Never ones to do anything by the book, The Dillinger Escape Plan have recorded a song for a new Converse EP compilation, with Georgia rappen Jarren Benton. It sounds crazy, but this is actually really great.
Never change, TDEP. Never change.
In other The Dillinger Escape Plan news, the band's guitarist Ben Weinman recently unveiled his Party Smasher Inc. project. Intended as resource and network for "alternative creatives", Weinman explains:
"Here I was well into my 20’s with a college degree and a corporate job. I was playing music with no intention of generating money or some massive fan base and, all of a sudden, I had to find excuses to get out of work in order to go tour Europe or Japan. I was recording albums on one of my favorite metal labels of all time (Relapse Records). I was collaborating with some of my favorite musicians. And before I even realized it, I was making 100% of my living creating art.
How did this happen? It happened because we ignored the rules. For the first time in my musical trajectory, I was creating without the idea that there was a right way or a wrong way to do things. No two people are alike. No two people have the same exact cultural influences. Art is not a two party system and never should be. It wasn’t until I started living my artistic life with that mindset that I became a responsible creator; one who could move people through honest expression. And that is what Party Smasher Inc. is all about. We are here to celebrate the artists who are out there creating responsibly. Following their own path, undeterred by the trends.