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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wallpaper to Drop New EP, Premiere Music on Jersey Shore's Next Season

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:56 AM

click to enlarge We can't not love you, Ricky.
  • We can't not love you, Ricky.

Ah, that bittersweet taste of success.

Wallpaper, the Oakland dance-pop project of marvelous partyboy Ricky Reed, has a new partnership with MTV, Boardwalk records, and Hype Music, a music licensing partnership sporting the talents of former KCRW DJ and Morning Becomes Eclectic host Nic Harcourt.

That amalgamation will see the release of Wallpaper's #STUPiDFACEDD EP next month and a whole new album later this year. Along with the releases, Wallpaper is playing a string of live dates, including a headlining show at the Great American Music Hall on July 23.

But the real shocker: You're going to be hearing new Wallpaper music on the next season of Jersey Shore.

Assuming you, uh, watch it.

Yes, get those cable bills paid up, fans: Wallpaper will be the featured artist for Jersey Shore's entire next season.

As much as that outcome thrills horrifies us, we are excited for the new, eight-song Wallpaper EP, which will include appearances by Too $hort, writer of "Blow the Whistle" and general Bay Area rap legend. It comes out July 26.

Jersey Shore may be a new low (high?) for exploiting undignified human behavior. But at the same time, Wallpaper deserves to be heard, and some of those undignified humans will doubtless enjoy "#STUPiDFACEDD." This is what happens when you write a too-good song about getting crunked, we suppose.


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