Garfunkel and Oates, the comedy folk duo, released a new music video on their YouTube channel called “29 and 31,” chronicling the drastic change that can happen to a person in two years. The duo, composed of Upright Citizen Brigade’s Kate Micucci (Raising Hope) and Riki Lindhome (host on Nerdist network), came together in 2009 taking on the names of “two famous rock-and-roll second bananas.”
Besides “29 and 31” the group has recorded other theme-driven songs like “Sex with Ducks” about same-sex marriage, “Me, You, and Steve” about being on a date with a guy who’s best friend keeps showing up, and “Pregnant Women are Smug” – self-explanatory. Not to mention their animated video by Deanna Rooney “My Apartment is Very Clean Without You” that deals with conflicting emotions after a break-up.
Besides being regulars on The Tonight Show and featured on Childish Gambino’s album Culdesac, the duet are also developing an HBO series based around their music.
The incorporation of a musical instrument within a stand-up routine is not by any means new, but seems to have regained popularity and trend. And when done well, can be both charming and hilarious. Pick up their newest album “Slippery When Moist” here!
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