in 2008 or so I made a really weird Christmas album. Shulaka was the name I used for my really old 4track music from the 90s and early 2000s. I resurrected the name for a one off LP of Christmas classics for friends and family. Almost ten years later Here it is on YouTube, just in time for the holidays! A Shulakan Christmas combines experimental electronic music with live drums and weird bit crushed noise turned into holiday music. I hope you enjoy!
Back in 2014 when I was first getting serious about my YouTube channel, I knew I wanted to do something about music, but wasn’t totally sure what at the time. I experimented with several ideas back then, and one of them was making videos of local bands using multiple cameras and high quality audio, then editing and syncing it all together. As time went on the channel evolved to what it is now.
Recently I revisited these videos and remembered how much I liked them, so I thought I would bring this series back to the channel. I created a playlist with the 3 best shows from 2014 (BELLS≥, Big Figment, and Stereobird), and as new concerts are recorded, they will be added to this list “Demonic Sweaters Presents”.
Sit back and enjoy the show!
Tyler Zarzeka is a professional drummer whose credits include Charlie Puth, Kiiara, Noah Cyrus (Miley’s sister) and is currently on the road with Taylor Grey! He is currently on the roster for Q drums, Zildjain, Remo, Roland, Vic Firth, etc.
He’s a very down to earth and awesome guy, and I really enjoyed our conversation. We had a great talk about how to make the connections in becoming a pro drummer, what it’s like to be on the road, staying healthy while traveling and more!
This incredible video (uploaded in 2011) has somehow recently made it to the top of YouTube’s algorithm and is being pushed to viewers now, but I’m really glad I saw this. Since I live in NYC and would never do this stuff myself, it’s amazing to see these hidden places such as abandon subway stations, secret underground tunnels, tops of bridges, etc…
DO NOT TRY THIS YOURSELF, you will either get arrested or die. Watching these guys explore the hidden underbelly of NYC is truly fascinating.
I absolutely love Tortoise, and TNT is nothing short of a masterpiece of an LP. Pitchfork just posted this live video of them performing the entire album in full at the Art Institute of Chicago and it is glorious.
Sound quality is absolutely excellent, and video production quality is equally as great. I saw them way back in the 1990s, and it makes me very happy to see them performing this material today. This was a great way to start my morning.
TNT has also recently been reissued on vinly (I already got a copy) but you can pick one up with the link below 🙂