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KIRBY KRACKLE is a nerd rock duo comprised of two life-long pop-culture junkies, Jim Demonakos and Kyle Stevens, who create songs dedicated to the nerdiest aspects that self-same culture and have performed their unique style of pop rock around the world.

The band has released a number of albums: their self-titled debut in 2009, their sophomore album E For Everyone in 2010 and their third album, Super Powered Love, in 2011, plus a Live E.P. recorded in Australia appropriately titled Acoustic in Australia, was also released in 2011. (This was quoted from their website where you can listen to their music, buy their albums and other merchandise.)

Their YouTube channel also includes animated and live-action music videos for some of their songs.

Their name is a reference to an alternate name for Kirby Dots.

Tropes in their songs include:

  • Dating Catwoman: "Then Again, Maybe Not"
  • Every Body Hates Mathematics: Inverted with "Booty Do Math", which is about love of mathematics.
  • Fan Convention: "Going Home."
    It's like Mecca for Geeks,
    In a star filled sky,
    Where you can meet all you heroes,
    And none of them fly.
  • I Do Not Like Green Eggs and Ham: "Great Lakes Avengers" is about a wannabe superhero who gets rejected by all the big-name superhero groups, and ends up joining the GLA largely because they're the only group who will have him.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: "Up, Up, Down Down"
  • Magical Girlfriend: "Superpowered Love"
  • Punch-Clock Villain: "Henchmen"
  • Sad Clown: "Web-Slinger/Hope-Bringer" describes Spider-Man this way.
  • Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Booty Do Math" is a parody of this trope (it's more about the "math" than the "booty").
  • Villain Song: Seemingly subverted with "Villain Song", which, rather than being a villain gloating about how he'll rule the world, is about how the villain is so tired of being defeated over and over by the hero, so he's now retired. Until the end of the last verse, that is.
  • Year X: The first line of "Take It From Me" references the use of the trope throughout the Mega Man setting.
  • You Are Not Alone: The chorus of "The Day My Powers Arrived" has Professor X and Colossus reassure the protagonist that they'll help as long as it takes. Said protagonist makes this same promise to another Mutant at the end of the song.