guess what there’s another fucs show this weekend bet u weren’t expecting that
it’s gonna be dance-y!!!
Jaill is psych-pop band from Milwaukee with some terribly danceable garage-poppy tunes
"These four Milwaukee dudes mix the beaming choruses of ‘80’s New Wave with the lovable shrug of ‘90’s guitar-based indie" - Spin
Life Size Maps is a noise pop/glitch pop trio from Brooklyn
"Life Sizes Maps new EP Excavate, encapsulates the playful synth-noise-pop tunes. Its whimsical and alluring riffs are enticing and you may end up grooving in your office chair like I did when I first heard the album." -Bushwick Daily
"Like no other epic, euphoric band that has come before them" -Oh My Rockness
soooo come to duh fucs show!
the fucs fam
fucking delicate steve played my guitar the other night at the #fucs show. i will never play it again.
hey welcome back
hope you accomplished all of ur ~dreamz~ over the break
i myself helped my mother buy a new cellphone cover from ebay and watched a bunch of breaking bad so that was pretty hype
it’s only gonna be more L-I-V-E from this point tho cuz boy is this show gonna be good—
Up first we have Hot Sugar! So this guy’s pretty amazing. Other than being confused with the song by Tamar Braxton under the same alias, he a spectacularly innovative NYC beat maker. He samples the pedestrian aural chaos of the metropolis and transforms it all into entrancing, foot wigglin’ hippity hop compositions.
Here’s what he had to say for himself when he spoke to the New York Times’ East Village blog.
“I like how counter-intuitive it is to record out here. Producers and recording engineers are taught to record in the most silent and sterile conditions, making most studios a prison for sounds. I’m against that idea, and Manhattan is one of the loudest places in America, so I try to record amid the chaos and play with the results. It’s easy to surrender to the cacophony of the city but if you focus on the landscape and learn to decipher it, it turns into a gift basket of cool sounds and I just pluck the ones I want from it. Hurricane Irene gave me some intense sweeping transitional sounds. Once, a girl crying in front of the YMCA had perfect pitch, which I turned into a violin. Lately, I’ve been more interested in non-sounds or at least sounds that aren’t in our audible range. I’ve been working with what we perceive as silence, recording the room tone in building lobbies or other quiet spots around the East Village and cranking the volume afterwards to hear how that silence sounds. You’d be surprised by how different the silence in a funeral home on Second Avenue sounds compared to silence at the Tompkins Square library.”
listen to his ep on bandcamp fortified with vitamin d!!
Next but last is that white goldilocks who tours with none other than Das Racist, Le1f, and other Greedhead record label rap guys, Lakutis! He does this absurdist nerd hop thing that’s pretty diggable. And he has a Mike Tyson style gold tooth so that’s what’s up too right!!
To further understand Lakutis, here is a paragraph in which he describes his favorite Game of Thrones characters:
“Bran’s a loner at heart and an escapist like me. His favorite stories are ‘the scary ones.’ He’s very brave and sympathetic. Cersei is awesome for all the opposite reasons. She’s a cruel damaged bitch that fucks her brother. The sadistic way she endears herself with Sansa and wants to hurt her because she reminds her of a younger her is amazing. I just finished reading the first book that parallels the fist season of GOT and Cersei seems like the only character they made more complicated and slightly more sympathetic in the show. I don’t think I recall them giving any explanation as to why she’s such a bitch in the book but in the show they have one scene where she pleads with Robert and tells him how she worshiped him when they were married and asks him if he ever felt anything for her. It’s heartbreaking and gives the audience a rare moment to sympathize with an otherwise detestable character.
He also met Kevin Spacey once at a party as he recounts in this riveting tale—>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQeAcezfyzg
listen to his 2011 ep ‘I’m in the Forest’ now!!—> http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/im-in-the-forest-ep
okay go you for reading that much! go take a break! i’ll see you on friday at lunt ;)
PS: If you were wondering about the photo I used, it’s from a great first series from experimental artists Jeleza Rose, Andrew Onufriyenko, and Zhanna Syguta. It’s called “Welders.”
See about it here —> http://www.sickymagazine.com/welders/
FUCS presents Light Heat + Peter Bauer + Coke Weed
JAMES HOUSE (not Lunt Basement)
You say paisley pop like it’s a bad thing (it’s not, it rules). Fronted by Quentin Stoltzfus of Mazarin (early ‘00s folk-pop), Light Heat is a hazy sonic swirl.
“The self-titled album features the Walkmen as his backing band, which is almost unfair — the musical equivalent of being born on third base. But Stoltzfus isn’t lucky; he’s good, and his songwriting seems to benefit from long gestation periods. Light Heat percolates JAMC’s Darklands through the Walkmen’s laconic Lisbon-era guitar tones and a wry, Kinks-y worldview, all imbued with Stoltzfus’s gift for light, airy melody.” -eMusic
Light Heat - “And the Birds…”
Best known as the bassist for the Walkmen, Bauer is also performing select shows as a solo act. This is a FUCS exclusive.
As Carl Weathers once told Tobias Fünke, “Now you take this home, throw it in a pot, add the Velvet Underground, Jesus and Mary Chain, a little Mazzy Star. Baby, you’ve got a stew going.”
Recently featured by the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR, Coke Weed is the perfect trip.
Coke Weed - “Anklet”