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.
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.”
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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
“Bow Your Head” comes off of Far-Out Fangtooth‘s new LP Borrowed Time, set for release on October 29th through Siltbreeze Records. The Philly-based psych / fuzz rock outfit went darker, deeper and doomier on the follow-up single to last month’s“Mother Nature Fetish,” amping up the aggression and thrash levels while maintaining elements of warped melody and hypnotic swirls of noise. Siltbreeze describes the new record as a bridge between “the fuzz / feedback pop of The Jesus & Mary Chain” and “the smoldering post-punk darkness of Sort Sol” mixed with “the crashing, echo-laden psychedelia of Five Day Week Straw People” – a heavy concoction to say the least. Far-Out Fangtooth will celebrate the release of Borrowed Time at Boot & Saddle on November 2nd; tickets and information can be found here. Listen to “Bow Your Head” below.
Philly noise rockers Far-Out Fangtooth channeled their inner seventies punk muses during an appearance on WNYU’s New Afternoon Show recently. During the on-air performance the local scuzz-punks covered Iggy Pop’s “Funtime” from his 1977 album The Idiot. Following the rock-out, Far-Out Fangtooth mentioned finishing up their second record and their plans for an April tour with Psychic Blood. Listen to the full episode here (the interview occurs in the last quarter of the show) and stream the Iggy Pop cover below. Tickets and information for their 21+ show with K-Holes, Call of the Wild and Hound at Johnny Brenda’s this Saturday, February 17th, can be found here.