John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient (500 copies on Vinyl) 28th July 2017

March 15, 2017

John Sinclair – “Beatnik Youth Ambient” on Vinyl.
by Iron Man Records.

Pre-order the Vinyl here: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/john-sinclair

All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk

Catalogue Number: IMB6033

Barcode: 5060132273319

Label: Iron Man Records

Release Date: 28th July 2017

Distribution: Cargo

Side A

Do It (6:16) Recitation – John Sinclair, Music – Youth, Mix – Youth and Michael Rendall

Brilliant Corners (11.29) Recitation – John Sinclair, Produced by Youth

Side B

War On Drugs (6:18) Recitation – Howard Marks, Music – Youth, Mix – Youth and Michael Rendall

Sitarrrtha (9:19) Recitation – John Sinclair, Produced by Youth

John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary will release “Beatnik Youth Ambient” on Iron Man Records. The record is over 30 minutes of ambient, chill out music from the restless creative mind of Youth with some fine spoken word and poetry delivered by John Sinclair.

John, has been described as an Archetype of the 1960’s art, music and literary synthesis, and who today continues his work for cultural transformation.

Youth is one of the UK’s most influential producers and has been honoured, this year, with an Outstanding Contribution Award by the Music Producers Guild. His career spans more than 30 years and is one of the UK’s most consistent, credible and influential producers, Youth has also hand drawn the beautiful cover artwork.

The record features 4 ambient tracks including 2 tracks completed in late 2015. Do it and War on Drugs were composed and produced by Youth with words By John Sinclair and Howard Marks. John Sinclair presents some illuminating words of wisdom on the life of the artist in the opening track Do It, while Howard Marks delivers some lost last words in War on Drugs on side B. The Mood is maintained by 2 extra ambient tracks taken from the Beatnik Youth album simultaneously released by Iron Man Records on Double CD. The free-form cinematic Brilliant Corners is a homage to Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs and the smokily atmospheric Sitarrtha reflects on the work of John Coltrane.

The record is a smoker’s dream with the 4 ambient tracks clocking in at just over 30 minutes.

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You can pre-order the Vinyl, Double CD and T-shirt here: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/john-sinclair

From Detroit to New Orleans and from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, John Sinclair is still the king-size, psychedelic old-gangster poet, a living legend, a veteran of the counterculture, a survivor of the Marijuana Wars, and one of the last bohemians still standing. As a co-founder of the Detroit underground newspaper The Fifth Estate, manager of MC5, and Chairman of the White Panther Party described on Wikipedia in these modern times as a far-left, anti-racist, white American political collective founded in 1968 and dedicated to cultural revolution his mark on the boho rock & roll underground has been unique.

In 1969, with Richard Nixon in the White House, Vietnam in chaos in the wake of the Viet Congs near-suicidal Tet Offensive, and American cities still scared and scarred from urban riots, even the comparatively harmless agitprop pranks of White Panther cultural revolution had those in power reaching for their metaphoric and sometimes actual revolvers. Authorities remembered how John had organized the MC5 playing outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the only band actually able to perform before Mayor Daley’s rabid police department violently derailed the massive anti-Vietnam war rally with teargas, billy clubs, and helicopter support.

John was deemed a danger to society and set up like a bowling pin. After handing a couple of joints to a hassling hippie who turned out to be an undercover narcotics agent, John found himself on the bad end of a ten year jail term. At the same time though he became a cause celebre. Free John Sinclair became one more battle cry in an embattled era. Protests, propaganda, and a giant concert in Ann Arbor headlined by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ultimately resulted in John s release in November 1971. Lennon even wrote a song about him called ‘John Sinclair’ which he included on his ‘Sometime In New York City’ album.

In common with much that happens with John, a meeting with producer Youth (Paul McCartneys ‘Fireman’, Primal Scream, The Verve etc & Killing Joke bass player) that sowed the creative seeds was a matter of stoned synchronicity. As former Track Records boss Ian Grant tells it, Alan Clayton told me he had John Sinclair coming round tomorrow. I said “The John Sinclair?” One night Zodiac (Mindwarp) was on the bill with the Dirty Strangers and Youth was very taken with John. “I want to make a jazz album with John” he said. Since then, the two met at Youths house whenever he was home, and when John was in the country, and recorded the album.

And through the course of those recordings John, always so associated with the 1960s, took a serious step into the ways of the 21st century, with the same intoned poetry, but with melodic backing vocals, highly inventive production, even a nod to hip-hop, but still remembering his first loves of blues, be-bop, and classic rock & roll.

Beatnik Youth Ambient is one more step in the Big Chief’s long zigzag trip that seems set to continue all the way to the far blue horizon. Summing up John Sinclair, you can only say with certainty that the beatnik goes on.

Youth

Youth has been responsible for numerous hits from artists including The Verve, Embrace, Echo and the Bunnymen, Crowded House, The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney and The Charlatans. Among his recent projects was the co-production of Pink Floyd‘s final and largely instrumental album, The Endless River. Youth also remixed David Gilmour‘s current solo album, Rattle That Lock. The Verve’s Urban Hymns brought Youth a BRIT Award for Producer of the Year after three consecutive years of nomination.

Youth says “I’m very proud of the longevity of work on Killing Joke and The Orb, how those recordings still sound fresh… and what I’ve done with The Verve and Richard Ashcroft, and Paul McCartney (The Fireman) and Pink Floyd. It’s only really working with those guys, with my insecurities, that I felt as though I could go, ‘yeah, I am a producer’.” His “university” was Killing Joke after he left school, and it “doesn’t really get more intense than that”.

