Taking a cue from his like-minded industry-shaking brethren, Pittsburgh-based mix-master Girl Talk, a.k.a. Gregg Gillis, has pulled a "Radiohead," unveiling his new record, entitled Feed the Animals, as pay-what-you-want download -- and it's available now via label site illegalart.net.
A conventional album -- ie: compact disc -- will be released Sept. 23 by Illegal Art, while a vinyl edition will be distributed via Wham City.
One upping Thom Yorke and crew, Girl Talk has offered fans further incentive to donate to his cause; those who offer any money at all will receive the album as a high quality MP3, while Gillis devotees who dig into the $5 bracket will be rewarded with not only a high quality MP3, but also the entire 50-minute set as one long track, "which is how Gillis intended for people to listen to the album," explains a statement.
A donation of $10 or more gets you the aforementioned perks plus a packaged CD when it drops in September.
Catch Girl Talk mixing up new tunes on tour this summer; it's certainly not complete without the feet-shuffling, confetti-ridden performances Gillis is known for.
Feed the Animals tracklisting:
1. "Play Your Part (Pt. 1)"
2. "Shut the Club Down"
3. "Still Here"
4. "What It's All About"
5. "Set It Off"
6. "No Pause"
7. "Like This"
8. "Give Me a Beat"
9. "Hands In the Air"
10. "In Step"
11. "Let Me See You"
12. "Here's the Thing"
13. "Don't Stop"
14. "Play Your Part (Pt. 2)"
Girl Talk tour dates:
6/26, Hattiesburg, MS (Thirsty Hippo)
6/27, Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)
6/28, Tulsa, OK (Cains Ballroom)
7/11, Boulder, CO (Fox Theatre)
7/12, Aspen, CO (Belly Up)
7/23, Victoria, British Columbia (Sugar)
7/24, Vancouver, British Columbia (Commodore Ballroom)
7/25, Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill Block Party)
7/26, Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre)
8/3, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza / Citi Stage)
8/8, Jersey City, NJ (All Points West Festival / Liberty State Park)