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IMB6015 DUFUS: Neuborns CDLP Buy it

The missing album recorded in 2001 before 1:3:1 and unreleased until now is finally here New York Antifolk at its best…………..

Dufus: Neuborns speaks to an audience of believers who get pushed down, the people who are trying as hard as they can to make the world thrive in a way better. It was recorded in 2000-2001 at Emandee in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is released at last through Birmingham based Iron Man Records…you can never have enough confusion…Lyrical content derives from a modern day caveman junk collector’s perspective on deliniation from concensus reality.

This is the most important band I’ve heard in years – man in the orange shirt

“Fiercely independant, fiercely committed and suitably deranged – Dufus stand alone in their field holding back the waves of corporate crap like a platoon of modern day Canutes.” –trakMARX

Track listing: A Having Party / Barely Holding / Ploo N Brof / Silly Baboon / Turdburger / Be Aware / Revolutun / Cervix Matrix / Neuborns…… plus 3 hidden tracks at the end of the CD.

“Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs. The band has ties to the local anti-folk scene, but Dufus exploitations are bigger and more ambitious than those of, say, the Moldy Peaches. It’s hard to think of a style not at least touched upon by Dufus, but the group’s woozy delirium somehow makes it sound more cohesive than it probably should.–The Onion

“Astoundingly variegated soundscapes.”–Relix

Dufus presents a deep and transcendent mixture of confrontational songwriting, whip-smart lyricism and massive beats interspersed with avant-punknoise and groundbreaking improvisation; they are helping to define the curve for an awakening generation of artful rock musicians. Their edgy but positive sound vibration has earned them an expanding and loyal following throughout the Northeast and parts of Europe.

Born in 1996 as an open collective for creative musicians, the band has forged excursions into multimedia, rock-opera, junkyard fashion and even orchestral works landing in a hard pocket of 5 solid members. Dufus has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and has shared the stage with The Black Dice, Moldy Peaches, Ween, The Frogs, Animal Collective, Adam Green, Jeffrey Lewis, Cornershop, Regina Spektor, Low, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to name a few.

The Onion: “For those who like Frank Zappa but wish he had been weirder, Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs…Past opening stints for Ween should sound a signal, but even Dean and Gene Ween must have scratched their heads a time or two.”

IMB 6016 Dufus – The Last Classed Blast CDLP Buy it
Official release date Monday 16th October 2006

Dufus - The Last Classed Blast

Track Listing: Dawn Crusade, Babylon Com, Tutu, Innabarabie, Dissassemblement Hymn # Exponential, Heaven is Waiting, Balloon Rocking Chair, War is Over, Right On, Nenglich Phlarloosely, You Weren’t Ready, Sacred Charney, On and On, Lay Down Flat, Try More Patiently

Dufus are from Ithaca, New York, and are widely respected as possibly the most prolific, original and influential band to emerge from the chaotic mash of the Anti-Folk and experimental acoustic and rock genre in the last ten years. Dufus release their 10th album “The Last Classed Blast” on Monday 16th October on Iron Man Records, distributed by Code 7 via Plastic Head Distribution. Dufus will be touring extensively across Europe from November to December 2006 with the full band line-up to promote the new album. 

The record features 15 tracks written and arranged by lyricist/singer, acoustic guitar player and front man Seth Faergoalzia. The record was Engineered and Mixed by Mark Ospovatat at Emandee Recording House, Brooklyn, New York.

Within the music of Dufus resides a severe tension in constant jeopardy of hurtling out of control; aggressive and nurturing, chaotic yet structured, solitary and social, apolitical and revolutionary. It is complex genius.

Dufus wears experimental song structures and their own handmade clothing, improvising often during live performance with a blend of different forms in often unexpected and pleasantly surprising ways while all the time maintaining an uplifting experience for the listener’s benefit. The uses of all forms of art are included, musically and visually stimulating with a degree of performance art unknown to most audiences.

The live performance set up can vary from acoustic guitar with choir, to full band and auxiliary instruments… up to 20 members but as few as 2. Seth Faergoalzia, front man for the band, also does touring as a solo artist using multiple instruments. He is truly an intense performer with a truly connected mind. Seth is known for his trademark of reversing lines, swapping lyrics, changing tempos and style whilst cutting up words or replacing with his own made up language and extensive vocal sounds…….. and all whilst performing live. It has to be seen to be believed. John Peel loved it;

Dufus and Seth have toured in Europe, Japan and the US. Seth and Erin from the band came to Europe in May 2006 to demonstrate some of the new material in a stripped down solo format below the radar. The 30 venues were all small, the shows were sold out, and the nights were hot.
Seth Faergoalzia continually adds new members to the band, seeking variety and collaboration. Each album he arranges is a journey in sound with musicians’ skills ranging from virtuosic to amateur; somehow it all works. Quite often the band will bring up members of other bands and/or fans who find their way onto the stage during tours. Hi-Fi meets Lo-Fi in an experiment historical.

Dufus has graced the stage with such acts as Ween, Animal Collective, Moldy Peaches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kool Kieth, Regina Spektor, Herman Dune, Dub Trio, Cerberus Shoal, Adam Green, Usaisamonster, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Moe, John Brown’s Body, and the Black Dice.

PRESS

An incredible record which wears off-kilter, experimental song structures like a gleaming new suit – Mary Boyd, National Student Newspaper

Songs like the cut-up Dawn Crusade and the interestingly titled Nenglich Phlarloosely keep the freak flag flying – Subba Culture

A weird mix of folk, Beefheart and Zappa style avant-nuttiness – Mark Rowland Penny Black Music

Its dark, carnivale and a very special record – Skif, Vanity Project Review

Leading lights of anti-folk deliver more utterly bonkers songs – Subba Culture

Rightly respected as one of the most prolific, original and influential bands to emerge from the anti-folk scene and in their ten years of being have been criminally ignored by wider audiences – Mary Boyd, National Student Newspaper