Zach Hill

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Zach Hill
Zach Hill 2012.jpg
Zach Hill in 2012
Background information
Born (1979-12-28) December 28, 1979 (age 36)
Genres Noise rock, math rock, punk rock, experimental hip hop, electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer, visual artist, screenwriter, director
Instruments Drums, vocals, sampler, guitar, bass guitar, piano, synthesizer, cornet, trumpet, melodica
Years active 1999–present
Labels 5 Rue Christine, Ache, Anticon, Deathbomb Arc, Epic, Ipecac, Joyful Noise, Kill Rock Stars, Narnack, Ormolycka, Overlap, Rodriguez Lopez, Rock Is Hell, Sargent House, Sick Room, Skin Graft, Sub Pop, Suicide Squeeze, Third Worlds/Harvest, Toad
Associated acts Bygones, Death Grips, Team Sleep, Flössin, Goon Moon, Hella, Holy Smokes, Marnie Stern, Mick Barr, Omar Rodríguez-López, Spoek Mathambo, Wavves, Janet Weiss, Matt Cameron, Ben Weinman, The I.L.Y.'s

Zach Hill (born December 28, 1979)[1] is an American drummer and visual artist. He is best known as the drummer and co-producer of Sacramento-based experimental hip hop group Death Grips and math rock band Hella.

Art[edit]

In addition to music, Hill is also a visual artist. He published a fully illustrated book, Destroying Yourself is Too Accessible, which included the Zach Hill and Holy Smokes album "Masculine Drugs" Released in 2004 on TNI books and Suicide Squeeze Records.

The Sacramento, California art space Fools Foundation ran an exhibition of Hill's art, titled "Poltergeist", from April 1 to 29 in 2006. Parts of the exhibit are visible in the photos accompanying Hill's article in the August 2006 issue of Modern Drummer and on the Fools Foundation website.[2]

Film[edit]

Hill was said to be working on an original feature film in 2013, which was confirmed to feature late actress Karen Black in a leading role.[3] However, she had died before the film could come into full fruition. It has been rumored that either Death Grips or Hill's side-project, The I.L.Y.'s, would be involved with the soundtrack of the film as well.[4]

Discography[edit]

With Team Sleep[edit]

Solo Releases[edit]

With Bygones[edit]

  • by- CD/LP (August 4, 2009, Sargent House)
  • Spiritual Bankruptcy Digital (February 16, 2010, Sargent House)

With Death Grips[edit]

Albums

Mixtapes

  • Exmilitary CD/LP/Cassette/Digital (April 25, 2011, Third Worlds/Ormolycka)

EPs

  • Death Grips Digital (March 8, 2011, Third Worlds)
  • Live from Death Valley Digital (June 28, 2011, Deathbomb Arc)
  • Death Grips Interview 2016 Digital (March 22, 2016, Third Worlds)

With Flössin[edit]

  • Lead Singer CD/LP (September 14, 2004, Ache)
  • Live at Overlap 01 Digital (February 18, 2006, Overlap)
  • Serpents Digital (February 10, 2009, Overlap)
  • White Anaconda and the Rainbow Boa Digital (December 25, 2011, Overlap)

With Hella[edit]

Albums

  • Hold Your Horse Is CD/LP (March 19, 2002, 5 Rue Christine)
  • The Devil Isn't Red CD/LP (January 20, 2004, 5 Rue Christine/Suicide Squeeze)
  • Church Gone Wild/Chirpin Hard 2CD (March 22, 2005, Suicide Squeeze)
  • There's No 666 in Outer Space CD/2LP (January 30, 2007, Ipecac)
  • Tripper CD/LP (August 30, 2011, Sargent House)

EPs

  • Leather Diamond CD (2001, self-released)
  • Falam Dynasty 7" (September 10, 2002, 5 Rue Christine)
  • Bitches Ain't Shit but Good People CD/12" (June 17, 2003, Suicide Squeeze)
  • Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass CD/LP (August 12, 2003, Narnack)
  • Acoustics CD (May 2004, Toad)
  • Concentration Face & Homeboy CD+DVD-V (November 8, 2005, 5 Rue Christine)
  • Acoustics CD (September 12, 2006, 5 Rue Christine)
  • Santa's Little Hella 7" Flexi disc (November 1, 2013, Joyful Noise)

DVDs

  • Portals DVD-r (2008, self-released)

Split releases

  • with Dilute – Live Split 2CD (October 7, 2003, Sick Room)
  • with Four TetSplit Seven Inch 7" (March 30, 2004, Ache)

With Holy Smokes[edit]

