Fans can look forward to a Skrillex collaboration from the hyper-pop combo as well as a brand-new album that will be released on March 17th.
Snake Eyes, a brand-new EP by 100 gecs, is out now. Since the publication of their iconic hyper pop classic 1000 gecs, fans have been kept entertained by a remix album and a few singles.
But this week, Dylan Brady and Laura Les created a huge stir with an unexpected undertaking. They also disclosed that 10,000 gecs, their follow-up album, will be released on March 17, 2023. Needless to say, just when we thought hyper-pop was dying out, some of its most well-known representatives are still enthralling audiences.
Additionally, they continue to produce music that is original, strange, inventive, and genre-defying. Three songs from Snake Eyes were presented to us: “Hey Big Man,” “Torture Me,” and “Runaway,” each of which featured Skrillex.
Most people will recognize 100 gecs for their passionate combination of pop, alternative rock, and heavily electronic production in that last song. Key examples of that sound are their prior singles from this year, “mememe” and “Doritos & Fritos.”
They are a strong representation of the hyperpop genre, which Rico Nasty claimed to be some of her favorite music.
Don’t allow the harshest and most confrontational song on this album, “Hey Big Man,” to scare you away on the first listen. Between distorted percussion blasts and synthetic electric guitar tones, Dylan and Laura interchange crazy bars.
Although occasional listeners would assume the sound is “cursed,” it is a structural irregularity for the group. In addition, the track’s vitality and simplicity are more important than its catchy chorus and logical flow.
The following track on Snake Eyes completes the circle of the duo’s EDM inspirations. They worked with Skrillex on the heady but endearing song “Torture Me.”
The dubstep drops, which haven’t been widely used in popular music since the middle of the 2010s, may have turned you off. However, gecs take pride in that sound, and the song’s originality creates an almost nostalgic but menacing atmosphere. Look at the title, for example.
In “Runaway,” the Dog Show Records signees continue to tweak their tried-and-true formula. Here, the development is likely the most well-developed, as Laura and Dylan’s vocals alternate between being stunning and feeling completely overwhelmed.
Additionally, the combination of gentle pianos and aggressive electric guitars perfectly captures the essence of gecs. Regardless of the sound, the pair is us
ing, their sense of melody, evocative soundscapes, and impactful words still stand out. Check out the “ringtone” remix by Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, and Kero Kero Bonito if you’re not familiar with this sound.
All of this adds up to a spectacular EP launch for 100 Gecs as they make their big comeback. All of the heat on Snake Eyes was contained in just under 6 minutes.
Check out Snake Eyes on your favorite streaming platform. Check out the tracklist below, and keep an eye on HNHH for other releases that aren’t hip-hop but that you’ll still like.