Young Tuxx is creating a universe called Papi Shiitake and he wants you to come along for the ride. Young Tuxx, also known for being the frontman of the Brooklyn band Best Behavior, has teamed up with co-writer/musical-conspirator Ryan Sieloff. The longtime friends might be separated by the entire country, but they incorporate East and West coast nuances on top of each other’s distinct styles. Young Tuxx tells stories of optimistic loneliness over Sieloff’s 60s inspired dreamscapes while their alternative-surf rock sways in the wind. There is no filter in their songwriting and no designated place to listen to their tracks; Papi Shiitake was created for the ebb, the flow, and the crest of the days that keep on passing.
About the “Enjoy The View” video
We’re nearly seven months deep into this pandemic with no context of what’s to come next. The monotonous repetition of every day begins to morph into an endless loop, and we start to lose track of the months. Papi Shiitake’s newest music video, “Enjoy the View,” encompasses all of the quarantine tedium and the struggle to pay rent with his Muppet roommate (Lil Tuxx). Young and Lil Tuxx follow all of the advice in the money-making guide, but they fail horribly at each job. Whether it’s eating their customer’s food as delivery drivers or messing around in the office, they constantly hop on to the next potential profitable gig.
Busking on the street with a handy cardboard sign isn’t very practical – especially since Young and Lil Tuxx switch up their requests. First, they’re hoping for drink tickets, then some coupon codes, and of course, subscribers to their “OnlyFrens!” After they fumbled the sensual vibe of their live cam, they turn to the internet for its viral proclamation. And viral they went with their TikTok style dance routine that inspired world peace. The steadfast duo might’ve lost some subscribers on OnlyFrens, but they gained many followers worldwide.
About the “Quarantine Dream” video
Maybe you think you’ve seen every hot take on quarantine life. Zoom videos, stock footage, self-made home movies, but we’re betting you haven’t seen anything quite like the “Quarantine Dream” video. The animated clip swoons across the screen with as much carefree bounce as one would expect from this dream-pop jam. If plucky bass lines, vibrato-drenched guitars, and minimalist drums could come to life, they would look like “Quarantine Dream.”
It begins like every other story this year, with Young Tuxx locked up at home and feeling mighty stir crazy. There’s only so much social media, Netflix, and FaceTime any one person can consume until they desperately crave that human connection. He can’t leave his dwelling to see his special someone without meeting a can of Lysol to the face courtesy of his neighbor, so if he can’t be there in body, he can at least be there in spirit. The Papi Shiitake spirit floats out the window and over the empty streets of New York City, which still maintains a certain chaotic beauty. He finds her alone, just like him, pondering what the next move should be. He blows a little phantom kiss in the window and returns home, where Papi (the real one) waits by the door…