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LOUDEST BOOM BAH YEA, Karl Lundin, Chris Deaner, band

Loudest Boom Bah Yea.

MEMBERS

Chris Deaner,

Karl Lundin


HOMETOWN

Austin, Texas


MOST POPULAR

Booty Beats Fully Realized


GREATEST HITS

Bell-a-Tubby
Preylewd (To a Fairy Dance?)
Tap Not, Lest Ye Be Tapped


ALSO

LOUDEST's site


DESCRIPTION

Chris Deaner (New York) and Karl Lundin (Mississippi) met in Austin, TX after playing at a coffee shop in different bands. They both noticed the fact that the other was playing drums better than those bands were. And found more mutuality: They shared a love and fascination for all kinds of rhythmic things way beyond the pop/rock world. Afro and Afro-American grooves as well as the perspectives of pure dance and electronic music (As current faves they would drop Amon Tobin, DAT Politics, Hot Chip, Matmos, Plaid, Kid606, Congo Natty. Oh, and Perfume) After both drummers simultaneously noticed a distinct absence of drumset music in the pop world the musical idea of Loudest Boom Bah Yea was born. They got together in 1999, and kept exploring this loose project, whenever their busy schedules allowed.


RELATED ARTISTS

KELLY CLARKSON (Chris)

+/- {PLUS/MINUS}


LOUDEST BOOM BAH YEA, Booty Beats Fully Realized, album
Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label album
LOUDEST BOOM BAH YEA, band, Chris Deaner, Karl Lundin

Karl and Chris [L to R]
Photo by [unknown]


LOUDEST BOOM BAH YEA, band, Chris Deaner, Karl Lundin

Karl and Chris
performing live and in person
Photo by [unknown]



LOUDEST BOOM BAH YEA, band, Chris Deaner, Karl Lundin

Karl and Chris
at Chris' wedding
Photo by [unknown]


ORIGINAL BAND NAME

Loud Est. 1999 Or Whatever

FILM


at SXSW

Performed live at the Rainbow Cattle Club, Austin, Texas, March, 2009.


BELL-A-TUBBY (Live)

Performed live at Zal Ozhidania, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, January 30, 2009.


BIOGRAPHY

Rumble in the Jungle:
You'll get Big Beat, Breakbeat, Funky Drummer, Tambour de Brazza, Katak-like chants, Line drumming, Hip Hop Hi Hats and an echo of Dub. Got it?! Boom It's all about rhythm. It's all in here. But these 2 smart guys just call it "pop music for 2 drumsets". This all suits it well Loudest Boom Bah Yea are Karl Lundin (drum set left stage side) and Chris Deaner (drum set right stage side). They lend their bandname from the chants "Ali, bom ba ye!" which accompanied the event of the Foreman/Ali fight in 1972, Zaire, impressively documented in Leon Gast's movie "When We Were Kings" (-highly recommended, btw. If there would be a new movie about this Rumble In The Jungle ever, this record here shall be the soundtrack.) You wouldn't guess at once that both are coming from Indie Rock/-Pop background.

A credit list would be too long, but most remarkable here: Chris Deaner is founding member of +/- {Plus/Minus} and Karl Lundin have been his replacement during there European dates in 2007. Coming from different corners of the USA Chris Deaner (New York) and Karl Lundin (Mississippi) met in Austin, TX after playing at a coffee shop in different bands. They both noticed the fact that the other was playing drums better than those bands were. And found more mutuality: They shared a love and fascination for all kinds of rhythmic things way beyond the pop/rock world. Afro and Afro-American grooves as well as the perspectives of pure dance and electronic music (As current faves they would drop Amon Tobin, DAT Politics, Hot Chip, Matmos, Plaid, Kid606, Congo Natty. Oh, and Perfume) After both drummers simultaneously noticed a distinct absence of drumset music in the pop world the musical idea of Loudest Boom Bah Yea was born. They got together in 1999, and kept exploring this loose project, whenever their busy schedules allowed.


INTERVIEW WITH STEREOGUM


STEREOGUM: How did the project come together?

CHRIS DEANER: The project started about 10 years ago when [Karl and I] were both living in Austin, TX. I enjoyed watching him play, and admired the parts he would come up with for the bands he played with. We would always hang out as friends, and eventually it made sense to nerd out, just the two of us, with only drums. In that initial "jam sesh" we both agreed that 100% pure improv songs are not as fun to us as writing and playing pop songs, so we started to try to write pop music for two drumsets.

STEREOGUM: How did Jim Eno get involved?

CHRIS DEANER: We are friends with Jim from back in my Austin days. My band at the time, The Adults, used to play with Spoon pretty often. We kept in touch over the years, and when I had some rough mixes done for the record I brought them to Jim. The sounds (drum and otherwise) and parts on the Spoon records are amazing, so I thought I'd approach him and see if he wanted to "produce" the album. To my surprise, he agreed. We took the tracks that we had to his studio, Public Hi-Fi, and recorded extra percussion, claps, tambourine, and vocables for the songs. In addition to making the fidelity of the album amazing, he also helped arrange the songs. Essentially he's the third Boom Bah Yea.

STEREOGUM: The group name is a mantra of sorts, connecting the pieces. Any significance to it?

CHRIS DEANER: The name of the band used to be called "Loud Est. 1999 Or Whatever." We would change it every year. As you might imagine, this became overly cumbersome and silly. During that time we would usually just refer to the band as Loudest. Karl watched When We Were Kings, and was inspired by the "Ali, boom bah yea” chant in the movie. He put Loudest on the front, and it just works.

STEREOGUM: It's two drum sets, as you said, but there are some sounds that seem manipulated. How'd you get those?

CHRIS DEANER: Most were created using simple analog overdrive, or compression. There is tons of fun outboard gear and percussion toys to use at Jim's studio. A couple of my favorite sounds are the vocables on "Tribute To The Dirty South," the belly-chimey things on "Preylewd (to a Fairy Dance?)," and the bassish sound on "Tap Not Lest Ye Be Tapped." On "Tribute," Jim used some weird 1980's vocalizer he had laying around. On "Preylewd," I played the catwalk that is in Jim's studio with some timpani mallets, and on "Tap Not" Karl played an African drum with zils that was run through tons of distortion and compression.

STEREOGUM: Finally, what’s up with you and Kelly Clarkson?

CHRIS DEANER: Me and Kelly... Well, unfortunately I'm not going to be with her on this tour. I decided to stay home with the family. Between Loudest, +/- {PLUS/MINUS}, and Kelly Clarkson I did not get to spend too much time with family the past couple years, so I’m going to make some time to do just that. Hopefully I’ll play with her again in the future!



DISCOGRAPHY


ALBUMS

Booty Beats Fully Realized


COMPILATIONS

Teen-Beat No.1 Record Label


RELATED

+/- {Plus/Minus}


SONGS

Africa 7, Heh?
Baby A's
Bell-a-Tubby
Deux
Hoo Hoo Hoo!
Preylewd (To a Fairy Dance?)
Samba Yea
Seven Ladies
Tap Not, Lest Ye Be Tapped
Tap Not, Lest Ye Be Tapped (Scattergories)
A Tribute to the Dirty South