Brooklyn duo Talibam! Are previously known for their avant-jazz, experimental rock leanings, 'Puff Up the Volume' sees Talibam! Turning their considerable talents towards an album of synth-pop-infused, comedy-soaked 'No School' Rap. Having collectively been in bands with members of Battles, TV on the Radio and Grizzly Bear, Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea have joined 'Brooklyn's Finest' and made an album of hook riddled pop star bombast.
'Puff Up the Volume', is Talibam!'s '#NO SCHOOL' Rap debut. They like to say "if you went to rap school you wasted your money". This epic record is chock-full of party anthems and raw emotional verse, solidifying the duo as a skilled production team.
Talibam!'s 'Puff Up the Volume' represents the outcome of poetic circumstance. Drummer Kevin Shea's big toe was crushed during a gong accident in 2009 forcing him to play bass drum with his left foot for the rest of a tour and the subsequent recording session engineered by Dirty Projector's touring sound engineer Etienne Foyer in Paris.
The circumstance 'liberated' Talibam! From their previous ethos with drummer Kevin Shea bumping a BIG BEAT flavour alongside Matt Mottel's spicy Mini Moog mastery.
Look out for the Talibam! #No School Rap Reports online and also their remix work of your favourite artist (maybe).