Seth Faergolzia of DUFUS once again makes a delightful mess of musical borders with his latest project, Multibird, a mix of folk-rock, indie, bluegrass and world.
European Tour dates:
July 18 Skek – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 19 Die Goldammer – Diessen am Ammersee, Germany
July 20 La Coquette – Morges, Switzerland
July 21 Cafe Vinyl – Wetzlar, Germany
July 22 Nordstadtbraut – Hanover, Germany
July 23 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany
July 24 Sunshine Bar – Köln, Germany
July 25 Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany
July 26 Hunsrück Open Air Festival – Hunsrück, Germany
July 27 Ayn Raum Haus – Mannheim, Germany
July 28 Villa Nachttanz – Heidelberg, Germany
July 29 Loophole – Berlin, Germany
July 30 Hängarpalooza – Hangelar, Germany
“I have never heard anything like this before or since.” – Pop Matters
“Like Johnny Cash on 5 double-espressos” – Die Rheinpfalz, Germany
“Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.” – KUSF/MTV San Francisco
Following in the footsteps of his critically-acclaimed avant-freakout band Dufus — whose landmark 2003 ROIR album 1:3:1 was hailed by AllMusic’s Jesse Jarnow as “the kind of record that could potentially change a listener’s life” — Seth Faergolzia once again makes a delightful mess of musical boundaries with his latest project Multibird. Initially conceived as a kind of live-action orchestra for Faergolzia’s puppet rock opera film, 23 Psaegz, the project was so well loved it evolved into Multibird, the main vehicle for Faergolzia’s continued explorations into mind-bending musical realms, outsider art and freak-folk anthems.
Seth Faergolzia and his projects have played stages in over 20 countries and have made appearances at the End of the Road Festival UK, Greenman UK, Rockaway Beach Festival UK, Zappanale Germany, Hunsruck Open Air Germany, Burning Woman Germany, One of a Million Festival Switzerland, Out in the Kraut Switzerland, Fringe Festival and much more. In addition, they’ve played support for such acts as Animal Collective, the Yeahyeahyeahs, Kool Keith, Dan Deacon, Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches, Langhorn Slim, Frank Turner, Regina Spektor and loads more.
The quartet Multibird consists of Seth on acoustic guitar and vocal loops, Shaun on electric and foot percussion, Luke on bass, Emily on trumpet and percussion, all with soaring group vocals.
Where Dufus often reveled in punk-rock gymnastics and Captain Beefheart-esque abrasion, Multibird creates the communal amiability of a warm gathering around the hearth of Faergolzia’s musical vision. The music itself is unapologetic and curiously sculpted, ranging from expansive improvisations to raucous toe-tappers, to songs soft, touching and careful. All the while, Faergolzia’s enigmatic voice, captivating presence, and inimitable song structures anchor his enthusiastic crew.
“As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.” – Village Voice, NYC
“Profoundly odd” – City Newspaper, Rochester, NY
“I fucking dare you not to love this band.” — Splendid
“Dufus (Seth Faergolzia) plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.” – The Onion
“They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.” – Vice
“This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.” – Relix
“Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.” – NME, UK
“Tender, calm and epiphanistic lyrics.” – New York Press
“Seth Faergolzia could be the poster boy for anti-folk.” — Stylus
You can buy Dufus and all sorts of other stuff in the Iron Man Records Store