Similar to their [larger] crew's nationally-aired debut TV appearance (The Roots/Fallon) a couple months back, MellowHype was once again backed by a band. For this go-round, the 2/12 Odd Future recruited Garage Pop duo Bass Drum of Death for this recent FuelTV performance. - I look forward to seeing if the OF members progress with this "Rock-inspired" sound on their future releases, as really seems to be a solid fit.
Bass Drum of Death writes songs about... "drugs, trying to make it with religious girls, panic attacks, stealing stuff, mild to severe depression, Elvis appearing in your dreams and giving you advice, gravity bongs, and the devil living inside your brain."
- Fat Possum on GB City (LP).
MellowHype contains Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, while Bass Drum of Death is made up of Mississippi natives, "John + Colin." Both pairs are currently signed with Fat Possum Records feed public relations through Heathcliff Berru (Life or Death PR).
The Oxford, MS-based label recently released Bass Drums' debut full-length, GB City. A "pumped up" BlackenedWhite (mixtape) version is slated for [commercial] re-release this Summer... with a new album, "Numbers" TBR later on down the line in 2011. A second new album will reportedly be written/recorded and hopefully released this year, as well.