As a young musician Youth, whose real name is Martin Glover, cut his teeth doing bass sessions for Adrian Sherwood productions and for artists such as Kate Bush whose phenomenally successful Hounds of Love album had Youth on bass. He was also a founder member and bassist of the band Killing Joke. After leaving Killing Joke (and a short experiment with the band Brilliant, managed by Bill Drummond and featuring June Montana, Jimmy Cauty and other key innovators of electronic and indie dance music), Youth began working with Alex Paterson and Cauty as The Orb, a collaboration that was responsible for the introduction of chill-out ambient house music.

Cauty and Drummond eventually moved on to form The KLF, leaving Youth and Paterson to experiment extensively in the post punk British dance music and Acid House scene. This led to the release of two classic albums as The Orb – U.F.Orb and Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, which incorporated Little Fluffy Clouds, a track that defined ambient house and chill-out and brought these genres firmly into the mainstream.

Youth’s skills as a producer were now being noticed by a much wider audience, not least because of his remix work with band like Siouxsie and The Banshees, Malcolm Maclaren, A Guy Called Gerald, Fine Young Cannibals, Marc Almond and U2. In 1993, he collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney who had developed an interest in remix culture. This resulted in Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, an ambient album – and the first of three critically acclaimed albums – released under the name of The Fireman.

Over the years, Youth has notched up a staggeringly large and varied list of production and remix credits for artists such as Yazz, James, Primal Scream, Gun’s N’ Roses, Blue Pearl, Art of Noise, P.M. Dawn, Shack, De La Soul, Erasure, Beth Orton, Bananarama, Maria McKee, Suns of Arqa, The Shamen, Kool and the Gang, Texas, Pete Murphy, Tom Jones and Dido. He remains tireless in his quest for inspiration, excellence and innovation in recording great music and also finds time to paint, illustrate and publish poetry. All original artwork on the sleeve was hand drawn by Youth.

John Sinclair

John Sinclair the White Panther firebrand who stoked the MC5’s insurrectionary manifesto has roots that stretch back to jazz and the beats, as a writer, avant-garde champion and poet. John has travelled the world, collaborating with like-minded souls; a living embodiment of the original free spirit that fought to emancipate a generation, one of the few still flying the freak flag.

Since the early 90s, Sinclair has released albums of his poetry, but Beatnik Youth Ambient is possibly some of John Sinclair’s best work to date.

This poorly served generation needs it: that militant energy which released the bats in the 60s is crucially booted into the 21st Century in a riotous celebration of personal freedom, cultural trailblazers and marijuana.

The following Iron Man Records Patrons have made this Vinyl release possible:

Suzy Tweddle, Deborah Ritchie, Scott Roe, Margaret Calleja, Thomas Rathgeber, Dan, Lee Parsfield, Chris Scales, Muir Mathewson, Michael Howe, Jonathan Harris, Dave Barnard, Bill Fadden, Mike Burgess, Jachim Palm, Lyle Bignon, Thomas Burke, Ben Cartlidge, Matt Grimes, Toby Conyers, Chris, Andy Cavendish, Steve Wyatt, Andrew Dubber, Frank Knoblich, Vaughan Roberts, Ian Robertson, Marcus H, Seth Faergolzia, Ricky Lee, Kathryn McCormack, Ade Cartwright, Sunwoo Jung….

Become a Patron too https://www.patreon.com/ironmanrecords

Police Bastard – Confined: Death, doom, despair and TERRIFYING NOISE… discussed.

February 23, 2017

Here’s part of an interview With 2 members of Police Bastard conducted by Robin Valk who spends his time writing about Music, Musicians, Music Business and Radio in the UK’s West Midlands.

Robin: As a bumbling young rock DJ, I covered the decline of progressive and hard rock throughout the 70s. Pub-rock rose and fell, global forces like Springsteen and Fleetwood Mac emerged, and Birmingham moved from Monsters of Metal to cross-cultural mixes, (UB40, Apache Indian, the Beat, Ruby Turner). Oh, and let’s not forget the New Romantics. On second thought, let’s.

By the end of the decade, Punk Rock emerged, to be rapidly commoditised as product and fashion trend (Generation X anyone?), and used as a career-launching platform (Police, Squeeze, Boomtown Rats). Then the mainstream lost interest, so it went underground, morphing from a bunch of snotty teenagers flipping the bird at the man, into something else altogether.

Police Bastard were punks once. Now they’re punk/metal/thrash, a set of 40 somethings with a remarkably long history, and a new album, Confined.  The dumb rebellious simplicity of the late 70s has been replaced by something more complex, more considered, even dutiful. The music? Savage as ever, of course – but now, these guys can play. John Doom and Mark Badger talk it up after the jump.

John Doom: The band started as a fun project in about 1993. Not many albums, but we’ve done lots of touring. A real mix.

Robin: Twenty years – are you still as angry?

John: When I was about 16 I formed Doom. They’re still going now. It was Crust/Punk. We were raised on Punk – and political punk as well. Anarchist Punk Rock.

Robin: OK, let’s clarify some definitions. Proper Punk has always been about being snotty and challenging the establishment. I came in for all that when the Sex Pistols went round radio stations on promo tours. But Political Punk goes a lot further – as irreverent and challenging as all Punk, but with a more layered set of things to say?

