Girl Talk Feed the Animals

Girl Talk <i>Feed the Animals</i>
First, a message from the artist:

My fourth full-length album, Feed The Animals, is out today! You can download the digital version (320 Kpbs) for whatever price you want at: www.illegalart.net. If you are reading this prior to 7:00 AM eastern USA time, then the page may not be ready. We're fine-tuning some last minute things. If you pay over $5, you get an added bonus of one big mp3 file with all of the tracks connected. If you pay over $10, then you are pre-ordering a physical copy of the CD, which will be out later. All of the tracks are streaming here, but the album is intended to be listened as one continuous track. This can be easily accomplished by getting the mp3s from Illegal Art, thanks for your support!

After an impostor tried to drop a fake that leaked and fooled a number of eager heads looking to get their mash on, Gregg Gillis is back after two years with the official, proper follow-up to 2006’s breakthrough Night Ripper.

The last two years has seen Gillis fine-tune his live show, developing it into a sweat-filled orgy of non-stop hedonistic delights. And while live the laptop-pounding pleasure seeker gives you the feeling like there wasn’t a place in the world you’d rather be instead, this euphoric rush was never translated as well through his first three records.

Well, Feed the Animals changes everything.

Strung together like it was ripped straight from his latest set, Feed the Animals is a lot more realised than its predecessors. In a nutshell, the biggest and most significant change is that Gillis lets his samples breathe, and stretch a little, whereas on Night Ripper everything rushed to make an appearance, and likely got cramps from doing so.

I don’t want to give away all the surprises, but in the mix is a smattering of the latest hits, like the ultra thin iBook song by the girl who’s not Feist, Lil Wayne’s "Lollipop,” Flo Rida's "Low" and Usher’s "Love In This Club,” along with oldies like the Cure, Thin Lizzy, Cheap Trick, and yes Canadians, even some Maestro (Fresh Wes), lettin’ his backbone slide. As well, there are some mind-bending mashes, like the Carpenters flowing into Metallica who back up a Lil Mama verse, and Nirvana’s "Lithium” merging with the slide whistle from Deee-Lite’s "Groove is in the Heart.” Okay, that’s enough…

Feed the Animals sees such a hasty digital release because Gillis wants to appease his now massive fan base, and also because there is a lot of tuneage on here that needs immediate attention due to their currency. (He also just finished it about nine days ago.) If digital isn’t your format of choice just yet, Gillis and Illegal Art have announced the CD should arrive on September 23, while the vinyl edition will see life through the Baltimore-based Wham City label the same day.

Download the album here. Or stream it here via the Girl Talk MySpace page.