SOME STUFFS: The time to mourn the loss of Captain Ahab is now

Time to Say Goodbye from Captain Ahab on Vimeo.

If you are a Captain Ahab fan, it is time to be sad. The group have announced that they will no longer be a band by December, and an explanation (of sorts) is in this video. Their last show will be on November 2nd in Los Angeles at The Smell. Assisting them in their demise will be Foot Village, Toxic Lipstick, and Books On Tape. Not sure if this last show will be documented with a video, but even if it’s not, if you’re a fan, please attend.

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SOME STUFFS: Foot Village announce new album for 2013

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As you can see, even mosh girl is excited about this news. Foot Village will be releasing a brand new album on Northern Spy Records after the world ends. This means that when everyone realizes the planet is still here, it’ll be time to celebrate an album that is scheduled for release in February 2013. Until then, check out the teaser video and/or the sampler they’re offering to keep you relaxed for the time being.

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SOME STUFFS: Foot Village heading to the East Coast for a handful of shows

Foot Village – This Song is a Drug Deal from Bowlegs on Vimeo.

Foot Village are one of my favorite bands, and they haven’t been back to the East Coast in three to four years. Reasons are unknown, but it doesn’t matter, as the group are heading back there for a small handful of dates. Fans will know that this band do not do anything in a “small handful”, so prepare to be audibly and visually attacked in these cities, which you can watch in video form or scroll down to the dates below:

Foot Village – East Coast Tour from Deathbomb Arc on Vimeo.

October 1 – Asbury Park, NJ @ All Tomorrows Parties / I’ll Be Your Mirror
October 3 -ltimore, MD @ Floristree with Dustin Wong
October 4 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger with Ear Pwr
October 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class with Cloud Nothings
October 6 – Columbus, OH @ Skylab
October 7 Philadelphia, PA @ Pi Lam
October 8 – Providence, RI @ AS220
October 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio

To see and hear what they’ve been up to, check their official Bandcamp page.

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REVIEW: Foot Village’s “Anti-Magic”

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The album cover consists of a naked man ramming a rocket through an alien that is wearing Earthly Nike tennis shoes, and close to the naked man is a naked woman awaiting the end to the battle. What battle of this is uncertain, but apparently when Sistah Souljah proclaimed “we are at war”, the collective that is Foot Village made it their own and decided to put it in music form.

Anti-Magic (Upset! The Rhythm) could be described as a cross between Parliament, Sun Ra, Pre and Boredoms, and together that creates a very tribal sound with a massive wall of percussion and feedback, mixed up with screaming at high levels that at first listen may sound incredibly chaotic. There is organization in that chaos, and that’s where one will find the genius in what they do, even if what they do comes off as spontaneous noise (there are some very progressive moments within the music, they seem to enhance the trippiness everyone knows and loves.) The inside of the gatefold cover shows various members of the Foot Village (could be two people, could be six, could be a thousand) battling for some kind of supremacy or territorial occupation, but I think with tracks like “Crybaby”, “Chicken And Cheese 2”, and “Death of The Endless”, what they’re really fighting is the mundane, trying to create music and community that isn’t boring. The cover also depicts a place of solace, one that offers Topless Coffee and Bottomless Pizza? Are these guys serious? Perhaps not, but what they appear to be is fun, having fun in their spontaneity that is sure to freak out a lot of people who dare be in their path.

This is what Anti-Magic sounds like, a freak out, so if you honor the unknown ways of Suzy Creamcheese, you will love to taste Foot Village’s flavor. It’s also safe to say this is more original than 99 percent of what you’ll hear on the radio at this very moment. Dig in their Splenda.

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RECORD CRACK: Foot Village’s “Anti-Magic” will see the vinyl light of day

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Anti-Magic (Upset The Rhythm) was released last year, but that hasn’t stopped Foot Village fans from eating it up like crazy. An LP pressing was announced early on, but various delays prevented it from being on time. Now is the time. A photo of the LP with a nice gatefold cover was posted at FootVillage.org, so now it can be ordered (head to Deathbomb Arc) and played.