Girl Talk, a.k.a. Gregg Gillis, the dance party rockin' DJ machine known to mix artists like Enya and Clipse into rapturous delight, has been hard at work on the follow up to 2006's breakout LP Night Ripper, and hopes to drop the new record, tentatively titled Wild Peace IV: Feed the Animals, Raise the Dead, before summer gets in full swing.
"I've been compiling new material for this album over the past two years," Gillis said in a statement. "It's been a similar work process as my previous releases. I come up with little pieces of new material to experiment with at the live performances each week, and the general direction and style of the album naturally evolves over time."
Specifically, what can fans expect, hmmm, Gregg? According to the statement, the new LP will be "dense with samples," much like Girl Talk's previous releases, but this time around Gillis will "give some of the parts more room to breathe. I'm focusing less on sporadic chops and more on having pieces of the album build," he said.
Catch Girl Talk's new tunes on tour this spring/summer:
3/28, Athens, GA (Georgia Theatre)
4/4, Morgantown, WV (123 Pleasant Street)
4/25, New Haven, CT (Toads Place)
5/2, Richmond, VA (Toads Place)
5/9, Millvale, PA (Mr. Smalls Theatre)
5/23, Chillicothe, IL (Summer Camp)
8/8, Jersey City, NJ (All Points West Festival)