  • Masculine Drugs/Destroying Yourself Is Too Accessible Book+CD (September 21, 2004, Suicide Squeeze)
  • Talk to Your Kids About Gangs CD (September 12, 2006, Skin Graft)

With Marnie Stern[edit]

With Mick Barr[edit]

  • Shred Earthship CD (May 9, 2006, 5 Rue Christine)
  • Volume 2 LP (March 12, 2007, Rock Is Hell)

With Omar Rodríguez-López[edit]

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez[edit]

With Spoek Mathambo[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Legs on Earth – Lasers and Saviors (1999, CD, Para-Sight)
  • Friend/Enemy – 10 Songs CD/LP (January 1, 2001, Perishable)
  • Various Artists (Hella) – If the Twenty-First Century Didn't Exist It Would Be Necessary to Invent It CD (June 4, 2002, 5 Rue Christine)
  • Crime in ChoirCrime in Choir CD/LP (June 25, 2002, Omnibus)
  • Xiu XiuChapel of the Chimes CD/12" (July 30, 2002, Absolutely Kosher/Nail in the Coffin)
  • Scars on BroadwayGhetto Blaster Rehearsals (2003, EatUrMusic)
  • Various Artists (Team Sleep) – The Matrix Reloaded (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) 2CD (May 5, 2003, Maverick/Warner Sunset)
  • Various Artists (Hella) – You've Got Your Orders – Volume One CD (June 6, 2003, Chrome Peeler)
  • Nervous Cop – Nervous Cop CD (November 4, 2003, 5 Rue Christine)
  • CexMaryland Mansions CD (November 18, 2003, Jade Tree)
  • Various Artists (Les Claypool) – Under the Influence: A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd CD (September 14, 2004)
  • Apotheke – Apotheke CD (2005, Mash Down Babylon)
  • Toughguy Fantasy/Arctic Boys – Thank Gods It's Friday/Louisiana Purchase 2CD (January 17, 2005, Frenetic)
  • Howard HelloHoward Hello CD (May 3, 2005, Temporary Residence Limited)
  • Team SleepTeam Sleep CD (May 10, 2005, Maverick)
  • The Ladies – They Mean Us CD/LP (February 21, 2006, Temporary Residence Limited)
  • Various Artists (Hella) – Slaying Since 1996 2CD (July 5, 2006, Suicide Squeeze)
  • Damsel – Distressed CD/LP (October 24, 2006, Temporary Residence Limited)
  • Various Artists (The Ladies) – Thankful CD (November 2, 2006, Temporary Residence Limited)
  • with No AgeFlannel Graduate CD-R (2007, self-released)
  • Them Hills – Greener Grassing CD-R (August 14, 2007, self-released)
  • with Ben WeinmanUntitled Digital (August 31, 2007, self-released)
  • Mick Barr – Mick Barr 2DVD (2008, aRCHIVE)
  • Prefuse 73Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian CD/2LP (April 14, 2009, Warp)
  • Diamond Watch WristsIce Capped at Both Ends CD (May 4, 2009, Warp)
  • Various Artists (Diamond Watch Wrists) – Warp20 (Recreated) 2CD (September 28, 2009, Warp)
  • Chll Pll – Aggressively Humble CD/LP (October 20, 2009, Porter)
  • Risil – Non Meters Volume One CD/2LP (October 28, 2009, Important)
  • Various Artists – Revival Drum Comp Cassette (2010, Mississippi)
  • Aaron Molho – eclecticraft Digital (April 11, 2010, Sundial)
  • with Robby Moncrieff – Who Do You Think You Aren't? CD/LP (June 15, 2010, Porter)
  • Mason Lindahl/Ellie Fortune/Raleigh Moncrief/Zach Hill Split 2x7" (October 10, 2010, Life's Blood)
  • Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins – Unearthing 3LP+3CD (October 25, 2010, Lex)
  • Joan of ArcOh Brother 2LP (February 7, 2011, Joyful Noise)
  • with Delicate SteveMany Moods Digital (July 5, 2011, self-released)
  • Sol InvictoInitium Digital (August 6, 2011, Altered Beats)
  • Weiss/Cameron/Hill – Drumgasm LP (August 27, 2013, Jackpot)
  • The I.L.Y.'s – I've Always Been Good at True Love Digital (June 4, 2015, Third Worlds)
  • The I.L.Y.'s - Scum With Boundaries Digital (July 16, 2016, Self-released)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZODIAC DRUM KILLER Zach Hill on Blurt Online". Blurt-online.com. December 9, 2008. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ "April 2006". Foolsfoundation.org. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=susTeQpgR9k
  4. ^ Pelly, Jenn (May 10, 2013). "Death Grips to Soundtrack Feature Film Directed and Written by Zach Hill, Working on New Album". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 

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