John: We were influenced by Crass and Conflict and all these bands that were political. Yeah, we were angry then… but we lived with our parents! We were at odds with a lot of things. We lived in suburbia; a lot of people there were quite racist, traditional in their values. We were singing from a slightly different hymn sheet.  So, yeah, when we formed Police Bastard in 1993, I’d left Doom, and become a bit jaded. I made a commitment to write about things that were pertinent to me and the band – fresh ideas, positive things, not spiteful and vicious things. But filtering down to where we are now, I’d still say there’s plenty to be angry about.

Robin: No argument from me on that score. The early punk bands reacted against turgid progressive rock. There’s that famous Who song, Who Are You, which tells the story of Pete Townsend having a drunken row with Johnny Rotten in a Soho pub… but all that was years before you even started Doom. So does that mean that you are bringing – gulp – an adult perspective to your punk?

John: I’ve been through many different ways of thinking about things. In some ways, time strengthens your position, because you can come at things from an adult perspective. You’re not quite so quick to judge, to let things spill out your mouth. Here’s an example. When we were growing up listening to Crass and the like, people were really, vitriolically anti-religious. If you fast forward to now, there’s all these questions about what faith is, and about respecting other people’s faith; Islam for example.  All these ideas of being blasphemous and rude and in your face – you come round to thinking maybe faith isn’t the problem, maybe it’s the organisation and the power behind it. That’s something we address on the new album.

Robin: But that early 70s/80s anti-establishment punk blasphemy was pretty much all against Christianity. Nothing else was on the radar.

John: Exactly. It’s a more complex and globalised world. You’ve got to take on ideas about the whole world, not just your own neighbourhood.  The world’s got smaller. It’s easy to see a lot more problems – Syria, Russia – different issues.

Robin: How does that play out with your audiences – from the early days to now?

John: Weird. It might be my cynical nature. Underground Punk exists as an entity, outside the mainstream. It’s always been a constant. But around acid house and rave culture, some people forgot about issues, forgot about being angry…

Robin: They were blissed out…

John: Yeah!  More hedonistic, having a good time. But those issues were still there. Things come around though. A lot of original bands came back for one last time in their fifties… Things come in cycles. Over the last five years, you’ve seen a shift back, politically and in society, to what brought people out in the seventies. People are feeling disillusioned. Feel there’s no hope, that there might not be those jobs for them. So you can see Punk growing again.

Robin: Are you saying nostalgia for Punk? That makes it a commodity!

Mark Badger: It’s like a dogma. Some people still think that if you want to be in punk band, you gotta think a certain way, look a certain way, sound a certain way, do certain things.  The idea of Police Bastard, when I joined was more attractive than the band itself. Something that had a brutal musical delivery of political ideas, with a very diverse set of individuals.  To me, that flies in the face of the dogma of what it is to be punk or metal.  And we’re still doing that.

John: Some of our goals have come true. The major labels don’t control things anymore. So the DIY ethic, at the heart of punk, hasn’t been affected by the decline of the industry. And the web has helped.
On the craft and musicianship front, the band now has some phenomenally good technical skills.  A thunderous attack, played with blistering skill and stamina. You just wouldn’t have had those skills twenty years ago – they come with time. Does stagecraft sort of get in the way?

John: I think there have been times when we’ve been in danger of disappearing up our own asses. A few pints where we became a little bit too metally, a little bit too technical. That’s because we’re absorbing ideas from all over.

Robin: But there’s nothing wrong with being a fabulous player…

John: Not at all. But you can move away from some of the areas you should be in. As Mark was saying, one of the beauties of Police Bastard is that if we want to do a dub song, a metal song, a two-minute punk song, we’ll do it. It doesn’t get in the way.

Robin: What’s the gender split with your audience?

John: Fairly good. I never like to see it get too male. There was a point with hardcore where it became too violent and too macho. Everything became blokes with their shirts off, fighting rather than enjoying the gig. My experience has been good. We’ve had loads of girls dancing, and not feeling harassed or beaten or groped. I’ve been fairly happy with it.

Mark: We manage to sell good quantities of girls and boy’s t-shirts.

Robin: So how about the album….?

John: I’m proud of this album, We’d finished the band in about 98… the rest of the band was unable to put the time in. We had jobs, I went back to university… Then the band sort of reformed, and at first I felt a little bit off about it. But what they were doing was great – exactly what Police Bastard were all about. Eventually Mark asked me to come in with the band, and it’s gone from there. Our singer lives in Spain, we’re all doing different things, and we’ve still managed to come together and create new songs. All different, dark, aggressive, touching on new material.

Mark: John and Pid (Stu-pid) have probably come up with the best lyrics on Confined they have written so far. The new album was difficult in lots of ways, especially getting everyone together. But we’ve got to hand it to Simon Reeves. He sat there with about 27 channels of guitar. John put down several tracks of noise and feedback and other horror. Simon sat there clamly with his head in his hands muttering what am I going to do with this? John simply said ‘You’re the Producer, you sort it out!’ And of course, he did. We are all really pleased with the finished record.

Robin Valk

Police Bastard – Confined

Police Bastard – Confined (VINYL) is available from Iron Man Records now

February 12, 2017

Police Bastard – Confined (VINYL) has arrived after many months of waiting.

