Introducing: Death Cheetah
February 17, 2012
Written by Mike G.
Death Cheetah combines ominous electronic noise, pummeling drums, and metal guitars to make what the band calls “terri fi” music. It’s the project of Kevin Taylor, who is a visual artist in addition to a musician, which you can readily ascertain from the elaborate attention paid to every detail of the packaging for his debut, a limited edition, lathe-cut record with one track, called “Be Someone’s Horse.” You can listen to it below, and pick up a copy here.
The record is limited to only 50 copies, or you can buy the track digitally for $1 over on Bandcamp, where you’ll also be treated to an overly wordy description of Death Cheetah’s music. Don’t let that deter you (I’m guessing it’s a carryover from Taylor’s visual art career). “Be Someone’s Horse” is a little like what might happen if The Knife were writing songs for Ministry. If that’s your thing, make sure you give it a listen.
And as a bonus: Hit the jump to listen to a remix of “Be Someone’s Horse” by Jon Bernson of Exray’s.