Mental Beast is a web-series produced by friend of 01, Cameron Reed and Conor Holler. The series was written by the same people that created the hilarious web-series With Friends Like These and Music Waste Shorts.
Mental Beast is a an innovative 12-episode comedy series that spans two mediums, with two totally distinct show formats — audio and video. It tells the story of KRML, a radio station on the verge of collapse, by bouncing between the audio episodes of a radio show called Mental Beast and video episodes depicting the station’s behind-the-scenes exploits. The KRML station staff is comprised entirely of Vancouver’s finest alternative comedians, actors, and performers.
The Eggnog Experience is a double album compilation featuring 30 of Vancouver’s best indie bands writing their own and interpreting traditional holiday songs. Many of the bands are interviewed on the Mental Beast radio show and, additionally, their compilation tracks serve as the soundtrack to the web-series. The Eggnog Experience compilation is curated by Music Waste’s Cameron Reed and includes Vancouver local artists and bands – Jody Glenham, Kellarissa, Lightning Dust, Vancougar, Adjective, Nick Krgovich (of P:ano & No Kids) and Rose Melberg, Brasstronaut, Secret Mommy, Apollo Ghosts, Fanshaw, Al Boyle of Hard Feelings, Analog Bell Service, B-Lines, Basketball, Blue Violets, Collapsing Opposites, Dandi Wind, Dylan Thomas, Fine Mist, Haunted Beard, Lust, Machu Picchu, Makeout Videotape, Needles & Pins, No Gold, Noobie Noobinson, Paul Anthony, Tight Solid, World Club, and Yukon Blonde.
The series launches on December 7th and the accompanying Eggnog Experience compilation album comes out December 17th.