Girl Talk Latest To Follow Radiohead Model

Videos by American Songwriter

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Girl Talk’s latest album, Feed the Animals, is now available online for your downloading pleasure. The album is one of the latest in the name-your-own-price trend, which was started by Radiohead upon the release of In Rainbows, as a slap in the face to what they saw as the music industry’s lack of respect for artists and customers.

Girl Talk’s latest album, Feed the Animals, is now available online for your downloading pleasure. The album is one of the latest in the name-your-own-price trend, which was started by Radiohead upon the release of In Rainbows, as a slap in the face to what they saw as the music industry’s lack of respect for artists and customers.

In a recent interview with Pitchfork Media, Girl Talk (born Greg Gillis) explained his reasoning for the In Rainbows-style release: “I think what we went for seems like an obvious game plan now, just because as soon as it hits the internet, anyone who reads the internet can get it for free if they want to. So why not tap in and let them actually take a step back and think about it, and maybe offer some money?”

Gillis, well known for his creative mash-ups of popular songs, also felt that an online release would allow “current pop and hip-hop sampled on the album” to remain more relevant than would a delayed physical release. He put the finishing touches on the album June 10, so the album is about as fresh as it gets.

For fans wanting to go the online route, there are a few options available. You can get a digital download of the album for as little as a penny, if you’re feeling stingy. Give up more than $5 and you’ll also get the entire album in the higher-quality FLAC format. $10 will get you the aforementioned digital files, a physical copy of the album (release date is still TBA), and the pride of knowing you stuck it to the music industry.

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