Macaulay Culkin, the adorable former child actor from Home Alone, is staging an artistic comeback with his all-pizza-related Velvet Underground tribute band. Originally dubbed The Pizza Underground, the New York band have just released their nine-a-piece, extra-cheesy debut album.
The delicious record features hit singles Pizza Day, I’m Waiting for Delivery Man, and in honour of Lou Reed’s solo material, Take a Bite of the Wild Slice. Culkin recorded the album with fellow band members Matt Colbourn, Phoebe Kreutz, Deenah Vollmer and Austin Kilham at his house in November.
SidewalkNY reports that the band recently played an open mic night in New York City, where they used a (clean) pizza box for percussion. Culkin was responsible for the vocals and the kazoo.
Culkin has recently been working with Pete Doherty and Devendra Banhart on a short film directed by The Moldy Peaches‘ Adam Green, inspired by the drug ketamine. The movie, The Wrong Ferrari, has been descibed as a “screwball tragedy” and was shot entirely on an iPhone.
Listen to The Pizza Underground’s demo medley: