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Dallon Weekes (blue shirt) and the other members of the band
The Brobecks is an indie band created by Dallon Weekes (who now is the bassist of Panic! at the Disco and I Don't Know How But They Found Me) and photographer/producer Matt Glass. They have released several albums and other music (which is available on their bandcamp http://thebrobecks.bandcamp.com) and one of their albums, 'Violent Things' is available on iTunes. Dallon is the front man of the band and the only member who has be involved with all of the band's releases.
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They've been on hiatus for a while, due to Dallon's commitment to Panic! but the band releases songs sporadically.

Dallon's DeviantArt can be found here and his Vine account can be found here.

Discography:

  • Understanding The Brobecks (2004)
  • Happiest Nuclear Winter (2005)
  • Goodnight, and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow (2006)
  • I Will, Tonight EP
  • Violent Things (2009)
  • Quiet Title EP (2012)


Tropes in the band members:

  • Awesome McCoolname: Dallon's wife is named 'Breezy', and the names of both of his children (Knox and Amelie) probably qualify.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first appearance of Dallon's Responsible Dad character in his vines involved the character being similar to its current characterization in appearance only. He's simply intended to be an adult who sings an "adult themed rap" about hating his job and his boss treating him badly, lacking the whole "responsible dad" shtick.
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  • Happily Married: Dallon Weekes to his wife of eight years.
  • Lead Bassist: Dallon is a blend of Type A and B - he sings, writes his own songs and is pretty technically skilled too.
  • Self-Deprecation: Self deprecating humor can be found in a lot of Dallon's vines, mostly commonly by him lampshading Incredible Lame Puns, jokes that rely on Stylistic Suck or jokes that are So Unfunny, It's Funny. This is also apparent in many of his songs as well.
  • Totally Radical: Dallon's sole recurring character in his Vines, Responsible Dad, this trope is nearly always invoked. Responsible Dad is a parody of a Standard '50s Father who does Piss-Take Rap in order to give Boring, but Practical advice. Here's an example: [1]

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Tropes in the band's music:

  • Adorkable: "Love at First Sight" is a notable example.
  • Album Title Drop: One for the album Violent Things in the song "Love at First Sight".
  • Crossdresser/Creepy Crossdresser: the song "Creep You Out" features the speaker talking about trying on his girlfriend's clothes and being horrified if anyone found out about it. Also, "Better Than Me" has the lines "Look what you've done, now I'm a mess/Today I even thought I'd wear a dress".
  • Gratuitous French: "Le Velo Pour Deux" has the speaker attempting to use french to sound romantic.
    Parlez-vous, or something like that
    Le velo pour deux, or something like that
    And that's what I'll say to get you to ride away with me
  • If I Can't Have You...: "Goodnight Socialite" includes this trope in the chorus.
  • Last Note Nightmare: "Goodnight Socialite" ends on a loud, sudden bang of instruments, similar to the the ones that opened the song.
  • Love at First Sight: Used word for word in their song "Love At First Sight".
  • Love Triangle: "Second Boys Will Be First Choice" is about one. Specifically, the song is about two boys in love with the same girl, and is saying that the boy she does not get together with will find love somewhere else.
    Complicated situation made harder every day
    Boy number two, there is someone for you
    Just forget her and walk away
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "Die Alone" is a cheerful-sounding ditty about the speaker being afraid of Dying Alone.
  • Precision F-Strike: "All of the Drugs" features an usage of the word "slut", which is a bit surprising considering the rest of their music uses little to no profanity.
  • Self-Harm: Most of the song "Small Cuts" is about this.
  • Shout-Out: "I'd Be Punk if my Mom Would Let Me" includes a reference to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: The first line of "Second Boys Will Be First Choice" uses "ye" instead of "you". The rest of the song, however, is normal.

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