A big Thank You to all of you who have pre-ordered the VINYL or have contributed as Iron Man Records Patrons. I would like to acknowledge the ongoing insanity of the following and their kind financial support for this madness:

Suzy Tweddle, Deborah Ritchie, Scott Roe, Margaret Calleja, Thomas Rathgeber, Dan, Lee Parsfield, Chris Scales, Muir Mathewson, Michael Howe, Jonathan Harris, Dave Barnard, Bill Fadden, Mike Burgess, Joachim Palm, Lyle Bignon, Thomas Burke, Ben Cartlidge, Matt Grimes, Toby Conyers, Chris, Andy Cavendish, Steve Wyatt, Andrew Dubber, Frank Knoblich, Vaughan Roberts, Ian Robertson, Marcus H, Seth Faergolzia, Ricky Lee, Kathryn McCormack, Ade Cartwright, Sunwoo Jung….

Almost all orders have been posted out in the last few days, and Patrons will get their copies this week.

It’s been a bit mad at this end, I have never had to post out so many records in such a short time before. It’s been a task in itself just trying to get the orders to the post office.

If you would like to buy Police Bastard – Confined on VINYL try the Iron Man Shop here

If you would like to become an Iron Man Records Patron go here

This record is possibly the best record the band have released to date and there are only 500 copies on Vinyl so get one while you can.

The work continues on new recordings and new material. The band will be back playing live later this year, hope to see you then

Cheers Mark

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus returns with Multibird in July 2016

March 3, 2016

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Seth Faergolzia from New York here.  I’m excited to announce that my stellar new project, MULTIBIRD, will be touring Europe in July.  I’ve been performing in Europe since 2001 when I first toured with Jeffrey Lewis and Cornershop.  Ever since then, I’ve come back at least once a year with one of my projects (Dufus, Faergolzia, Heck Yup, solo).  I’m just finishing up a project called #100songs, which is a songwriting & recording project which has been released via subscription website.  We will be promoting this 4 album set and performing a “best of” from the #100songs project.

MULTIBIRD is an ensemble of four (acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums) who I’ve been working with for over a year, developing new material, pulling up old favorites from my back catalogue, and even playing a few choice covers (Zelda, Burning Down the House, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Roll Bus Roll).  If you haven’t yet heard my music, please check out the description and websites below.  If you have heard the music, then you know you will want to book us straight away before all dates fill.

We are booking dates during the month of July.  We prefer professional music venues with sound support but very much enjoy playing art spaces, outdoor events and even house concerts as well.
I hope to hear back from you soon!!
Best,
Seth

http://faergolzia.com

Buy Seth’s work here: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/dufus

Biography:

Multibird is the brand new project by Seth Faergolzia. Seth is well known for subtly harmonic, experimental lyricism, dynamic song structures, and whip-crack-acrobatic vocals with projects such as Dufus, Heck Yup & Faergolzia.  Celebrated as a vibrant example of what happens when a musician turns a genre like folk upside down and inside out, over time Faergolzia has come to represent something of a genre unto himself oft times nowhere near the folk aesthetic.

With a body of work that exceeds 20 albums and appearances in over 20 countries with the likes of The YeahYeahYeahs, Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, Regina Spektor, Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches, Kool Keith, Benevento Russo Duo, and many more, Seth Faergolzia is poised to put a spring in the step of his global following with his latest project, MULTIBIRD.  He has, in a short span of months, written 100 songs, and released one fully produced song per week through his subscription website, completing a versatile four album set called #100songs.

The band:

Seth Faergolzia leading, singing and strumming acoustic. Shaun Jones from Heck Yup, will be gently shredding electric guitar. Beat professor, drummer extraordinaire, Dominic Marini was along for the Faergolzia tour last year and has become a solid mainstay of Seth’s projects. Stan Martinelli, the youngest member of Seth’s project 23 Psaegz is wielding the bass like Thor’s hammer.  All four members of the band sing in lush harmony.

The freak-folk group will be performing a full and varied cross-section of the peerless oddball music that has delighted and baffled audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over 2 decades. Faergolzia will continue to shake musical conventions, making moments honest and organic in their exploration of possibility.

“Phenomenal live.” – NME

“Kind and Scary.” – Spex

“Frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.” – The Onion

“As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.” – Village Voice

“I have never heard anything like this before or since.” – Pop Matters

“Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.” – KUSF/MTV San Francisco

“This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.” – Relix

“They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.” – Vice

“Tender, calm and epiphanistic lyrics.” – New York Press

“Seth Faergolzia could be the poster boy for anti-folk.” — Stylus

“Speaking in tongues on top of complex musical phrases, the inspiring frontman of Dufus makes music like nobody else.  Often impenetrable and uniquely original, his rightful place is beside Captain Beefheart and Zappa.”  –Adam Green, the Moldy Peaches

Multibird is the brand new project by Seth Faergolzia of Dufus

February 9, 2016

Multibird is the brand new project by Seth Faergolzia. Seth is well known for subtly harmonic, experimental lyricism, dynamic song structures, and whip-crack-acrobatic vocals. Celebrated as a vibrant example of what happens when a musician turns a genre like folk upside down and inside out, over time Faergolzia has come to represent something of a genre unto himself oft times nowhere near the folk aesthetic.

With a body of work that exceeds 20 albums and appearances in over 20 countries with the likes of The YeahYeahYeahs, Dan Deacon, Animal Collective, Regina Spektor, Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches…

Faergolzia is poised to put a spring in the step of his global following with his latest project, “#100 songs” wherein he has, in a short span of months, written 100 songs, and released one fully produced song per week through a subscription site: www.faergolzia.com.

The band:

Seth plays acoustic guitar and sings. Shaun Jones from Heck Yup, will be gently shredding electric guitar. Beat professor, drummer extraordinaire, Dominic Marini was along for the Faergolzia tour last year and has become a mainstay of Seth’s projects. Stan Martinelli, the youngest member of Seth’s project 23 Psaegz is holding down the bass lines.

