Phono del Sol 2014 - Blackbird Blackbird - Photo by Daniel Kielman

The arms of this Blackbird Blackbird member at our Phono Del Sol Festival sum up our excitement of his latest news: he, Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid), and SF local Giraffage are taking their friendship to the next level and forming an emo band.

Mikey Maramag, the LA via SF via Honolulu electro-pop musician who performs under Blackbird Blackbird, tweeted out a New Year’s challenge. We’re not sure if they were expecting it to reach 500, but it did just that and 29 more.

NestHQ was the first to talk to the guys about the reality of the project, confirming that it is, in fact, very real. “We gotta give the people what they want,” he said to them, “It’s also been suggested by one very supportive emo fan that we call ourselves ‘Asian-American Football’.”

Carefully combing through their social media profiles, it doesn’t look like they’ve given any more updates since then. In fact, Blackbird Blackbird is embarking on a North American tour with Chad Valley this spring, so the project may be put on hold.

We’ll be following this very important project and see if it yields any emo fruits. Until we get any more updates, enjoy this video of BB performing “Sunspray” at Phono Del Sol 2014. And perhaps tweet at the guys your punny song title ideas.