Gloomy Philly rock outfit Far Out Fangtooth spent four years channeling goth, glam, and gritty punk rock before disbanding in the wake of their second LP, 2013’s Borrowed Time.
In the years since, bandmates have been active to varying degrees; Jo Kusy is exceptionally prolific as a solo artist as well as a member of garage rock bruisers The Whips, while Nick Kulp did a stint in Creepoid before founding his coldwave solo project Lunacy. Continue reading →
As part of its Record Store Day festivities, Repo Records hosted a special gathering which included a performance by Philly goth punks Far Out Fangtooth. The technical quality may be a bit fuzzy but you can still feel their resounding energy as they tear through the intense track and leave you wanting them to rock your basement and spook out the neighbors. If the latter doesn’t work out, you can still catch them live at two of their upcoming local shows: May 13th at Boot and Saddle (supporting Amen Dunes; tickets here) and May 14th at The ICA Siltbreeze Closing Ceremony (info here). Check out the video below via Kyle Garvey (of The Interest Group).
Colin Meloy, lead singer of The Decemberists, brings his solo tour to the Keswick Theatre tonight. The Portland, OR musician will be sharing new songs alongside tracks from his extensive catalog during the tour. He’s also supporting a new cover EP called Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks, which he discussed in an interview with The Key earlier this week. Tickets and information for the all-ages solo show can be found here. Below, listen to Meloy covering “Sister I’m a Poet” from his previous Morrissey cover EP.
XPN welcomes Matt Nathanson to the Electric Factory tonight. The poppy singer-songwriter is touring in support of a new album called Last of the Great Pretenders, released in July on Vanguard Records. Tonight, Nathanson will be joined by Joshua Radin. Tickets and information can be found here. Below, watch the video for Last of the Great Pretenders‘ first single “Mission Bells.”
Local psychedelic rockers Far-Out Fangtooth celebrate the release of Borrowed Time tonight at Boot & Saddle. It’s the second full-length LP for the two year old band, put out via legendary cult label Siltbreeze. In an interview with The Key earlier this week, the band explained the root of their dark and gothy sound, in addition to detailing how Far-Out Fangtooth came together. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show can be found here. Watch their new video for “Beyond Your Bones” below.
We’re used to hearing dark Philly garage rock outfit Far-Out Fangtooth drifting in fuzztone distortion and murky reverb, so the clarity in this new track is unexpected – and pretty darn cool. Premiered over at Pitchfork this morning, “Mother Nature Fetish” is bright and melodic as the same time as it’s dense and assailing; Nick Kulp still sounds like he’s singing from inside a cave, but he’s closer to the world above than ever. The song will be featured on their new LP, Borrowed Time – out on October 29th via Siltbreeze Records – and the band’s Philly release show is set for November 2nd at Boot and Saddle. Though it’s not listed on the venue’s calendar yet, Kulp tells us the bill will also feature LODRO, Harsh Vibes and a solo set from Lantern’s Zachary Devereux Fairbrother. Check out “Mother Nature Fetish” below.
Gothic Philly outfit Far-Out Fangtooth split up after their 2013 LP Borrowed Time, but the four-piece reunites this weekend, opening for psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson of The 13th Floor Elevators. As if it couldn’t get any better, the band sent us an exclusive listen to a previously unreleased song. “Concrete Mystic” sees the band at their most doom-and-gloom, howling from the bottom of some forsaken pit. Halloween was only a couple days ago, so the song feels like a fitting conclusion to spooky season. Continue reading →
Local psych-punk crew Creepoid announced yesterday that Far-Out Fangtooth’s Nick Kulp will join as the newest addition to the band. In the process, it seems the band has lost a member. On Creepoid’s Facebook page, guitarist Pete Joe Urban is now listed as a past member, and he doesn’t appear in the trippy new band photo by Adam Wallacavage (above). Catch Creepoid’s new lineup in action tomorrow night with Walter Schreifels at The Barbary. For tickets and more information about the show, check out XPN’s Concert Calender here.
Creepy semi-naked people, smoke-filled swamps, and pitchforks all play a part in Far-out Fangtooth‘s new “Admit It” video. Taken from their sophomore release Borrowed Time, the track is definitely haunting enough to accompany the old, disturbing film footage. Before heading down to SXSW, the band will play two local shows: tonight at The Station Bar And Grill and Sunday night at Lucky 13 Pub, both in South Philly. Get details for tonight’s show here and Sunday’s here.
Psychedelic post-punk outfit Far-Out Fangtooth have released the video for “Beyond Your Bones,” a track off of their sophomore LP Borrowed Time. Premiered on Stereogum, the hallucinogenic, image-driven motif is as creepy and disturbing as it is visually stunning. In Far-Out Fangtooth’s recent interview with The Key, the track is described as “a desolate, goth-like analysis of one’s place in the crowd,” and the video’s conglomeration of fleeting faces intertwined with distorted, focus-shifting color imagery manifests that theme well. As the song swells, so do the kaleidoscopic images in the video, and the result is a hazy, trippy dream. Far-Out Fangtooth celebrates the release of Borrowed Time at Boot and Saddle this Saturday; tickets and information on the show can be found here.
Far-Out Fangtooth’s, lead guitarist Nick Kulp was in a debilitating car accident. Bassist Tania Mesterhazy’s father passed away. Joe Kusy, the band’s rhythm guitar player, was unemployed for about three years, sending him into a depression. These are just a few of the unfortunate, rather traumatic, events that have shaped the feel of this goth-leaning neo-psych band.
“There are definitely things in our lives that we figured out after we became friends that we all related on,” Kulp says. “But it also comes from upbringing and earlier parts of life that have shaped the way we are now.”
An overtly dark and foreboding drone makes this four-piece sounding a bit morose on their second LP, Borrowed Time on Philly’s own Siltbreeze Records. Some of these burners brood like the night after a plague, others bore through ear canals like a gravedigger on a post-funeral afternoon. “Bow Your Head” is exactly the latter, starting the album like a king’s sudden call to arms and marches out with sizzling wah-guitar fuzz. “Beyond Your Bones” is a desolate goth-like analysis of one’s place in the crowd before being shrouded in walls of sound.
But Kusy and Kulp agree that the band is largely conceptual, portraying a feeling rather than making a firm statement or necessarily tell specific stories. “There’s a world where the music comes from,” Kusy adds. “It’s definitely coming from a certain place.”
Each member of Fangtooth are former art school students, which explains the high art sentiment. Continue reading →
Somewhere between dark, psychedelic stoner rock and smoldering post-punk darkness lies Philly based band Far-Out Fangtooth. Borrowed Time, the follow up to their debut LP Pure and Disinterested, will be released on October 29th via Siltbreeze. Recorded at Cobb Studio by Adam Cobb, the LP was produced, mixed and mastered all in Philadelphia. The band will hold its record release show at Boot & Saddle on November 2nd, joined by LODRO, Harsh Vibes, Zachary Devereux and Fairbrother; tickets for the 21+ show are available here