Nice name, James Pants! There’s something about the word “pants” that’s just a little bit funny. The same is true with James Pants’ music. Sarcastic, kitschy lyrics over crawly bass and fuzzed out beats make what Stones Throw asserts is one of their most eclectic artists to date. Check out some new tracks from his forthcoming self-titled release (May 3rd), plus a freakish hip-hop remix of “Seven” from Odd Future‘s Tyler the Creator‘s Bastard album.
This isn’t the first time James Pants has worked with one of the most buzzed about rappers, Tyler, The Creator. James is just returning the favor to the successful Odd Future member, and cool thing, too, is it’s a free mix with a lot of dark swagger.
Download: Tyler, the Creator, “Seven (James Pants Remix)”
“Darlin,” the album’s lead single is actually a bit gritty, but pays a slight tribute to lo-fi garage and ’50s/’60s doo-wop — a welcome change (alongside Mayer Hawthorne) from some of the more hip-hop stuff pervading the label in the latter years.
Download: James Pants – “Darlin”
And, for fun here’s a fantastic video interview with Vancouver’s Nardwuar the Human Serviette, who I’m a huge fan of, interviewing L.A. rap group Odd Future’s fearless leader, Tyler, the Creator. In this interview, Tyler shares his love for James Pants amongst other odd musical tidbits.
James’ Pants Self-titled LP is out May 3, 2011 via Stones Throw