The masterminds behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force have relocated the fast-food crew to Seattle and changed not only the name, but also the structure of the show after deciding that they were unhappy with the pilot. They even made a new theme song, recruiting Queen of the Stone Age Josh Homme and Alain Johannes for the daunting task of replacing the Schooly D's still-catchy original.
[adult swim] is known for its expert use of music during the "bumpers" or "bumps": The few-second pauses between commercials and programming. The eyelash-quick announcements and anecdotes are usually set to the music of Stones Throw Records artists, and [adult swim] is incredibly subtle about their love of late producer J Dilla.
At bumpworthy.com, Adult Swimmers can rummage through an inventory back to 2001 by artist, black and white cards-the most recent format for bumps, or tags. Over the past few years, [adult swim]'s Stones Throw partnership and frequent collaborations with Williams Street Records has led to several compilation albums.
Most are free to download on the Web site, so we've made a compilation of compilation albums for you to check out after the jump.
Williams Street Records, 2007
This album was more rock-conscious and put out after a string of mostly hip-hop releases.
Artists Featured: Broken Social Scene, The Raveonettes, TV On the Radio, The Rapture
For Fans Of: The Venture Bros.
Stones Throw Records, 2006
The CD+DVD package includes footage from MF Doom's SXSW 2006 performance in Austin.
Artists Featured: MF Doom, Dudley Perkins, J Dilla
For Fans Of: The Boondocks
Definitive Jux/Williams Street Records, 2007
Definitive Swim came out at the same time as El-P's video release for "Flyentology," which was animated by animators from Williams Street.
Artists Featured: Aesop Rock, El-P, Mr. Lif
For Fans Of: Robot Chicken
Williams Street Records, 2009
Flying Lotus, El-P, SALEM, and HEALTH all took some ATL hits and remixed them. Check out the "Patna Dem" and "Is That You God" remixes.
Artists Featured: Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Goodie Mob, Shawty Lo
For Fans Of: Aqua Teen Hunger Force - er, Aqua Unit Patrol Squad One - and Superjail!
Williams Street Records, 2010
The most metal of metal, no doubt best suited for fans of Metalocalypse.
Artists Featured: Death Angel, Black Tusk, Black Cobra, Jesu
Williams Street Records, 2010
Artists Featured: Freddie Gibbs, Black Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Flying Lotus feat. Mike Bigga
For Fans Of: Squidbillies
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