Dirtybird founder, Claude VonStroke, oozes personality in his new documentary, “Freaks and Beaks.” In the short documentary, he takes viewers through the making of his latest album by the same name.
Intimate behind the scenes shots bring listeners into the topsy-turvy world of Claude VonStroke. Obviously a big kid, he communicates more often using funny noises than complete sentences. Fans will recognize these sounds from his music. A mix of utter nonsense and inside jokes, VonStroke features his own voice in many of his house tracks.
Walking into a T-shirt shop, he admits, “I used to come here all the time because I hated doing laundry.” We wish we could buy new shirts instead of washing our old ones. But alas. We can’t judge him though, because the shirts in that shop were dope! The T-shirts featured surreal artwork by local artist, Jeremy Fish, who VonStroke ended up seeking out for his label.
One of the best moments from the doc was when he introduced Wyatt Marshall, collaborator on the track Youngblood. Marshall is the producer for VonStroke’s radio show, The Birdhouse. A true audio geek, Marshall demonstrates his modular synthesis technique. Our favorite track from the album, Youngblood is definitely worth an immediate listen. And that Wyatt Marshall – we should all probably keep an eye on him!
You can watch the new DirtyBird documentary on YouTube from the comfort of home!
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