New Favorite Band: Die Antwoord

2:12 am by

As the fall festival season quickly approaches with ACL, Voodoo and Fun Fun Fun Fest right around the corner, I am busy searching over the schedules for bands I need to see that I don’t really know much about. ACL is overall pretty familiar for me (I already found my last New Favorite Band on that line-up), but there are many bands that are gracing the stages at New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience over Halloween weekend that I haven’t spent much or any time with. One group that stood out immediately just because of their name was Die Antwoord, but it was there album, $O$, that made them a must see on Halloween weekend. After searching YouTube, I found some intriguing vids that made my need to see the South African hip-hop group grow even more. The best one by far comes from music video blog TaxiJam, which has the group flowing through their tune “Wat Kyk Jy?” complete with mooning and shirtless, sunglassed gentleman taking it all in in the back seat. Love this video…

They’ll be playing at 6:15 in between Boyz Noize and The Crystal Method at Voodoo in what they’re calling Le Plur, which is a new addition to the festival and seems to be some sort of dance stage/tent. See you there?