The freak-folk group will be performing a full and varied cross-section of the peerless oddball music that has delighted and baffled audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over 2 decades. Faergolzia will continue to shake musical conventions, making moments honest and organic in their exploration of possibility.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/multibird.music

Website:
http://www.faergolzia.com

Video:
https://youtu.be/Y4AYGQ0Zvzc

Buy Stuff from Iron Man Records by Seth Faergolzia of Dufus here

Seth Faergolzia – Multibird

January 18, 2016

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Here’s a message from Seth Faergolzia of Dufus:

“Hoping all is well with you… I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be touring the UK this summer with my stellar 4 piece band, Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird.  The last couple of tours I’ve done in the UK have been just solo or with a duo supporting Jeffrey Lewis, so I’m really pumped up about coming over with a solid band.  We will have drums, bass, electric guitar and myself as usual on acoustic guitar and vocals.  We are planning on coming to the UK July 11-20 and would really love to book something with you.  Any info you’d need regarding my music over the past 20 years is available on my website www.faergolzia.com

Let’s make something awesome happen!

Best,
Seth
www.faergolzia.com

You can buy Music by Seth Faergolzia and Dufus in the Iron Man Shop

“Phenomenal live.” – NME

“Kind and Scary.” – Spex

“Frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.” – The Onion

“As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.” – Village Voice

“I have never heard anything like this before or since.” – Pop Matters

“Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.” – KUSF/MTV San Francisco

“This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.” – Relix

“They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.” – Vice

“Tender, calm and epiphanistic lyrics.” – New York Press

“Seth Faergolzia could be the poster boy for anti-folk.” — Stylus

“Speaking in tongues on top of complex musical phrases, the inspiring frontman of Dufus makes music like nobody else.  Often impenetrable and uniquely original, his rightful place is beside Captain Beefheart and Zappa.”  –Adam Green, the Moldy Peaches

Dufus with Adam Green and Regina Spektor in Brooklyn Vegan:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/09/dufus_played_hi.html

Dufus – The Last Classed Blast CD distributed by Cargo

September 18, 2014

Dufus - The Last Classed Blast
Dufus – The Last Classed Blast – IMB6016 CD distributed by Cargo

Dufus 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 released their 10th album “The Last Classed Blast” on Iron Man Records.

The record features 15 tracks written and arranged by lyricist/singer, acoustic guitar player and front man Seth Faergolzia. 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.

Seth Faergolzia 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. John Peel loved it.

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.

“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.

“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.

Tracklisting: 1/Dawn Crusade 2/Babylon Com 3/Tutu 4/Innabarabie 5/Dissassemblement Hymn # Exponential 6/Heaven is Waiting 7/Balloon Rocking Chair 8/War is Over 9/Right On 10/Nenglich Phlarloosely 11/You Weren’t Ready 12/Sacred Charney 13/On and On 14/Lay Down Flat 15/Try More Patiently

Artwork By – Nick White
Engineer – Kinyon Brinson, Mark Ospovat, Nathan Silas Richardson
Mastered By – Mark Christensen
Mixed By [Emandee Recording House] – Mark Ospovat
Mixed By [Rep Studios] – Nathan Silas Richardson
Performer [Musicians] – Amanda Conklin, Anders Griffin, Betsy Cohen, Bree Fisher, Brent Cole, Eyal Talmudi, G. Lucas Crane, Imani Coppola, Jali Jobatieh, Mark Ospovat, Pan Tor, Rick Snell, Rudy Nunez, Ryan Abb, Ryan Bruce Curtis, Seth Hebert Faergolzia, Spencer Chakedis, Stephen Calkins, William Meyer
Producer – Dufus, Seth Faergolzia
Mixed at Emandee Recording House, Brooklyn, and Rep Studios, Ithaca
Mastered at Engine Room

Seth Faergolzia (of DUFUS) Live at The Dark Horse, Moseley, Birmingham 20th Aug 2014

August 14, 2014

When Faergolzia first emerged out of lower Manhattan at the turn of the millennium, he cut quite the figure as a trailblazing artist committed to pursuing his vision on the fringe of the fringes, quickly distinguishing himself as a visionary with an entertainer’s flair and a penchant for bending minds.

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus

Naturally, the surface absurdism of his output drew comparisons to like minded iconoclasts like Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Ween, and Mr. Bungle. But, Faergolzia has come to represent a genre unto himself, the labyrinthine pathways of his inspiration delighting audiences and collaborators alike.

The new album, “Doubting Won’t Do” includes solo acoustic songs and new loop material, both personal and complex in production and includes artwork by friend and collaborator, Adam Green of the Moldy Peaches.

Buy Seth Faergolzia and Dufus cds here

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus

In the new live show, taking the stage as a one-man tornado of sound, Faergolzia will draw from new material, electronic samples, loops, improvisations, and choice selections from the Dufus vault with his backing band, Heck Yup (which includes tuba, electric guitar, percussion, glockenspiel and keyboards). — a full and varied cross-section of the matchless oddball muse that has delighted audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over a decade.

Iron Man Records presents: Seth Faergolzia (of DUFUS) live at The Dark Horse, Moseley, Birmingham 20th August 2014.

