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MC Lars

MC Lars (real name: Andrew Nielsen) began making hip-hop-based tapes while still a kid, but was sidetracked from rap by such traditionally important issues to teenagers as playing guitar in a punk band and getting accepted to a college. Nielsen went to Stanford, and then did an exchange stint at Oxford, but all the while he was fiddling with desktop productions and developing his quirky, pop culture-savvy style. Boisterous live gigs and word of mouth built buzz for Lars' home studio raps (influences: everything from Atom & His Package and Weird Al Yankovic to KRS-One and the Beastie Boys). Then London imprint Truck Records issued a Lars full-length called Radio Pet Fencing in 2003, and the MC followed that with U.S. and U.K. tour dates. While the entirety of Fencing was recorded on his computer, the summer 2004 Side Cho EP Laptop -- while still charmingly simplistic -- was a comparatively grander production, with samples of notable rockers (Piebald, Brand New) and a stronger melodic sense. Cuts like "iGeneration" and "Signing Emo" were hits with downloaders and mtvU viewers, and MC Lars did live dates with groups like Gym Class Heroes and Bowling for Soup through spring 2005. The full-length The Graduate -- as MC Lars could hence call himself a Stanford alum -- appeared in March 2006; a string of U.K. shows followed the next month. ~ Johnny Loftus
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: 21 Concepts (But A Hit Ain't One)

1. Child's Play

2. Scientology = WTF?

3. Shvensen Fitzlogik

4. Single And Famous

5. Reaping Beauty

6. The Lint Song

7. Gary The Green-Nosed Reindeer

8. My Biochemical Terrorist Romance

9. Everyone's A Little Bit Gay

10. Hot Girls Make Guys Do Really Stupid Things

11. Lolita

12. Buddhism For Dummies

13. That's CPR

14. Geeked Out

15. The Bonus Track For Japan

16. Something Wicca This Way Comes

17. It's A Latin Thing

18. Missing White Girl Syndrome

19. Rock Star

20. Cry Tonight (Acoustic)

21. Nerdcore Died

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Track List: This Gigantic Robot Kills

1. Where Ya Been Lars?

2. True Player For Real

3. Hipster Girl

4. It's Not Easy (Being Green)

5. This Gigantic Robot Kills

6. No Logo

7. 35 Laurel Drive

8. Twenty-Three

9. Guitar Hero Hero (Beating Guitar Hero Doesn't Make You Slash)

10. O.G. Original Gamer

11. We Have Arrived

12. White Kids Aren't Hyphy

13. Hey There Ophelia

14. (Lord It's Hard To Be Happy When You're Not) Using The Metric System

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Track List: The Graduate

1. Download This Song

2. The Roommate From Hell

3. 21 Concepts

4. Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock

5. Rapgirl

6. Generic Crunk Rap

7. Ahab

8. IGeneration

9. If I Had A Time Machine, That Would Be Fresh

10. Internet Relationships (Are Not Real Relationships)

11. Space Game

12. The Dialogue

13. Six Degrees Of Kurt Cobain

14. Signing Emo

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Track List: The Laptop EP

1. iGeneration

2. UK Visa Versa

3. Hurricane Fresh

4. Signing Emo

5. Stat-60

6. Straight Outta Stockholm

7. Mr Raven

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Track List: 22 Concepts (But A Hit Definitely Still Ain't One)

1. Signing Dubstep

2. Bring The 90s Back

3. Peeing In The Pool

4. How Not To Write A Slayer Song

5. Captains Of Industry (Feat. MC Frontalot)

6. She's Out Of Line (Feat. Straight Jacket Legends)

7. Too Many People At Brunch

8. HAX (Feat. Beefy & Random)

9. Reading Rainbow (DECAP Remix) (Feat. Former Fat Boys & Word Burglar)

10. Snows Of Kilimanjaro (Feat. Adam WarRock)

11. Gettin' Pissed On The Lorry (Feat. Math The Band)

12. Hawaiian Vacation

13. MC Lars Is Coming To Town (Vince Vandal Remix)

14. Crowdfund This Song

15. Gopher Guts

16. Tragic Kingdom

17. Back To The Start (Feat. Tribe One)

18. Revenge Of The Nerds (DECAP Remix) (Feat. Former Fat Boys, Beefy & YTCracker)

19. Break Even (Feat. Homeless & Jus Rhyme)

20. Aussie Bros

21. Dragon Blood (DJ RoboRob Remix)

22. Zombie T-Rex (Samarei Session) (Feat. Stza Crack)

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Track List: Crappy Records Presents: MC Lars

