Girl Talk album available now!
We reckon it's one of the most exciting and anticipated albums of 2009. Girl Talk's 'Feed The Animals' is out in October but you can 'pay what you want' for digital copies now.
If you like The Avalanches, 2 Many DJs or mashups in general, then this gets the CDT double thumbs up with extra vanilla fudge.
From the press release:
Since last album 'Night Ripper,' Gregg Gillis has quit his day job as a biomedical engineer for full-time sample-splicing and created his next installment of "new pop from old pop". Its another beat-thumping, excessively sweaty, non-stop, raging party soundtrack mashing together danceable mixes of everyone's favourite songs. But where 'Night Ripper' included 164 artists in its 40 minutes, 'Feed the Animals' is a fully expanded step towards pop musicality with 300+ samples in 50 minutes! This time Roy Orbison dueting with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rage Against the Machine thrashing out next to Tony Basil and Avril Lavigne, Michael Jackson alongside Salt n Pepa, and Cat Stevens, 50 Cent, The Police, Vanilla Ice, Radiohead, Beastie Boys all thrown in too placing Gregg alongside sample-based composers / manipulators like Dickie Goodman, Negativland, John Oswald, Steinski, 'Bomb Squad' era Public Enemy.
Those of you who caught Girl Talk ripping up London town when he last hit the UK will know exactly what we're talking about (only Gregg can throw a party when the audience evolves into a sweaty mass of on-stage dancers and the headline act gets down to his kecks whilst triggering all kinds of sounds and loops from his laptop!)
There's such a buzz on Girl Talk state-side that the new album's already available via pay-what-you-want because Gregg says the goal is to "make it easier for people to get their hands on the music, which is my number one priority"; Rolling Stone, SPIN, Blender, Pitchfork, even Beck and Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne have voiced their support, Gregg's done the major US festivals (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork etc.), and is now in ultra-high demand for production duties (Beck, Thrill Jockey, Tokyo Police Club, Grizzly Bear, Simian Mobile Disco, Peter Bjorn & John), next stop the UK.
Check out the Girl Talk MySpace for full album streaming and purchasing options.
Last updated: 18/04/2018 22:43:34