This is why you wait to put together album-of-the-year lists until the end of the year. Otherwise, you might miss the debut EP from the Pizza Underground, New York’s original pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band with Macaulay Culkin. The actor, best known for starring in Home Alone, Home Alone 2, and your many heroin fever dreams, plays percussion/kazoo/vocals for the group, whose hit singles include “Papa John Says,” “I’m Beginning to Eat the Slice,” and in honor of the deceased Lou Reed’s solo material, “Take a Bite of the Wild Slice.”
The album was recorded “live at Macaulay Culkin’s house on November 11, 2013,” and released five days ago, so you’d better listen now, before those filthy animals listen to all the good slices, er, songs. The Pizza Underground’s first album only sold a few thousand copies, but everyone who bought one became a delivery boy.