El-P—CEO of Definitive Jux Records and Brooklyn’s own tore down Jimmy Kimmel’s stage last night. As soon as Kimmels fat fingers pointed stage bound, El-Producto and his crew hopped up, decked out in complete camo garb. Only a fraction of the audience was there to see El-P, the rest were eager Ozzy Osbourne followers waiting to see the bat-eater in the second show later on. Covered in fake blood, a Halloween-eque El-P jumped in the limelight, opening with “Up All Night,” a heart-racing performance about modern day U.S. military service, that ended with the emcee dropping symbolically dead. The bubbly eyed, underground legend Aesop Rock, joined his label mate performing “Run The Numbers” leaving the undersized crowd in awe.
I'll Sleep When You're Dead sees El-P pile more stuff onto his chock-full sound in what can only be described as a full sonic palette. And while you East Coasters are celebrating global warming, our LA commrades are feeling the weight of nuclear winter (even if our temperatures are probably about the same)…but the moral of all that, is that El-P's record is perfect for this kind of blustery, wind-whipped day that SoCal is seeing right now. All tracks are produced by El-P, who has additional help from Cat Power, Trent Reznor, Slug, Aesop Rock, Tame One, Matt Sweeney and Mr. Dibbs. Anyway, check the tracklisting:
1. Tasmanian Pain Coaster
3. Up All Night
6. Dear Sirs
7. Run the Numbers
8. Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love)
9. The …