When Kickstarter isn’t busy supporting expensive potato salads, the crowdfunding platform is capable of good. For example, Meow The Jewels: Run The Jewels offered an absurd pre-order option for their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, for which they promised to remix the album using only cat noises for the price of $40,000. Instead of one fan ponying up the dough, a Kickstarter campaign was created, fully funded, and the duo followed through on their word and made the album. Finally, that album has been released, and is available to download for free here.
The album features remixes from Just Blaze, Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Blood Diamonds, Boots, Zola Jesus, the Alchemist, Massive Attack’s 3D, and others. The record will also be available on vinyl, with proceeds going to charities that benefit victims of police brutality.
If this all seems to good to be true, believe this: internet celebrity Lil Bub is a featured artist on the first track. It’s a strange world we live in. Check out the album tracklist below.
Meow The Jewels tracklist:
01. “Meowpurrdy [ft. Lil Bub, Maceo, Delonte and Snoop Dogg] (remixed by El-P)”
02. “Oh My Darling Don’t Meow (remixed by Just Blaze)”
03. “Pawfluffer Night (remixed by Zola Jesus)”
04. “Close Your Eyes and Meow to Fluff [ft. Zack de la Rocha] (remixed by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow)”
05. “All Meow Life (remixed by Nick Hook)”
06. “Lie, Cheat, Meow (remixed by Prince Paul)”
07. “Meowrly (remixed by Boots)”
08. “Paw Due Respect (remixed by Blood Diamonds)”
09. “Snug Again [ft. Gangsta Boo] (remixed by Little Shalimar)”
10. “Creown (remixed by the Alchemist)”
11. “Angelsnuggler (remixed by Dan the Automator)”
12. “Creown (bonus) (remixed by Massive Attack’s 3D)”
Featured image courtesy of Run the Jewels