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Videohippos are Kevin O’Meara and Jim Triplett and their various machines. They belong to the Baltimore Wham City collective, known for artists such as Dan Deacon, Ponytail, Lizz King, and many others. O’Meara was born in Maryland and enjoys tree-climbing, playing the electric bass and vibraphone, deathwish-biking, smile-faking, and copyright-infringing, among other hobbies. Their live performances feature O’Meara’s video projections from his drumset and singer Triplett’s awkwardly motionless stage presence. Their debut album, Unbeast the Leash, was released in 2007 to positive reviews, including a 7.7 from Pitchfork, which compared them to My Bloody Valentine by noting their ability to sound “a part of scene and completely contrary to it.”

Videohippos - Narwhals

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