Title: Don’t Let Nerds Take Over Your Life
Format: 10″, CD and Digital
Release date: March 2, 2010
Vocals and lyrics by bleubird
Music by Jayrope
Mixed and Mastered: Mark Bihler & Jayrope
Artwork layout and design by Scott Da Ros
1. Don’t Let Nerds Take Over Your Life | 2. Whooo | 3. Come on Betty | 4. SOBO* | 5. Your Party’s Burning | 6. Princessynth* | 7. Throwing Rocks at your Machine | 8. Dance Laser | 9. Whistle bleubird | 10. Staying Undressed
*SOBO and Princessynth do not appear on the 10″ vinyl version
Don’t Let Nerds Take Over Your Life
Come on Betty
About the Album
Named after the street where they lived and recorded, Prinzenallee are bleubird (vocals/noise) and Jayrope (music). Hopping and hooting and hollering and banging immediately began after meeting in Berlin in early 2008. This previously mentioned racket led to the two performing a last minute improv set at the kick-off party for the Goldmund Festival and due to its great success they were quickly asked to perform another improv set during the festival itself. The second improv set didn’t work out as nicely as the first so they decided to hurry home and write some songs.
bleubird is a hungry-hungry rapper from Florida, USA who ate too many Dead Kennedy’s and 2Live Crew records and made his name touring relentlessly and releasing albums on Endemik Music out of Montreal.
Jayrope is the child of two pipe organ players, which sentenced him to be audiotic ever after. Ever after, then, includes having been the main recording engineer for Atari Teenage Riot and releasing two albums on the DHR sublabel Geist Records under the name Rope.
This project was born out of their mutual disdain for music they do not hear on the radio. They exist within their own West German Turkish ghetto Utopia and that is cooler than cool.
Their 10-track debut release “Don’t Let Nerds Take Over Your Life” is a two man show and features contributions from two amazing women, Irina Artamonova and Emel Mathlouthi.