It's 2091 and 'it looks like a permanent Comic-Con'

For their new song, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan stare into the silvery future of geek culture -- as "designed by teenage guys" -- and offer a more female-friendly vision of what's to come.

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Songbirds Neko Case and Kelly Hogan have joined forces on the amusing ditty "These Aren't the Droids." In it, the duo give a tongue-in-cheek peek into how they envision the future.

"Now we're here in 2091 and it looks like a permanent Comic-Con," they lament. "And all the dudes are psyched but we're kind of underwhelmed."

"It is way past time for a revolution to your hairless post-apocalyptic constitution, which, face it, is basically 'Maxim' mixed with 'MAD' and 'Cracked.'"

No need to fret. Their sci-fi girl-power anthem dreams up a hairy revolution with "guns that shoot feelings" and "kittens everywhere"!

The single was created for "2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery," a comedy and music album started by the Levinson Brothers and Rob Kutner that tells the "story of America's past, present and apocalyptic future." It contains the work of over 80 artists, including Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Ed Helms, Aimee Mann, Andrew W.K., Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, Martha Plimpton, Ira Glass, and many more.

You can preorder the album, which goes on sale on July 4, at CD Baby. Proceeds, after expenses, benefit OneKid OneWorld.

"Welcome to the future, ladies!" Take a listen.

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.


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