Barry Jenkins and The ChopStars share a chopped-and-screwed Grizzly Bear project

It’s called Purple Veckatimest / Painted Ruins (ChoppedNotSlopped).

October 13, 2017
Barry Jenkins and The ChopStars share a chopped-and-screwed Grizzly Bear project Barry Jenkins (L) and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear (R).   (L) by VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images, (R) by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Barry Jenkins, director of the 2017 Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight, has shared a surprising new collaboration: a collection of chopped-not-slopped versions of songs from two Grizzly Bear albums, 2009 album Veckatimest and this year's Painted Ruins. The project is called Purple Veckatimest / Painted Ruins (ChoppedNotSlopped), and was created with Houston-based collective The ChopStars, with DJ Candlestick on hosting duties.

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Jenkins tweeted his appreciation for the indie band and the Houston-based collective on Friday morning. He wrote, "@grizzlybear yr music means the world to me, all praise to @candlestickem + @TheChopstars, taking this into production with me next week🙌🏿 ."

The "production" Jenkins refers to is the adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk, which Jenkins will write and direct. Jenkins is also attached to a limited series adaptation based on Colson Whitehead's Underground Railroad.

Listen to Purple Veckatimest / Painted Ruins (ChoppedNotSlopped) below.

Barry Jenkins and The ChopStars share a chopped-and-screwed Grizzly Bear project