OMG, dudes, it's a week before DROPKICK MURPHYS begin their annual St. Patrick's Day hometown stand. And, this being an Olympic year, it's also the release of another Live on St. Patrick's Day CD/DVD, on the band's Warner Bros-distributed label Born & Bred. And, this being an early-Easter year, it's also about a week and a half before Opening Day. You know what that means: Irish Mardi Gras on Lansdowne Street! Also: a shitload of Dropkick Murphys-related marketing. No, seriously: the internet is suddenly greener than Twitter during an Iranian uprising. And SPIN hasn't even debuted the video for "State of Massachusets" yet!
Do we complain? No, we do not. Instead, we embed. Let's have at it, shall we?
1. ALTERNATIVE PRESS DEBUTS VIDEO FOR "GOD WILLING"
GRATUITOUS AL BARR QUOTE: Al Barr tells AP: "We had a kid in a kilt onstage yesterday sitting on an amp during 'Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced' who must have been 7 years old. [Laughs.] It leaves me hoping for the future."
2. AOL DEBUTS VIDEO FOR "SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON" FEAT. MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
GRATUITOUS AL BARR QUOTE: "Massachusetts has plenty of fussy blue laws, but Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr is reasonably sure there's no prohibition against his band sharing a stage with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. 'As far as we know, it's perfectly legal,' Barr tells Spinner with a laugh."
3. MLB.COM DEBUTS DROPKICK MURPHYS FAN PAGE
Not only is Major League Baseball debuting the live video for "Tessie," they've also collected a "This Is Your Life" of ballpark-themed Murphys clips -- remember that time they danced with Papelbon?
GRATUITOUS KEN CASEY QUOTE: "The Red Sox have a 6-0 record when the band has played Fenway before
the game. 'We like to think of ourselves as a good luck charm, and it
seems to be working. The last time we played a game before the Red Sox
was the '07 Game 7 ALCS Championship against Cleveland.' "
4. VIDEO FOR "KISS ME I'M SHITFACED" DEBUTS AS CUSTOMIZABLE E-CARD WITH LEAST ENTHUSIASTIC "HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY" EVER.
GRATUITOUS BAND GREETING CARD QUOTE: "Ehhhhhhhhhh....." 5. DROPKICK MURPHYS COULDN'T FIND ANYONE ELSE TO PREMIERE THE OFFICIAL DVD TRAILER
Damn shame when you have to just go put the thing on YouTube. You'd have thunk Subway or Jameson's or someone would've ponied up a few pints for this bitch.