive. Excuse me.
posted by jscott at 3:40 AM on October 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Hey wow, it's the background music for the 2008 edition of Coach Z's 110% Hustle for Sports!
posted by 1adam12 at 3:43 AM on October 28, 2012


It's not really the kind of music I listen to, though watching these videos I realize I've heard a few of their songs before. But with this kind of thing I'm never quite sure what parts are serious and what parts are self-consciously ironic, as the FPP mentions.
posted by Forktine at 6:39 AM on October 28, 2012


I think Turquoise Jeep Records is a bit more my style
posted by stifford at 7:36 AM on October 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


If it keeps bros content and partying at reasonable levels, I'm all for it.
posted by chairface at 8:00 AM on October 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Eine Kleine Bromusik
posted by bicyclefish at 8:52 AM on October 28, 2012 [6 favorites]


I don't like the name of this band. It kind of reads to me like "Con Bro Chili," and that's just gross. I also don't like the name (or style) of LMFAO. I do like OK Go and Freddy Mercury.
posted by limeonaire at 10:14 AM on October 28, 2012


partying at reasonable levels

This is not the rallying cry of hedonism.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:20 AM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I also don't like the name (or style) of LMFAO. I do like OK Go and Freddy Mercury.

I don't like LMFAO or OK Go but I do like Freddy Mercury.

Where are we going with this?
posted by item at 11:09 AM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, if we proceed systematically, there are six more subsets to be considered.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:21 AM on October 28, 2012 [10 favorites]


still think this decade is defensible?
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 11:24 AM on October 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I loved these videos. They are like the 90s met youtube.
posted by Strass at 12:02 PM on October 28, 2012


"When LMFAO, OK GO, and Freddy Mercury were smashed together

at least three people got awkward erections.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:07 PM on October 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


... and for once, none of them were Republican anti-gay crusaders.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:24 PM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: this is not the ralllying cry for hedonism.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:46 PM on October 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I didn't expect that in watching that video the mysteries of taters would be solved.
posted by Lemurrhea at 4:28 PM on October 28, 2012


When LMFAO, OK GO, and Freddy Mercury were smashed together

Hah, no.

This is... Andrew W.K., to the power of Andrew W.K.

Freddie. Freddie Mercury.
posted by Mike Smith at 11:11 PM on October 28, 2012


Freddie. Freddie Mercury.
Doh, I knew there should've been another [sic] somewhere in there!

And good call on the Andrew W.K. comparison.
posted by knile at 12:55 AM on October 29, 2012


Which one is Freddie Mercury?

"When LMFAO, OK GO, and Freddy Mercury were smashed together ...

I thought that role was already claimed by Foxy Shazam.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:25 PM on October 29, 2012


I also don't like the name (or style) of LMFAO. I do like OK Go and Freddy Mercury.

I don't like LMFAO or OK Go but I do like Freddy Mercury.

Where are we going with this?


Nowhere. Just talkin'.
posted by limeonaire at 6:08 PM on October 30, 2012


I have to say it: I am enjoying the hell out of these bros in their crazy neon and with all the hair. I don't even care. This is amusing.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:37 AM on October 31, 2012


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