You may have enjoyed True Neutral Crew’s music but have been curious about what they’re like in a live setting. Here’s the perfect way to find out, a 20-minute short film that is the group displaying themselves on stage in a way that is sure to bring you and everyone else to see them when they play near you. The people you’ll see and hear in this include Margot Padilla (I.E.), Signor Benedict The Moor, and Daveed Diggs of clipping., all of which represent the hip-hop perspective of the group. The musical creations are made by Brian Kinsman, Boo Hiss, and tik///tik. Now that you know, get to know them a bit more.
The adventures continue once again with True Neutral Crew, who have released a nice 7-song EP called #POPPUNK, which could sound like a mixture of pop and punk but because you know what to expect from these guys, you know you’re not going to expect that at all.
There’s different styles in each song, one track might sound like the guy from clipping. decided to enter the studio or basement and rhyme (which makes sense, considering Daveed Diggs is in a song or so). Another time, you’ll hear a female presence and realize that’s that Margot Padilla of I.E., or hear another guy rap and doodle and know it’s not only more, it’s Signor Benedick The Moor. It feels like an open house but you also know what True Neutral Crew are born to do, not to do, as well as undo. #POPPUNK is music for those who don’t care if a library book is overdue.
True Neutral is a group featuring Brian Kinsman of Foot Village on drums, Margot Padilla of I.E. fame on electronics and wizardry, and clipping.’s Daveed Diggs sharing vocal duties with Kinsman and Padilla. If you are familiar with any of the projects these three have done, then you might be wondering if this is a beautiful union or a heavenly means of chaos. It’s both, and they’re showing it off with a 3-song EP called #MONSANTO, which also contains a bonus remix of the title track. Could you call this “alternative hip-hop”? For some portions, sure. Could you call this indie electro pop? You could. Would you want to call this noisy pop bop? Whatever you want dude or dudette, whatever you want, but again, if you are at all familiar with clipping., I.E., and/or Foot Village, blend that up in a sauce and see how it sounds/tastes. #MONSANTO is the cause.