Featured Artist: Wallpaper

07/27/2009

Wallpaper: “Pool Party”

Amongst comedy musicians from the likes of Weird Al, to Lonely Island, comes Wallpaper a Bay Area nerd with a love for synthesizers, drum machines, and making you smile while you dance. “Booty Tweet,” might bring smirks, but is exactly the catchy and simple style that is making Wallpaper’s success. After winning a remix competition for Passion Pit’s “Sleepyhead,” Wallpaper’s popularity continues to grow. Most of his songs seem glib, but there are messages to be heard. Wallpaper is comprised of producer Eric Frederick, and his alter ego, Ricky Reed, the selfish consumer and singer. In an interview with SF Station, Eric Frederick described the concept:

The project, in all aspects, has a lot of influences from George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. We definitely see ourselves in the lineage of that. But most of the inspiration for that character came from going to K-mart and seeing obnoxious people in line jib-jabbering on their Bluetooth while they buy flat screen TVs and don’t make conversation with anybody. Ricky embodies the excesses of society and how nasty consumerism is.

Here is another video by Wallpaper.
Wallpaper: “Evrytm We Do It (Maury RAC RMX)”

Evrytm We Do It RAC Maury RMX (Official Music Video) from wallpaper. on Vimeo.

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