So, why hasn't he blown up, even after the rise and fall of Deaf Grapes (essentially watered down B L A C K I E + "omg live drums")? He's better and way more consistent, actually tends to flow with the beat instead of shouting liek a homeless man (not to discredit Ride; this just seems more accessible), etc.. Is it because a video of a not-so-great day at SXSW went slightly viral before his music did?
Why does B L A C K I E toil away in obscurity?
DG's later exposure may have been in-part due to their crazy antics, but it's certainly not the only reason. They were getting a lot of buzz way before there was the whole Epic / NLDW controversy.
I'll disagree again and say that B L A C K I E is MUCH edgier, his style is more abrasive and all over the place to me.
DG's music was just a lot more interesting. They essentially released five albums that all sound different, but carry the same energies and feelings throughout. Ride's lyrics and delivery are also a lot more compelling and he can write some really clever stuff. And yeah, Zach Hill is a really fucking good drummer.
dug the fuck out that track
would have enjoyed finding out about it more without the bitter jealousy over notoriety
dg have a lot goin for them it's not as simple as 'this sounds kinda that'
also having lyrics to go along with until i could adjust to ride's delivery helped a LOT
and there's none to be found for this track, so it's not as easy to stop and think about what's being said in it, so it doesn't mean as much to me
As a huge fan of B L A C K I E (even before i dug death grips) DG are just more experimental (not to say B L A C K I E isn't) and their production is less noisey and a lot of the time a bit more focused, But i like B L A C K I E For what he is, and his production is pretty fucking sick.