Swamp Thing is made up of three Toronto based humanoids: longtime collaborators and emcees Timbuktu (Toolshed, Teenburger, Backburner) and Chokeules (Toolshed, Backburner) and emcee/producer Savilion (Creature Box, Backburner).
Swamp Thing makes hip hop that goes bump in the night; upbeat party tracks with crepuscular lyrics and filthy beats. These three clever weirdos rap about things like blood puddles, pickles, deep space and severed hands … circus freaks, pentagrams, Star Wars characters, you know, that kind of thing.
You can see why I love Swamp Thing already right?
Check out their music below to see and hear exactly why!
Swamp Thing, is set to release their third album, “Outer Limits” on November 14th, 2014.
You can listen to the first single “Muddy Step” today! Right fucking now!
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“… Gold on my face like I’m R2-D2‘s homeboy”
Swamp Thing makes me growl, they make me purr and over and over again they deliver clever lines that get stuck in my head all day. Like that R2-D2 one …
You can listen to Swamp Thing‘s “Creature Feature” and “Firedogs” albums while you stalk them on the internet via Twitter, Facebook and … fuck Instagram … Instragram makes my spleen itch.
Preorder the full album “Outer Limits” album URBNET or iTunes and check out my interview with Swamp Thing below!
OG: What does Swamp Thing the humanoid hip hop trio have in common with its humanoid/plant creature namesake?
Timbuktu: We’re both rugged, and out the muck, and nasty.
Chokeules: We both have a massive fan base.
OG: If a five-year-old asked what you do for a living, what would you say?
Savilion: Wrangle goats.
Timbuktu: Living the dream, on a budget. Peter Pan shit.
Choke: I’d tell them I’m a ninja or a king, kids will believe anything.
OG: So, what have you all been up to lately?
Tim: Just working to get this new album, Outer Limits, finished. Pouring our life blood into this project to get these treats ready for you Halloween kiddies.
OG: General inspirations for how you live your lives?
Sav: Wake up every day and pray to science that my balls are still here.
OG: Favourite things that are horrifying?
Choke: Real life.
OG: How do you feel about Cannabis?
Choke: He had a few dope tracks.
Sav: Wake up everyday and pray to science that my dabs are still here.
OG: Favourite spots to smoke pot?
Sav: My mom’s basement.
Choke: Sav’s mom’s basement.
OG: Favourite weed strains?
Sav: Jack Herer, some OG kush, something that has some rumble to it. Some lemon haze. Punch you in your stomach.
OG: How do you feel about Stoner Girls?
Tim: They make my plums sing.
Choke: Stoners, good. Girls, good. Stoner Girls, gooood.
OG: What do you think the best and worst drugs in the world are?
Choke: Best drug is jenkem.
Sav: Worst drug is toilet duck.
OG: How do you feel about Feminism?
Choke: We love it.
OG: How important are beauty, money and fashion?
Sav: Everything fades away over time.
OG: Can you define the following words for me please: groupie, misogynist, feminist.
Sav: A groupie is someone who makes plaster moulds out of dicks.
Choke: I thought a groupie was like a selfie, but with a group of people.
OG: Would you let a “groupie” take plaster molds of your dicks? (Shoutout to Cynthia Plaster.)
Sav: Most definitely.
OG: Women you think are amazing?
Choke: My mom.
Tim: Obviously Beyonce. And also my mom.
Sav: My mom too. Joanne Mcleoud from Body Break.
OG: Is Chokeules anemic from being vegan? Be honest.
Tim: Hell no, Choke’s strong as an ox.
Choke: Or a goat.
(I die from happiness every time I watch that video.)
OG: Any advice for girls looking to break into a creative field?
Sav: Don’t listen to us.
Choke: Steve Martin said it best, for anyone breaking into any field- “be so good they can’t ignore you.”
OG: How many cats are too many cats, for one woman to own?
Tim: I’m allergic to cats, so if I walk into a house and see more than one cat I get spooked.
Choke: I’m gonna be a cat lady one day, so the more the merrier.
OG: Do any of you have cats?
Sav: I have two cats. Shout out to Egypt and Alaska.
OG: Where should stoners visit in Toronto?
Choke: High Park.
Sav: Vapor Central.
Tim: People seem to like to get high at my apartment.
OG: Where do you think Stoner Heaven is?
Sav: Guatemala, Colorado.
OG: What do you want in return for dedicating your life to music?
Tim: To be able to keep doing it, and not have to do anything else but that.
Choke: Generally the music is its own reward, but if someone wants to give us stacks of cash we’ll take it.
OG: What’s next for you all?
Choke: Friday November 14th we drop our new album Outer Limits on URBNET, and there’s a release party that night at Rancho Relaxo at the $5 Dollar Rap Show.
Tim: We’re also working on an Swamp Thing album with Peter Project that’ll be dropping early next year. The next Backburner album is on the way as well, and a new Savilion solo album that’s gonna lump you in your pumpkin.
I love you Swamp Thing!
Thank you so much for your time and for being such brilliant weirdos!
😈 HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE 😈