The show will be free to get in but get there for 8pm

Venue Address: Dark Horse Moseley, Alcester Rd, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B13 8JP Birmingham, UK

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus

“Phenomenal live.” – NME

“Frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.” – The Onion

“Kind and Scary.” – Spex

“As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.” – Village Voice

“I have never heard anything like this before or since.” – Pop Matters

“Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.” – KUSF/MTV San Francisco

“This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.” – Relix

“They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.” – Vice

“Tender, calm and epiphanistic lyrics.” – New York Press

“Seth Faergolzia could be the poster boy for anti-folk.” – Stylus

UK TOUR 2014
August 12 – London, UK – The Garage
August 13 – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms (w/Jeffrey Lewis)
August 14 – Leicester, UK – The Musician (w/Jeffrey Lewis)
August 16 – GreenMan Festival, Wales, UK
August 17 – Sheffield, UK (early) Secret House Show
August 17 – Wakefield, UK – The Hop (w/Jeffrey Lewis)
August 18 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny (w/Jeffrey Lewis)
August 19 – Dundee, Scotland (w/Jeffrey Lewis)
August 20 – Moseley, Birmingham, UK – The Dark Horse
August 22 – Hull, UK – The Adelphi
August 23 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute (w/Jeffrey Lewis)
August 24 – Cardiff, Wales – HUB Festival (6PM)
August 24 – Bristol, UK – Secret Garden Show

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus

UK TOUR 2014 FACEBOOK PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1456280787953760/

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus


WEBSITE:
http://dufus.tv/
http://23psaegz.com/

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus Europe Tour May 1st – 26th 2014

January 1, 2014

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus will be back in Europe from May 1st-26th. Ever since his days as the mastermind behind critically-acclaimed avant-boho outfit Dufus, Seth Faergolzia has blazed colorful trails into modes of expression one couldn’t have foreseen even as Dufus were being hailed as “freak folk” innovators.

When Faergolzia first emerged out of lower Manhattan at the turn of the millennium, he cut quite the figure as a trailblazing artist committed to pursuing his vision on the fringe of the fringes, quickly distinguishing himself as a visionary with an entertainer’s flair and a penchant for bending minds. Naturally, the surface absurdism of his output drew comparisons to likeminded iconoclasts like Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Ween, and Mr. Bungle. But, Faergolzia has come to represent a genre unto himself, the labyrinthine pathways of his inspiration delighting audiences and collaborators alike. In his new live show, taking the stage as a one-man tornado of sound, Faergolzia draws from new material, electronic samples, loops, improvisations, and choice selections from the Dufus vault — a full and varied cross-section of the matchless oddball muse that has delighted audiences, collaborators, and critics alike for over a decade.

You can buy Dufus – The Last Classed Blast, Dufus – Neuborns and many more Dufus and Seth Faergolzia CDs in The Iron Man Shop here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

 

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz – Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

March 21, 2013

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) has a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia & The 23 Psaegz - Tin Wood Soldier CD 2012

1. Whenland 02:26

2. Ain’t No Way 02:26

3. Landscaper 04:32

4. Barrel of Monkeys 02:56

5. Sheep Song 03:08

6. Puke in Rides 02:54

7. Happened in the Morning 02:36

8. Animal Domiciled 04:20

9. Look at the Weird 02:14

10. Going to Meet (Songette, Part I) 00:21

11. Water Daughter 06:23

12. Icky Sticky 03:07

13. Going to Meet (Songette, Part II) 01:02

14. Mechanism 01:48

15. Going to Meet (Full Song) 06:54

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz released their debut CD on April 28, 2012.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) & John Ludington – Forest Creature CD 2013

March 20, 2013


Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) & John Ludington - Forest Creature CD 2013
1. Devil In The Washtub 02:42

2. Murky Waters 02:54

3. Fabric 02:44

4. Scaredy 02:57

5. Habits Dissipate 01:03

6. Geezer 02:36

7. One Foot 02:59

8. Ivy, Rice and Moss 03:37

9. Curupira 04:24

10. Lah Lee 03:40

11. Bub 04:37

released 24 February 2013

FOREST CREATURE
Two friends, made through music.  Two musicians, charged with originality and virtuosity.  One album, made by these two fond creators of wonder.  What could be more meaningful?  FOREST CREATURE is the new project born out of a 20 year friendship and longstanding mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus) from New York and John Ludington from California, who met while still in school.  Both have written and recorded countless songs, toured together and influenced each other, but not until now have they collaborated in the writing process.

These two well-matched musicians have been sending pieces of songs back and forth and recording bit by bit an extraordinary work of art which will first take to the stage in performance, February 2013 for a NE US tour.  March 2013 promises a European tour through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and perhaps a few other countries!!  Seth Faergolzia has been touring Europe at least once a year, for the past 7 years, and in this past year toured Europe four times!  This will be John Ludington’s first tour through Europe, and being Seth’s long-time influence and musical guru, it is a momentous occasion.

FOREST CREATURE fuses two profound poets known for their unusual song structures, while writing great melodies with a popular appeal.  They are strange but in a warm way.  Their voices out of the ordinary and quite elastic yet akin to one another.  Both have their virtuosic tendencies, but maintain a folk appeal.  Exchanging instruments amidst performance in a 2XOne-Man-Band acoustic experience including electronics and foot percussion.  No matter what genre you try to put them in, be it Folk, Alt-Folk, Anti-Folk, Freak-Folk, Experimental, FOREST CREATURE is unpredictable, unexpected;  you really can’t pin them down;  they will dodge your pin at the last moment and have you guessing again what will come next.

