Posted in music | pictures on December 26, 2010

photos by Andrew St. Clair

In what is now an annual tradition, we're playing catch up during this final week of the year. If this post seems outdated, that's because it is. Happy Holidays!

Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord played a NYC show at Gramercy Theatre at the end of October. A second set of pictures from that pre-Halloween show occupies this post, and they continue below...

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Die Antwoord performs music which incorporates many Zef elements and references. Zef is a South African slang term that describes a unique South African style which is modern and trashy and also includes out-of-date, discarded cultural and style elements. Both Ninja and Yolandi have offered definitions of zef. Yolandi was quoted as saying, "It's associated with people who soup their cars up and rock gold and shit. Zef is, you're poor but you're fancy. You're poor but you're sexy, you've got style." Their lyrics are performed in both Afrikaans and English.

In an interview with Exclaim! magazine, the group revealed they have a five album plan. According to Ninja, "We'll be dropping films between each of the albums, feature films... We have one we're working on for next year called The Answer. It's like the story of how Die Antwoord started. But that's like, our power, and where our energy is at right now"[12] In another interview with Mother Jones magazine, the group mentioned that they already had most of the musical hooks written for a second album, tentatively titled Tension.

They are currently filming a short film for the song "Wat Kyk Jy?" with American filmmaker Harmony Korine. [Wikipedia]

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Comments (35)

nuts.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 12:13 PM

Damn, I hadn't thought of these guys in a while. Thanks for bringing this shit back, BV. Gross.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 12:22 PM

*barf*

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 12:23 PM

anyway you look at it, love em or hate em, your luck of getting a photog into the rammstein show is your biggest fail ever, BV !

Posted by anon | December 26, 2010 12:45 PM

cant believe these motherfuckers actually make money.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 12:50 PM

Rammstein guy, shut up. Should BV should have sometime photograph Korn the next time they come around? Maybe the site should do a write up on the next POD show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 12:57 PM

fucking shit garbage!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 12:58 PM

this band sucks and I'm soooo sick of seeing them and their stupid outfits/haircuts. go the fuck away.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 1:34 PM

No

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 1:41 PM

I fucked her in the ass...that ass is tight

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 3:41 PM

concerned for the people that would actually buy tickets to see Die Antwoord

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 4:16 PM

get over yourselves and stop taking everything so serious. it's a fucking fun band. end of story.

Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2010 4:24 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 4:32 PM

Someone should have done this world a favor and gassed everyone at the Gramercy that night...

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 5:55 PM

Gross. Pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 5:56 PM

is that conan in the floyd boxers?

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 5:56 PM

These guys have amazing energy when they perform. I think they are hilarious entertainers and I respect them as artist. Wish people would stop hating on them but I understand they are just experiencing the surface of this group. They're really hard workers and have done a good job of fooling people... Think of em like sort of a Sasha Baron Cohen. Ninja and Yolandi have been around for years acting and doing music as different characters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mj2s33jQ5I

I've seen a lot of different music artists live in concert and Die Antwoord by far has been one of the most fun, energetic, and entertaining. Zef

Posted by Nia | December 26, 2010 6:38 PM

Witness the career-boosting power of an awesome music video. Die Antwoord has some hits and misses on their album, but their stardom is undeniably fueled by the videos for "Zef Side" and "Enter the Ninja."

Posted by Jimmy | December 26, 2010 7:01 PM

ha,ha...these guys are laughing their asses off ... all the way to the fucking bank. I have cousins in South Africa who know them personally and it's a joke band ... a big joke people! They were doing this in South Africa for years until everyone got sick of them. Ummm, where to next? Ofcourse Americaaaaaaa.

Think of them as Tenacious D .. but, rapping.

Only U.S. fans would buy into this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 8:07 PM

It's hard for me to determine if these artists are hummus eaters or not. Does anybody have inside info regarding that?

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 8:17 PM

"I have cousins in South Africa who know them personally and it's a joke band..."

They're a concept band and it's not a secret that they're not as dimwitted as they often make themselves out to be. The members of the group, particularly Ninja, put out a fair few albums, videos and other work for many years before Die Antwoord, all readily available today, and on there you can see they're quite sensible, intelligent and clear-thinking. There's no need then to pretend you have "inside information" from "a cousin in South Africa" because for anyone who actually follows their music (that is, does more than just watch one video online) the facts of who they are is not hidden.

They're meant to be humorous in large part, yes, but they're still musically very interesting, certainly an incredible lot more so than most rap coming out today.

I can understand people not liking them but to say listening to them is "buying into" something is just a sign of your own simplemindedness.

Posted by Charlie | December 26, 2010 9:02 PM

5:55 said " Someone should have done this world a favor and gassed everyone at the Gramercy that night..."

What if those people instead tied you up and threw rocks at your face, neck, chest, legs. Bruising you, busting your lips, breaking your teeth. Then whipped you, punched you in your judgemental mouth.

would that be snarky too?

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 9:03 PM

9:03 is kinda mean and way too graphic. Just take a deep breath, think positive thoughts and reach for a can of chickpeas.
All will be good my brother.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 9:12 PM

"What if those people instead tied you up and threw rocks at your face, neck, chest, legs. Bruising you, busting your lips, breaking your teeth. Then whipped you, punched you in your judgemental mouth..."

Come on, dad, cut it out - you're embarrassing me!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | December 26, 2010 9:35 PM

I just don't like these snarky "elitist," "conformist" statements, such as saying a group of fans of a unique in whatever way music/entertainment group should be Gassed. It sounds like a promotional of cultural - individualism genocide, and an idea that if we are of the same mannerisms, we will be better off. Who is to claim to know decency? To shut down what makes someone else happy? Tyrants, dictators, I wish for continued individuality and freedom and for people to not live in fear of ridicule for not fitting into the cultural trends that are mostly propagated by corporations or other influential peoples, who then control the "cool" in the know writes, reviews and what-not.

My idea of visualizing one single person abused was to take a step back and think how undermining a groups simple pleasure, joking a mass gassing (genocide) is fitting seems innocent maybe, like haha those people are weirdos... well history shows people in power feel the same and do kill people with different ideologies. I would hope people promote more acceptance between all people.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 11:04 PM

Lets not forget the nasty apartheid in South Africa with white rule.

http://www.africanaencyclopedia.com/apartheid/apartheid.html

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2010 11:46 PM

"Rammstein guy, shut up. Should BV should have sometime photograph Korn the next time they come around? Maybe the site should do a write up on the next POD show."

lol

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 12:00 AM

she looks like she has a nice set of tits. that's all i take away from this group. show your tits or gtfo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 3:10 AM

edgy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 10:31 AM

i'd let her have my abortion.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 11:14 AM

good to see fans getting behind music that really means something

Posted by fok yu | December 27, 2010 1:28 PM

call me an ass but "dressing up" how the people in the band "dress up" is super fucking silly.

Posted by nick | December 27, 2010 8:43 PM

It was for Halloween. You are an ass, 8:43.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 8:51 PM

I like cocaine

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 9:53 PM

Judgmental snob blogs that have never traded a penny roll for a toilet roll. Bad press is better than good press. Keep it up a like seeing all the power are giving these guys.

Posted by Krimp | March 29, 2012 4:09 PM

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