POPSHIFTER ~~ It’s hard to dismiss Planet Murk in any way. The undeniable chemistry that Swamp Thing possesses as a group goes hand-in-hand with Peter Project’s beats to create a soundtrack for any occasion. This is not an exaggeration: it is nearly impossible to take the album off of repeat...
EXCLAIM! ~~ Toronto rap crew Swamp Thing just dropped the follow-up to last year's Outer Limits LP with a new record called Planet Murk, and now they've unveiled a new clip for album cuts "Muddy Step" and "Straight Out the Murk." You can see them first right here at Exclaim! Both videos for the two-song package were directed by Daniel Jardine. The first sees Timbuktu, Chokeules and Savilion taking a trek through the great outdoors. The rap trio spit rhymes straight into the camera, while some funky-coloured filters add some extra visual interest. The accompanying shots for "Straight Out the Murk" takes things in the opposite direction, wiping out colour in favour of black-and-white shots of the band goofing off with some homemade pyrotechnics.
Sarah Murphy | exclaim.ca/music/article/swamp_thing-muddy_step_straight_out_murk_video
THE STONER GIRL'S GUIDE ~~ Swamp Thing released a dope new two-in-one video.
THE UNHEARD NERD ~~ Chokeules, Timbuktu and Savilion return with a more upbeat version of their b-movie sound thanks to production from Peter Project on the new Swamp Thing album Planet Murk.
Toronto’s three-headed monster, Swamp Thing, is back with an incredible new album, Planet Murk. For the first time in their five-year history, Timbuktu, Chokeules, and Savilion have outsourced the production (which is usually handled by Savilion or Timbuktu) to super producer Peter Project, and his army of 808s, 303s, MPC 60s, and SP-12s. The result is a Swamp Thing album unlike any other.
Fresh off the success of 2014’s Outer Limits, a dark ode to space-age boom bap, Swamp Thing returns with a more upbeat version of their usual b-movie and sci-fi inspired hip hop. Peter Project’s production ranges from low-fi bangers to futuristic fire, and his personality shines through, influencing Swamp Thing’s songwriting style and delivery. Planet Murk is possibly their best effort to date- which is saying a lot for those familiar with the catalog.
Swamp Thing has performed with notable acts such as GZA (of Wu-Tang Clan), El Da Sensei (of Artifacts), Urbnet labelmates like D-Sisive and Wordburglar, and the new album features guest appearances from fellow Backburner Crew members Ghettosocks and More Or Les. They’ve also toured extensively across North America, playing major festivals from SXSW to CMW.
The new Swamp Thing and Peter Project album, Planet Murk, is available 10/31/15 on URBNET. Happy Halloween.
“Planet Murk? It’s equal parts Gravediggaz and Beastie Boys, Wes Craven and Tim Burton. It's as swampy as ever, but on this one we’re having even more fun.” - Chokeules
“We’re going hambolini like Gandolfini!” - Savilion