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.
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).
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.
Philly four piece Creepoid recently released the first song off their forthcoming self titled album, which you can listen to via Noisey. A floating-through-space jam entitled “Sunday,” Creepoid takes a slow still through the dark and mysterious, just as they did on some of the more ambient tracks off Horse Heaven. The track builds up sonically with the band’s dreamy mindset and the repeated line “I want to dream.” Creepoid will be released March 4th on No Idea Records, but you can get the record a little early at their record release show on 2/27 at Johnny Brenda’s. Get tickets to Creepoid’s that show with Far-Out Fangtooth and Ecstatic Visionhere. Below, watch the video for “Golden String,” released on a split 7″ with Shores in 2012.
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.
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 →