Three days ago, The Network – who is NOT Green Day – put out their four-song EP, Trans Am, ahead of their full album due on December 4th. One of its songs is convincing little track called “Flat Earth,” and today, it gets its own music video.
Network drummer The Snoo sings “Flat Earth,” a synth-heavy and with a stomping beat. But as good as the music is, the lyrics are the true highlight here. The whole song is an ode to The Network’s (erroneous) belief that Earth, Mars, and every other planet are all flat. In the chorus he sings, “If you think the world is round then you’re probably a moron.” Simply hilarious.
The new music video mostly plays like some random internet idiot’s attempt at proving the earth is flat. It features plenty of photos of Earth from space, courtesy of NASA, with the word “FAKE” next to them. Interspersed, we see glitchy shots of The Network each playing their respective instruments, with The Snoo singing lead. Like the song itself, it’s a funny video.
Watch the music video for “Flat Earth” below:
“Flat Earth” appears on The Network’s new four-song EP. You can stream or buy the Trans Am EP from all the major music providers here. It will also appear on their upcoming album, due Friday next week.
Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!
On December 4th, The Network will release their long-awaited second album, Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So! While the band hasn’t yet shared the tracklist or cover art, we do have some ideas of what songs it will bring.
The title track is likely “We Told Ya So!,” which we heard part (or all?) of in The Network’s October 29th “The Prophecy” post. We’re also expecting to hear this “Threat Level” song in full. Finally, don’t forget “Tarantula”!
Green Day’s Side Bands
Back in 2003, The Network was Green Day’s first side band. If you haven’t heard it already, or recently, be sure to listen to Money Money 2020 soon before the band releases their new music.
Between American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day’s next side band (and the first one they formally acknowledged) was Foxboro Hot Tubs. That group released the album Stop Drop And Roll!!! in 2008, and their song “Fuck Time” ended up becoming a Green Day song on their very Foxboro trilogy album ¡Dos! in 2012.
Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt are in the covers band called The Coverups, formed in 2018. Further, all three members of Green Day have recorded and toured in other side projects of their own. Billie has been in the bands Pinhead Gunpowder and, more recently, The Longshot. Mike has played in The Frustrators; Tré Cool has played in the “Icelandic death metal” band Dead Mermaids.
More from Green Day
Early this year, Green Day released their album Father Of All… It features the singles “Father Of All…,” “Fire, Ready, Aim,” “Oh Yeah!,” and “Meet Me On The Roof.” It’s a fun and straightforward record, weaving in elements of Motown along with Green Day’s brand of punk rock. While it’s not their strongest or most ambitious release (see instead American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown, and the trilogy), it is refreshingly carefree and fast-paced.
Then, surprising fans everywhere, Green Day put out an EP at the beginning of April. The “Otis Big Guitar Mix” EP features alternate versions of three trilogy songs. Sure, the trilogy came out 8 years ago, but it’s never too late for more goodies from it, right? Hear new mixes of “Lazy Bones,” “Wild One,” and “Oh Love.”
Billie Joe spent much of this year releasing covers of songs. Later this week, he’ll release them all together in the album No Fun Mondays, due on November 27th. See the full tracklist for No Fun Mondays:
- I Think We’re Alone Now
- War Stories
- Manic Monday
- Corpus Christi
- That Thing You Do!
- You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory
- Kids In America
- Not That Way Anymore
- That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll
- Gimme Some Truth
- Whole Wide World
- Police On My Back
- A New England
Note that Green Day’s cover of “Dreaming” (originally by Blondie) will not appear on the album.
Hella Mega Tour
Next year, Green Day plans to embark on their Hella Mega Tour, co-headlining with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. COVID-19 forced them to postpone all dates to 2021. Let’s hope that the pandemic will be over in time for the tour to happen!
Tickets for the Hella Mega Tour are on sale now. Be sure to get tickets before it’s too late! Some dates have already sold out, so don’t wait!
Enjoy The Network’s new “Flat Earth” music video and the whole Trans Am EP. And don’t forget: there’s more where that came from! After Billie Joe releases his No Fun Mondays album on November 27th, The Network will share Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So! on December 4th. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.