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Stream Drumgasm Drumgasm

Drumgasm is the human pileup of three superstar drummers: Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Quasi), Zach Hill (Death Grips, Hella), and Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden). Earlier this summer, we'd learned that all three went into a room together to record a tribal, intense improvisational record, and now, that clattering half-hour beast of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2013

Matt Cameron, Janet Weiss, & Zach Hill Are Drumgasm

Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron, Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag's Janet Weiss, and Hella/Death Grips' Zach Hill have formed drums-only supergroup Drumgasm. The news was hinted at last night via a post on Wild Flag's Facebook page with the status update, "DRUMGASM is what happens when Matt Cameron, Janet Weiss, & Zach Hill set up together in a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 5, 2013

Watch Fred Armisen Talk Death Grips On Rachael Ray

Apparently, celebrity chef Rachael Ray has a thing she does on her talk show where she gives her guests 60 seconds to talk about whatever they want. And in his recent appearance on the show, Fred Armisen used most of his allotted time to talk about Death Grips -- or, more specifically, about former Hella… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2013

Area Codes: 916 – Sacramento, CA

A prominent narrative going into CMJ this year was the surge in the popularity of hardcore music, and at the forefront of that discussion was Sacramento's Trash Talk. Though Trash Talk have been together, and been very good, for a number of years, they pretty much stacked paper at CMJ, from a press clip standpoint. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 11, 2011

Hear New Old Wavves (Feat. Zach Hill)

Nathan Williams posted three Zach Hill-backed tracks to his blog yesterday. As he puts it, they were recorded "a little over a year and a half ago in Sacramento" when he had bad hair and was collaborating with the octopine drummer. We've heard "Hula Hoop" before. It's joined here by "Glued" and "Goldy… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2011

Wavves – “Horse Shoes”

Wavves have been busy lately, touring, working on their own strain of weed, and releasing new music for free. According to Spin, Wavves' Nathan Williams is planning on releasing more on his own, and will turn some of them into 7-inches sometime in the future. He released his ode to time-wasting, "TV Luv… More »

By: jessica / February 21, 2011

Zach Hill – “The Primitives Talk”

Just in time to redirect and personally absorb some of the manifold impending plaudits for his ever inventive, fierce, lyrical drum work on Marnie Stern's forthcoming (and excellent) third LP Marnie Stern, Zach Hill has made this video for his forthcoming solo release Face Tat. I went into the cameos and the bi-coastal polarity… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2010

Zach Hill – “Memo To The Man”

It'd make sense for a solo release from from a man as ubiquitous in virtuosic metal/noise/prog/punk/shred circles as big spending Zach Hill to come packing a stacked cameo list. Just yesterday we heard shards of his muscular invention on Marnie Stern's ace junior LP lead listen "For Ash," today it's the first MP3… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2010

Progress Report: Marnie Stern

NAME: Marnie Stern PROGRESS REPORT: Waiting for the release of her third full-length album, recorded at Retrofit Recording in Sacramento, CA. Knitting. Marnie Stern's knitting is an important part of the progress report, because right now she really can't think of much else to do. The followup to the excellent This Is It and IMore »

By: jessica / February 19, 2010

New Chll Pll Video – “Tales From The Crypt” (Stereogum Premiere)

Hella active drummer Zach Hill's in (and has been in) more bands than you want to try to list, but we've most recently caught him helping out Boredoms and Marnie Stern and toughening up Wavves (more on that in a sec) when not releasing his own "solo" material. In Chll Pll Hill… More »

By: brandon / November 19, 2009

Stereogum Spends The Weekend At ATP NY

ATP was the year's finest festival. We've already covered that. But the band performances are only half the (All Tomorrow's) party. For a weekend, the mountain resort that inspired Dirty Dancing is a surreal estate, overrun by music-heads and artists; everyone's in the same boat (some literally in boats), enjoying the same kitschy diversions. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 9, 2009

Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We sent photographer John Gitchoff to circle the fest, and he delivers this spread including shots of Low, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, and the Zach Hill-ified Wavves. Enjoy. sound… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 22, 2009

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher's was rainier than the first, but that didn't matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than 2008. You wouldn't be faulted for noting a certain hippie vibe. Visually, there were the tie-dyed shirts and hoodies (purchased at… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego's East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past weekend. That's a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren't scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009

New Wavves – “Hula Hoop”

Last week you got a listen to "Cool Jumper," which served as the debut of Nathan Williams' collaboration with Zach Hill as well as his new, seemingly unpopular haircut. In a studio clip posted by Terror Eyes then reposted by Williams, we again see the new Hill-backed Wavves go for it, this time… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2009

New Wavves – “Cool Jumper”

Folks are generally more interested in Wavves' broken bones and breakdowns than the guy's actual music. Which is a bit of a drag. It's not for a lack of sounds: Beyond Wavves and Wavvves and various singles, Nathan Williams posted the "Mickey Mouse" demo in July and now we have his best… More »

By: brandon / August 12, 2009

New Prefuse 73 – “Always Alone Choir”

This has been an amazing spring if you're a Guillermo Scott Herren fan, and a truly expensive one if you're a Guillermo Scott Herren completist. The master glitch purveyor has been in the process of releasing three albums and one EP, under three different names, over a six week period. There's Savath Y Savalas, hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2009

New El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez – “Half Kleptos” (Stereogum Premiere)

Omar Rodríguez-López has a new band. The Mars Volta songwriter/multi-instrumentalist is calling it El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodríguez-López because it rolls off the tongue but he could also call it Hella Volta. That's because alongside Omar the psych/prog/fusion outfit features Hella's Zach Hill and Jonathan Hischke on drums and synth bass and Mars Volta'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2009

New Zach Hill Video – “Stoic Logic” (Featuring No Age)

Zach Hills brings a lot to Marnie Stern's This Is It.... On his own recent solo album The Astrological Straits, he in turn benefits from the help of his friends, including Stern (and Les Claypool, the Deftones' Chino Moreno, No Age, the Flying Luttenbacher's Jonathon Hicshke, an Rx Bandit, a Hella mate, etc). Much… More »

By: brandon / September 5, 2008

New Marnie Stern – “Shea Stadium” (Stereogum Premiere)

We're not too far off from the release of Marnie Stern's follow-up to last year's In Advance Of The Broken Arm. And I learned something this Labor Day weekend, while literally listening to nothing but the new one: It is a great fucking album. Of course Marnie's a shredder, as many a trend pieceMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 2, 2008
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