Every time someone talked about Coachella this weekend, I thought about this video.I can’t believe I let myself forget this.
I reviewed this for the Baltimore City Paper, but I’m so obsessed with this album and its concept that I sat down with Cex last week and wanted to get more info on it’s creation and conceptualization. ANIMAL was kind enough to let me do that. If you don’t know: Shamaneater is the soundtrack for a fictional Playstation 2 game (about video game addiction) and it comes with a fake GameFAQ for the fake game, so there’s some meta on top of meta type thing going on here. But it also isn’t some nostalgic video game bullshit, you know? Check it out. Also, I just realized the cover is kind of a clever riff on DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing. So many levels to this shit.