Tenacious D have shared a new song, ‘Hope’, taken from the first episode of their new series, Post-Apocalypto.
The six-part animated series will lead up to the comedy-rock duo’s new album, which shares its name with the programme and is due for release on November 2.
Today (September 28), the first episode was released and finds Jack Black and Kyle Gass navigating the aftermath of an atomic bomb, including some strange creatures, like a two-headed dog. You can watch the episode and listen to ‘Hope’ below now.
Black has hand-drawn every frame of the Post-Apocalypto series himself, and the characters are voiced by himself and Gass.
The pair announced ‘Post-Apocalypto’ earlier this month, revealing at the time that Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl would play drums on the record. The full tracklist for the record is as follows:
‘TAKE US INTO SPACE’
‘i’ve got to go’
‘FUCK YO-YO MA’
‘reunion/not so fast’
‘DADDY DING DONG’
‘chainsaw bazooka machine gun’
‘who’s your daddy?’
‘JB JR RAP’
‘SAVE THE WORLD’
‘POST-APOCALYPTO THEME (REPRISE)’
‘Post-Apocalypto’ marks Tenacious D’s first new music since 2012’s ‘Rize Of The Fenix‘. In a review, NME called it “an epic fail” and said: “It’s ‘hilarious’, if you’re the kind of person who still likes air drumming to ‘Eye Of The Tiger’.”
Meanwhile, an official synopsis for the animated series reads: “Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950’s refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent — for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.
“With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good, too.”