100 gecs and the new sound of hyperpop
Everyone will describe the music of 100 gecs differently. To some, Dylan Brady and Laura Les make deeply satisfying earworms, tracks able to scratch the itches that occupy the deepest memory-holed corners of the brain. To others, though, their music is an "anarchic assault on the ears,” a quilt of all of the genres historically ridiculed in the popular canon: nu-metal, scuzz-rock, ska and 90’s pop punk are all fair game in the world of gecs.
On their latest record, aptly titled 10000 gecs, Brady and Les double down on the crunchy distortion and harmonics, creating tracks equally influenced by Primus and Eddie Van Halen as they are by their hyperpop contemporaries. The album reflects a Internet-core approach to music as a whole, shedding notions of “good” and “bad” music in favor of catchy melodies and intricate song construction.
On this episode on Switched On Pop, we dig deep into the ethos of 100 gecs, and producer Reanna Cruz talks to the duo themselves about their eclectic sophomore record.
- 100 gecs – Hollywood Baby
- 100 gecs – Billy Knows Jamie
- 100 gecs – stupid horse
- 100 gecs – 745 sticky
- 100 gecs – Doritos & Fritos
- Primus – Jerry Was A Racecar Driver
- Ween – Bananas and Blow
- Limp Bizkit – My Generation
- Gorillaz – Dirty Harry
- Future – I Been Drinking
- J-Kwon – Tipsy
- Justin Timberlake – Summer Love
- Violent Femmes – Added Up
- 100 gecs – Dumbest Girl Alive
- THX Deep Note
- Cypress Hill – Insane in the Membrane
- 100 gecs – The Most Wanted Person in the United States
- 100 gecs – Frog on the Floor
- Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee
- Limp Bizkit – Dad Vibes
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