Seth Faergolzia Biography

Seth Faergolzia takes to the wind again on a European tour, that’s sure to put a spring in the step of his ever-growing global audience. As the mastermind behind Dufus, possibly the most creative and well-loved underground band in the Anti-folk / Freakfolk communities of New York City, and with a likewise respected solo career, Seth is now stacking up more than ten albums
and playing in over 20 countries with such acts as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jeffrey Lewis, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Animal Collective and others.

Keeping in tune with the warm and weird legacy of his renowned former project, Seth continues to stretch the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched by the contemporaries with whom his style has been compared (including Frank Zappa, Deerhoof, Devendra Banhart, The Moldy Peaches, and The Dirty Projectors), with an increasingly honed wisdom & intimacy.

Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills to new levels of musical sagacity, mastering simultaneously the guitar, kick drum, electronics, vocal acrobatics, and various melodic instruments, concocting music which lives free beyond the scope of particular genre labels. With harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism and all around dynamic song writing, each of Seth’s performances lovingly unweaves time to reveal moments honest & organic in exploration of possibility.

Seth’s new album, Tin Wood Soldier, reshapes and reinvents musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. His recent solo sets draw together new songs, electronic samples, improvisations, and a couple from the Dufus vault, exhibiting a growing body of work so dynamic and full, it can be approached as if with new ears every time — outlandish, wise and full-hearted.

John Ludington Biography

John Ludington, alt-folk out of Arcata, Ca., has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…who has to be considered one of the most daring and interesting songwriters on ye olde North Coast…” Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal).  John has been writing and performing since his father taught him his first chord at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first band, Barefoot Gravediggers, who performed to consistently large and devoted audiences. Their full length release, Chewing Lessons De España is still a sought after favorite. John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston, compose the score for a stilt walking piece for The Carpetbag Brigade, and play bass for Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band of which he is currently a member.  Ludington has acquired a huge cache of material including four full length albums. His latest release, Finn, is being met with great enthusiasm.

SETH FAERGOLZIA PRESS:

BROOKLYN VEGAN – FINAL DUFUS SHOW  W/ REGINA SPEKTOR & MOLDY PEACHES

New York Times – “Fiber art going punk.”

Vice – “They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.”

The Onion – “Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.”

Village Voice – “As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.”

New York Press – “Tender calm and epiphanistic lyrics.”

Pop Matters – “I have never heard anything like this before or since.”

KUSF/MTV  San Francisco – “Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.”

Relix – “This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.”

NME, UK – “Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.” National Student Newspaper, UK  – “One of the most prolific, original and influential bands to emerge from the anti-folk scene.”

SPEX – “Kind and Scary.”

JOHN LUDINGTON PRESS:

“My very talented friend John Ludington just finished a new record. It’s called Finn. He is one of the most creative and unique writers! Some other friends participated in the art/music on this record too- it’s very special…” – Regina Spektor

“Catchy, drunken, stein-sloshing chanteys whose high art lies in the way they string together non sequiturs and invite the listener to sing right along.” – Creative Living in the Hudson Valley

“Most distinctive is his signature fractured whimsical chord progressions and surprising sung sound effects.” –  ‘Art-rag’

Seth Faergolzia:  www.23psaegz.com
John Ludington:  www.johnludington.com

Buy Stuff by Dufus and Seth Faergolzia here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

https://www.facebook.com/forestcreaturemusic

Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington – Forest Creature in Europe 2013

January 16, 2013

Seth Faergolzia and John Ludington - Forest Creature in Europe 2013 photo

FOREST CREATURE
Two friends, made through music.  Two musicians, charged with originality and virtuosity.  One album, made by these two fond creators of wonder.  What could be more meaningful?  FOREST CREATURE is the new project born out of a 20 year friendship and longstanding mutual musical respect between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus) from New York and John Ludington from California, who met while still in school.  Both have written and recorded countless songs, toured together and influenced each other, but not until now have they collaborated in the writing process.

These two well-matched musicians have been sending pieces of songs back and forth and recording bit by bit an extraordinary work of art which will first take to the stage in performance, February 2013 for a NE US tour.  March 2013 promises a European tour through Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and perhaps a few other countries!!  Seth Faergolzia has been touring Europe at least once a year, for the past 7 years, and in this past year toured Europe four times!  This will be John Ludington’s first tour through Europe, and being Seth’s long-time influence and musical guru, it is a momentous occasion.

FOREST CREATURE fuses two profound poets known for their unusual song structures, while writing great melodies with a popular appeal.  They are strange but in a warm way.  Their voices out of the ordinary and quite elastic yet akin to one another.  Both have their virtuosic tendencies, but maintain a folk appeal.  Exchanging instruments amidst performance in a 2XOne-Man-Band acoustic experience including electronics and foot percussion.  No matter what genre you try to put them in, be it Folk, Alt-Folk, Anti-Folk, Freak-Folk, Experimental, FOREST CREATURE is unpredictable, unexpected;  you really can’t pin them down;  they will dodge your pin at the last moment and have you guessing again what will come next.

