TVD’s 10 Weeks
of Record Store Day
Vinyl Giveaways: Die Antwoord, TEN$ION

As Record Store Day approaches (April 21st this year) we’re counting down with  10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways.  Today, it’s a copy of Die Antwoord’s TEN$ION

When first introduced to the way of Zef a la Die Antwoord, I wasn’t sure if I had witnessed the most terrific or the most horrific thing to hit music since disco.  Afrikaans for “The Answer,” Die Antwoord is the South African rave-rap movement composed of stage personas Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, DJ Hi-Tek, and an unlikely rotation of other misfits from the furthest cultural reaches of musicianship.

Their Zef sound  carries a certain level of bombastic audacity that is only possible when a band decides to transgress the question, “Is this a joke?”  The answer, for Die Antwoord, is that at times the line gets a little blurry, but as expressed in their debut mockumentary Zef Side, their sound is “blowing up the interwebs” without a doubt.

A digital download to viral phenomenon story, Die Antwoord is now able to release their second album on their very own Zef Recordz.   Each video that comes out of the act is more unbelievable than the last, in what I would cheekily call a definitively developing visual style.  Their latest is for “I FINK YOU FREEKY” off of TEN$ION.

For your chance to win a copy of TEN$ION on vinyl, tell us the freakiest artist you’ve ever seen live.  Mine would have to be the seducer of Disney Channel stars Trace Cyrus when I had to drive my sister and her friends to see Metro Station.  Billy Ray shouldn’t let that boy out of the house.

We’ll select a winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, Monday, March 19th.

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  • Harry Painter

    Well Die Antwoord would have to be up there, but I am going to go with ICP. I mean, it’s ICP.

  • CB

    I saw a guy named Dirt Road Randy Buttsex perform at the Velvet Lounge in Washington, D.C.  He was wearing a speedo with an American flag cape.  He sang songs about raping and killing, then put the flag over his guitar, lit it on fire, and peed on it.  He then sprinted out of the venue and did not return.  

  • Sal

    I saw Björk at the Olympic island in Toronto. Was definitely the freakiest show I’ve ever seen

  • Cort K

    I saw Emily Autumn you talk about weird and strange she’s right up there. I felt really goofy when I left the venue and there were tons of freaky people there as well to help spread the insanity. Please and thank you for contest.

  • Shane verna

    I seen Ministry at lollapaloza 92 and that was a freaky show. I remember the back screen on stage had eye surgery . It was pretty nuts. It probably help the state i was in at the time

  • James ONeil

    I have seen multiple times Mindless Self Indulgence. They are Rap, rock, metal, everything. The first time I was front and center when Jimmy Urine (lead singer) stuck the microphone in his pants and sang to his crotch, then climbed up on top of all the speakers depantsed and leaped down. The whole time singing and screaming outragous things… It was a life scaring situation as well as being by the fans who like to mimic whatever their leader is doing…

  • Tiffany

    Dirty Beaches. I was genuinely shocked (and delighted) by how wild he appeared on stage, several times wandering into the crowd, screaming right in people’s faces – not to be a jerk but because his performance simply called for screaming, and he happened to be very close to you. At times he seemed not to notice anyone was there; he seemed almost unhinged, mentally. It was fantastic. It gave me chills. I was reminded of Suicide and The Birthday Party, which is never a bad thing.

  • Chris

    Future Islands opened for Okkervil River and kind of weirded me out. I also saw Dolly Parton’s Christmas show a few years back when my dad bought me tickets before telling me.

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!