Hamster Kid, a five-track concept EP and animated musical collaboration drops May 3, 2011 through The Freeze Tag’s collective label, Daylight Curfew.
It’s like Gorillaz, except not.
A true concept project, the five-track EP tells a full story, beginning with Hamster Kid’s escape from an underground corporate complex (“The Voices” and “The Shuffle”), finding solace and strength in the optimism of the big city (“The Vision”). Inspired by the rediscovery of self-awareness and aspirations that had escaped him, Hamster Kid mounts his rooftop launch pad, making his leap away from the restrictions and limitations that once ruled his life and toward the outer expanses of the freedom he strives for (“The Flight”). “If there’s one thing to be taken from the story of Hamster Kid,” explains Bisco, “it is to find what you love, chase that love, and figure out a way to make it your life.”
Here’s the first taste of the collaboration (I love when it transitions to real world video around 2:14 – very Koyaanisqatsi).