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Girl Turk: Feed The Animals Meets Mechanical Turk

The great Andy Baio of has painstakingly compiled metadata on Girl Talk’s latest sample party, using Wiki and Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, to create downloadable spreadsheets for your trendspotting pleasure. Go play. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 11, 2008 - 10:17 am

All Points West: Friday In Photos

It’s time to brave the ferry lines for another day in Jersey, but first: pretty pictures via the eye of Abbey Braden. As mentioned, things got off to a slow start, but from thereon the day belonged to Gregg Gillis, “Born Slippy,” and the talented Mr. Yorke. Time is tight, so we’ll have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2008 - 1:16 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Sunday In Photos

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh

It wasn’t always smooth, but it was definitely memorable: Lollapalooza’s top-heavy booking panned out this year, giving each night a bit of magic and each day an air of anticipation. Day Last didn’t exactly bring a stacked lineup, but the day’s sets were some of the fest’s best. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 4, 2008 - 5:58 pm

Girl Talk Talks Unauthorized YouTube Tributes

DJ Gillis has seen your fan-made videos and he’s not gonna take it lying down. Gregg (or a hippie imposter) tells Butter Team, “People who break the law are gonna have to pay. … I’m coming after them … those guys are gonna go to jail.” Of course he’s kidding otherwise that would be like… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Feed The YouTube

We’ve already fed the Wiki; now some diligent YouTuber’s taken the next step and begun a 14-part project stitching together video samples for each of Girl Talk’s new tracks. Check the clip for “Shut The Club Down” here, and “Still Here” right here (the shot of Thom Yorke’s mug during the “No Diggity” hollerbacks i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2008 - 2:19 pm

Jenny Lewis Offers Her Acid Tongue This Fall

Today P4K confirms most of what’s been floating around regarding the next Jenny Lewis solo album: there will be a next Jenny Lewis solo album, it will be called Acid Tongue, and it will feature lots of people you’ve heard of. People like the she and him of She & Him, “Farmer Dave” Scher, Benji… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2008 - 5:02 pm

Girl Talk Goes Track-By-Track Through Feed The Animals With MTV

Feed The Animals has been out for a week. Anyone who’s listened knows it’s worth paying for, regardless of philosophical, aesthetic, or knee-jerk thoughts on whether or not Gillis’s sampling process is transformative. We spoke briefly to Gillis and he mentioned that although the Feed Wiki’s pretty thorough, he’s including a more detailed list of… More »

By: brandon / June 26, 2008 - 9:22 am

Girl Talk Talks To Us About Feed The Animals

It seems like an ages ago when Gregg Gillis was a biomedical engineer moonlighting as a mixmaster. Over the last year and a half, the success of Night Ripper turned Gillis’s marathon weekend shows (and tired Monday mornings) into a full-time position as the indie realm’s preeminent mashup artiste. Yesterday Night Ripper’s followup Feed TheMore »

By: brandon / June 20, 2008 - 9:37 am

Feed The Wiki

You’ve already started playing spot the sample with Feed The Animals. Now compare notes with the Wiki nerds. They’re fast. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 19, 2008 - 4:05 pm

Girl Talk’s Feed The Animals Is Out Today

When we posted “I” on Monday, I later spoke to Gregg who told me, “It’s not on the album but i wanted to give people something special this week.” He wasn’t kidding: Feed The Animals has popped up on the Illegal Art website today, which makes “I” a great start-of-the-week hype song for the collection. More »

By: brandon / June 19, 2008 - 9:48 am

New Girl Talk – “I”

The first noises from Feed The Animals (on sale soon for ? dollars) sound more like the nocturnal middle rumbles of Svarte Greiner or Xela or some other dark minimalist electro experimenter than Girl Talk. Even die hards, and fans of the early work, would be hard-pressed to identify Gregg Gillis as the author behind… More »

By: brandon / June 16, 2008 - 12:58 pm

Pay What You Want For Girl Talk’s Feed The Animals

According to, the new Girl Talk is gonna be ready for download sometime “over the next few weeks.” Gregg says this is his chamber pop masterpiece, featuring a 16 piece symphony orchestra, a vocal choir, and Brian Eno on production.

Totally JK it’s totally gonna be another supersample cocktail obviously. More tha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 6, 2008 - 3:11 pm

Vampire Weekend, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk To Crash 2008 Capitol Hill Block Party

We all need one more festival, right? Guess nobody sells records these days, so live shows are where it’s at, etc. Anyhow, if you’re in the Seattle area, you can just about ride SP20 into the Stranger’s 11th annual Capitol Hill Block Party (this year, co-sponsored with KEXP, yo). The Block Party takes place 7/25… More »

By: brandon / April 16, 2008 - 10:23 am

Naked Dude At Girl Talk Show: “Don’t Tase Me, Bro”

According to a P4K report, someone aside from Gregg Gillis was shirtless at Friday night’s Girl Talk show at Wash U in St. Louis. Later, said shirtless dude took off his pants. And then was tasered in the ass. They write:Eyewitness reader Greg Sabo wrote in an email, “There was one 20-something (who seemed to… More »

By: Stereogum / November 12, 2007 - 2:19 pm

Tay Zonday/Dan Deacon/Girl Talk @ First Ave, Minneapolis 10/9/07

Difficult to do anything aside from IM and email about here on what feels like Christmas morning, and it makes us feel dirty to post anything when all we’re thinking is In Rainbows … but we’ve gotta start the non-Radiohead stuff somewhere … and what more poetic place to start than right here: From the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 10, 2007 - 12:07 pm

New Grizzly Bear Snippet – “Blackcurrant Jam” (And Lots Of “Knife”s)

All we’ve got to go on is a snippet here (53 seconds at that), but for fellow Grizzly fanboys and girls, it’s the best way to spend less-than-a-minute today. The song’s called “Blackcurrant Jam,” and it’s set to appear on Worried Noodles, a comp featuring songs with lyrics taken from David Shrigley’s 2005-released Worried NoodlesMore »

By: Stereogum / September 26, 2007 - 5:46 pm

Girl Talk Talks Tay Zonday

All it takes these days is telling a newscaster that you like turtles, and a few clicks later, your internet ubiquity has been cemented: Welcome to your 15 megabytes of fame! And just maybe, once you cross the 5 million view mark on YouTube, you’ll get to open for the reigning pied piper and court… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2007 - 7:34 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Sunday; 7/15] Rating: 6.2

Wouldn’t be a series of Pitchfork scores without at least one bearing little-to-no relation to the verbiage that followed, right? Well, day last of this year’s P4K party in Union Park was another fine one, bringing two more mind-bending sets, and ending (for us) on a perfect note. A perfectly triggered sample, really… More »

By: Stereogum / July 16, 2007 - 10:29 pm

Bonnaroo: Saturday 6/16/07

If Friday’s ‘Roo music trolling left something to be desired, Saturday’s lineup was more than just compensation. Of course it was all about the Police, but seeing the Lips’ laser-pointered psych carnival and a triumphant, hippie-conquering blowout from the Hold Steady were just a few more of the sets that made the day… More »

By: Stereogum / June 17, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Coachella: Saturday’s Best Of The Rest

Superlatives get tired quick, but here goes … Saturday may have been the greatest single day festival experience we’ve had yet. Staving off the 106º temps and sun with a mix of sunscreen and adrenaline, we marched across the Coachella grounds fueled by the excellence of every act we saw. Nobody missed the mark, and… More »

By: Stereogum / April 29, 2007 - 7:47 pm