2. Where Ya Been Lars?

4. I'm Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

5. Scientology = WTF?

8. Guitar Hero Hero (Beating Guitar Hero Doesn't Make You Slash)

10. Hipster Girl

11. RealiTV

12. (Shorty Wanna Spend) My Stimulus Check

15. On Twenty-Three

16. I Want My Guns N' Roses

19. The Lint Song

21. Gary The Green-Nosed Reindeer

22. 35 Laurel Drive

23. My Biochemical Terrorist Romance

24. Twenty-Three

25. Everyone's A Little Bit Gay

27. Hot Girls Make Guys Do Really Stupid Things

29. Lolita

31. Buddhism For Dummies

32. White Kids Aren't Hyphy

33. That's CPR

34. Hey There Ophelia

35. Geeked Out

36. (Lord It's Hard To Be Happy When You're Not Using) The Metric System

38. Something Wicca This Way Comes

39. It's A Latin Thing

40. Missing White Girl Syndrome

41. Rock Star

42. Cry Tonight (Feat. Hearts That Hate) (Acoustic)

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Track List: Greatest Hits

1. Download This Song (Feat. Jaret Reddick Of Bowling For Soup)

2. Mr. Raven

3. Hipster Girl

4. Generic Crunk Rap

5. Ahab

6. Lars Attacks!

7. This Gigantic Robot Kills (Feat. The MC Bat Commander Of The Aquabats & Suburban Legends)

8. Summer Camp Love (Is So In Tents)

9. Twenty-Three (Feat. Amie Miriello)

10. True Player For Real (Feat. "Weird Al" Yankovic & Wheatus)

11. Signing Emo

12. The Roommate From Hell (Feat. Mc Chris)

13. White Kids Aren't Hyphy

14. Hey There Ophelia (Feat. Gabe Saporta Of Cobra Starship & Brett Anderson Of The Donnas)

15. Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock (Feat. The Matches)

16. IGeneration

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Track List: Lars Attacks!

1. Going Back To Brooklyn

2. The Gospel Of Hip-Hop (Feat. KRS-One)

3. Lars Attacks!

4. History's Greatest A**holes

5. Summer Camp Love (Is So In Tents)

6. Venomous Box Jellyfish

7. Judas Priest

8. How To Be An Indie Rapper (Feat. Weerd Science)

9. Mike Russo Cut Your Hair

10. Francis Bacon Slashed The Canvas (Feat. John Reuben)

11. Super Scope

12. Art Of Darkness (Feat. Sage Francis)

13. Make A Friend On 27th Street

14. The Giving Tree (Feat. Mac Lethal)

15. Annabel Lee R.I.P.

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Track List: The Green Christmas EP

1. I'm Dreaming Of A Green Christmas (Feat. Jaret Reddick)

2. Guitar Hero Hero (Beating Guitar Hero Doesn't Make You Slash)

3. (Shorty Wanna Spend) My Stimulus Check

4. I Want My Guns N' Roses

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Track List: The Zombie Dinosaur LP

1. Where Ya Been Lars? II

2. Zombie T-Rex (Feat. Stza Crack)

3. Sublime With Rome (Is Not The Same Thing As Sublime) (Feat. Roger Lima & Suburban Legends)

4. Hipster Mom

5. Dragon Blood

6. If I Were A Jedi (That Would Be Hella Awesome) (Feat. Brian Mazzaferri)

7. Never Afraid (Feat. Watsky)

8. The Top 10 Things To Never Say On A First Date

9. The Ballad Of Hans Moleman

10. The Dip (Feat. Kool Keith)

11. Party With Lars (Feat. Spose)

12. Forgot About Jack

13. Triforce

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Track List: Twenty-Three The EP

