Posts Tagged ‘El-P’
While trying to find a quiet corner, The Veils frontman Finn Andrews and me got lost in backstage area of the newly renovated Fortune Sound Lounge. He rolled a cigarette as we chatted about his band’s latest record, Total Depravity. Chance encounters while hanging out in LA ended up with Finn working on the record with rapper and hip hop producer El-P (from Run the Jewels) and film director legend David Lynch. (Finn will be appearing in the 2017 Twin Peaks revival.)
What was it like to have rapper El-P produce an indie rock band? How does Finn keep his discipline as a song writer? Why do the band publish the song lyrics on the Veils website? Why did Finn want me to play his song “Nux Vomica”? How did the band navigate tough times? What sweet tradition does he have with his rocker dad? Which song on Total Depravity did the band save from the recycling bin? What was it like working with David Lynch? You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Axolotl”
2) Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 3 (2016) “Talk to Me”
3) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Low Lays the Devil”
4) The Veils, Nux Vomica (2006) “Nux Vomica”
5) The Veils, Live at Abbey Road (2013) “Out from the Valleys & Into the Stars”
6) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “In the Nightfall” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
There’s also a radio edit–if you need all your hang sessions to last under 30 minutes.
From the Fool’s Gold comp that’s coming out next week, come’s a remix of one of the jams of the year. Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, and El-P jump on the track with Juicy J and the whole thing is re-cut by Flosstradamus. Do I wish that Danny Brown had been kept on the track? Obviously. But El-P brings it in his place, and I might even prefer this mix. Check it out below.
It’s possible El-P has been all over your radar the last few weeks. He’s got a new LP in ‘Cancer For Cure’, he produced Killer Mike’s ‘R.A.P. Music’ which came out earlier this month, and he was even on Letterman.
Now watch him recreate ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’, only ditch Nevada for Brooklyn and his side kick is the puppet from that Mr Oizo video from the late 90’s.