Just a few days ago, television’s cooking icon Rachael Ray featured Saturday Night Live and Portlandia cast member Fred Armisen as the guest on her show. At some point in the interview, Ray gives her guests one minute of free time to purvey any message that they choose. In this particular instant, Armisen chose to go on a thirty-second tangent about “a musician who he thinks is the greatest ever”. That musician was none other than Death Grips drummer Zach Hill! According to Armisen, Hill has “reinvented how you drum”.
Man, that is some killer press, too bad it’s going to be wasted on people who’d rather listen to Justin Beiber. Can you just imagine America’s bored house wives casually youtubing Death Grips? Yeah, pretty fucking awesome, right? To view the clip of Armisen on Rachael Ray click here.
There were a lot of albums I had the pleasure of listening to this year. Sadly, some of those albums did not make my Top 25 Releases of 2011 list. But, the albums I had leftover from the list are still worth mentioning. So, here are some more albums I really enjoyed this year that some may have missed out on.
I am sure you are all full of god forsaken food and resisting the urge to commit suicide whilst dealing with your family. So to make you all feel better, here is tonight’s playlist that will hopefully lull you to sleep. But probably not.
It’s been four years since Hella’s last album, There’s No 666 In Outer Space, was released. While the album was good, I didn’t like it as much as their earlier albums when the band was just a two piece. The addition of vocals was nice change up for the band but they had more intensity as an instrumental two piece. Now Spencer Seim and Zach Hill have returned with a brand new Hella record entitled Tripper. The original Hella you all know and love are back!
Math rock all stars, Hella, have recently released a new track on Pitchfork’s website. The track is called “Yubacore” and will be on the band’s upcoming album, Tripper. I am a huge Hella fan and I am very excited for this new album. Check out the song below.
This year, the hip-hop world has been “taken over” by the hyperactive hip-hop collective, Odd Future. Everywhere you turn, Tyler, the Creator and the other members of OFWGKTA are mentioned anywhere “hip-hop” is mentioned. But while Goblin has been gracing nearly everyone’s ears, something else has been gracing mine. I present to you the very intriguing hip-hop outfit, Death Grips. Little is known about Death Grips and its members other than that Zach Hill (of Hella) is a part of it. Death Grips first album, Exmilitary, was released earlier this year entirely for free. I had heard little tidbits of information about Death Grips on the web but only just recently took it upon myself to download the album. I am so glad I did. Exmilitary is very strange and experimental but very, very addicting. Continue reading →