1. Twenty-Three

2. Hey There Ophelia

3. RealiTV

4. On Twenty-Three

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Mc LARS!!!!!!!! !
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Best Mc Lars song ever!!
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I love yor songs
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This guy sounds creepy, Im sorry..
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did the koffin kats have a cameo on one of his songs?
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If he played with the aquabats then they played together with streetlight manifesto or reel big fish, it would be like ear sex!!
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Are you for real?
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Love this guys songs.
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This guy is a genius nerdcore for life
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However, if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on atleast 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the s reen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
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The chorus voice sounds like the bat commander
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Warped tour with him made it
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Get to geek on b**ches lol follow me and kik me shadowslayer 1 1 5
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I heard MC Lars blasting out of a car the other day at the gas station. :D got pretty excited!
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I met him and he told me we were friends so uhm yeah i have one friend now.
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silkonyx
I AM HIS
FOLLOWER
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silkonyx
Last lololol
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i like the kid but not the song ''white kids arnt hyphy'' i'm black and I still have a lil problem wit the title
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What a cool dude. Fell in love with MC Lars after I heard This Gigantic Robot Kills. Usually just listen to punk, but I love this s**t!!
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seanxbull
Rucka's Nuckas Forever!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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like Nerdcore? my station has it
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Thats not nice at all its stupid and mean and in my defense justin beabier has a unique vojce
And i dont like him at all rucka rucka ali is total s**t
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NERDCORE
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damn this guy is really smart
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laprice08
i love ska
bring the 90s back
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I met him over the summer at Warped Tour, what an awesome guy who truely loves his fans! Wish more artists could be as connected as he is.
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He's so down to earth as a person too. Just try approaching him at a concert. He'll gladly chat and he's such a cool and hilarious dude. Can't beat MC Lars!
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this bio is tragically lacking! I love love love Lars! Lit Hop 4L
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This guy is the only rapper I really truly will listen willingly to. His lyrics actually say something which is really quite nice. *bows* Thank you.
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http://en.wi k i p e d i a . o r g / w i k i / M c _ l a r s # T h i s _ G i g a n t i c _ R o b o t _ K i l l s Yeah that's MC Bat Commander in "This Gigantic Robot Kills"
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kev4569
Awesome!
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busbusbus
@Coelcanth.. . certainly sounds like it.
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nick.gallimo r e
Awesome! Do you get a good cut from Pandora? I hope so... your discs are on my stocking stuffer list.

Thanks for bringing something different.
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Is that MC Bat Commander on the "This Gigantic Robot Kills" track singing the chorus?
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Seriously, you are the best man, the only person that can make me laugh and think thats totally me, and then really make me emotional then next song. Excellent bro.
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Met him when he came through with mc chris and YTCracker on the Hellraiser tour. Simply one of the nicest people I've met, especially one with any amount of celebrity whatsoever. With any luck, he'll keep giving us thoughtful, well-written poetry over beats for a while longer.
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Lars is one of the only rappers I will listen to. He is Amazing!!
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og oragnal gamer
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Funny as i dont kno wat...great way to start my morning...bu t amazing I dont think so
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Gotta love "Hey There Ophelia"
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fetaby
Bought the graduate... Vur nice. vur nice.. Something bout this kid, it's humble... He's not entirely dick head like so many other rappers... Prolly would be cool to drink a beer with...

that is all...
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ultima543 says: 09-03-2008
I thought Hip-hop was crap. After listening to MC Lars, I know realize that it was just mainstream hip-hop that was terrible.

Lars is amazing.

Amen!
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You are so awesomeness! !
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111809652
He pretty good especally when he teams with others like Mc Chris
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Nice use of Therapy?.

Therapy? is the name of the band (not a typo).
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yo Lars you kick a** NERDCORE IS THE S**T
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I love Lars. This Gigantic Robot Kills is amazing. Take a listen.
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Got to see Lars live and hang out with him before the show. He's awesome on stage, and sincere and witty off stage. Liked him immediately, got all his CDs that night. This is real hip-hop worth listening to!
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weneedmorego o d c r a z y
I was fortunate enough to catch him live, he puts on a great show, both in his music and his banter.

And I got to mosh with him during a breakdown in "Hot Topic is not Punk Rock", that was awesome.
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If you ever get a chance to catch him live, I recommend it. My first experience with him was at a Bowling For Soup concert my wife dragged me to. Shame that his style and humor was lost on most of the crowd, but I ended up having a great conversation with him after the show, and bought some of his merchandise and his Laptop cd. Been a huge fan ever since.
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