February 24 – Rochester, NY
February 26 – New York, NY
February 28 – Berlin, Germany
March 1 – Hamburg, Germany
March 2 – Hannover, Germany
March 3 – HELP!!
March 4 – HELP!!  (Seth’s Birthday show)
March 5 – HELP!!
March 6 – Brussels, Belgium
March 7 – Cologne, Germany
March 8 – Leipzig, Germany
March 9 – Mannheim, Germany
March 10 – Frankfurt, Germany
March 11 – Kaiserslautern, Germany
March 12 – Ottersweier, Germany
March 13 – HELP!!
March 14 – Morges, Switzerland
March 15 – Gysenstein, Switzerland
March 16 – Bregenz, Austria
March 17 – Innsbruck, Austria
March 18 – HELP!!
March 19 – Vienna, Austria
March 20 – Italy
March 21 – Italy
March 22 – Italy
March 23 – Italy
March 24 – Darmstadt, Germany
March 25 – Potsdam, Germany

Italy Booking Agent:
damiano@damigianobooking.com

Germany Agents:
konzerte.361@online.de
sabineshows@gmail.com

Seth Faergolzia Biography

Seth Faergolzia takes to the wind again on a European tour, that’s sure to put a spring in the step of his ever-growing global audience. As the mastermind behind Dufus, possibly the most creative and well-loved underground band in the Anti-folk / Freakfolk communities of New York City, and with a likewise respected solo career, Seth is now stacking up more than ten albums
and playing in over 20 countries with such acts as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jeffrey Lewis, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Animal Collective and others.

Keeping in tune with the warm and weird legacy of his renowned former project, Seth continues to stretch the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched by the contemporaries with whom his style has been compared (including Frank Zappa, Deerhoof, Devendra Banhart, The Moldy Peaches, and The Dirty Projectors), with an increasingly honed wisdom & intimacy.

Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills to new levels of musical sagacity, mastering simultaneously the guitar, kick drum, electronics, vocal acrobatics, and various melodic instruments, concocting music which lives free beyond the scope of particular genre labels. With harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism and all around dynamic song writing, each of Seth’s performances lovingly unweaves time to reveal moments honest & organic in exploration of possibility.

Seth’s new album, Tin Wood Soldier, reshapes and reinvents musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. His recent solo sets draw together new songs, electronic samples, improvisations, and a couple from the Dufus vault, exhibiting a growing body of work so dynamic and full, it can be approached as if with new ears every time — outlandish, wise and full-hearted.

John Ludington Biography

John Ludington, alt-folk out of Arcata, Ca., has been called “…the lovechild of Beck and Frank Zappa…who has to be considered one of the most daring and interesting songwriters on ye olde North Coast…” Andrew Goff (Northcoast Journal).  John has been writing and performing since his father taught him his first chord at age 9. By 14, he had formed and fronted his first band, Barefoot Gravediggers, who performed to consistently large and devoted audiences. Their full length release, Chewing Lessons De España is still a sought after favorite. John’s travels have led him to busk the subways of Boston, compose the score for a stilt walking piece for The Carpetbag Brigade, and play bass for Absynth Quintet, a critically acclaimed gypsy-grass band of which he is currently a member.  Ludington has acquired a huge cache of material including four full length albums. His latest release, Finn, is being met with great enthusiasm.

SETH FAERGOLZIA PRESS:

BROOKLYN VEGAN – FINAL DUFUS SHOW  W/ REGINA SPEKTOR & MOLDY PEACHES

New York Times – “Fiber art going punk.”

Vice – “They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and
intense opera… 9 of 10.”

The Onion – “Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with
rock stabs.”

Village Voice – “As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the
21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.”

New York Press – “Tender calm and epiphanistic lyrics.”

Pop Matters – “I have never heard anything like this before or since.”

KUSF/MTV  San Francisco – “Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately
clever wordplay.”

Relix – “This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new
structures.”

NME, UK – “Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.”
National Student Newspaper, UK  – “One of the most prolific, original
and influential bands to emerge from the anti-folk scene.”

SPEX – “Kind and Scary.”

JOHN LUDINGTON PRESS:

“My very talented friend John Ludington just finished a new record. It’s called Finn. He is one of the most creative and unique writers! Some other friends participated in the art/music on this record too- it’s very special…” – Regina Spektor

“Catchy, drunken, stein-sloshing chanteys whose high art lies in the way they string together non sequiturs and invite the listener to sing right along.” – Creative Living in the Hudson Valley

“Most distinctive is his signature fractured whimsical chord progressions and surprising sung sound effects.” –  ‘Art-rag’

Seth Faergolzia:  www.23psaegz.com
John Ludington:  www.johnludington.com

Buy Stuff by Dufus and Seth Faergolzia here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

https://www.facebook.com/forestcreaturemusic

 

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus European Tour Dates 2012

April 4, 2012

Seth Faergolzia - Photo 2012 (Dufus)

Seth Faergolzia (from the band Dufus) is heading over to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Italy and
 perhaps a couple other countries this May promoting a new album called “Tin Wood Soldier”

Seth Faergolzia returns to Music World Radio – Free Podcast preview:

April 28 Bugjar, Rochester [European Tour Send-Off and CD Release Party]

May 1 Darmstadt, Germany -Oetinger Villa w/The Mole
May 2 Köln, Gernany – Wohngemeinschaft
May 4 TBA- Leipzig, Germany
May 5 Offenburg, Germany – Spitalkeller
May 6 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
May 7 Hannover, Germany – Sing Sing
May 8 Halle/Saale, Germany – Objekt 5
May 9 Vienna, Austria – Rhiz
May 10 Bregenz, Austria – Plattenhahn
May 11 Innsbruck, Austria – Bäckerei
May 12 Nyon, Switzerland – Noviodunum
May 13 Morges, Switzerland – Couvaloup
May 17 Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
May 18 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria – TBA (Bulgarian National Radio)
May 19 Sofia, Bulgaria – The Red House Center for Culture and Debate
May 20 (dom), Italy – A venue by the Adriatic Sea
May 21 Bolzano, Italy – TBA
May 22 Italy – TBA
May 23 Rome, Italy – Fanfulla
May 24 Italy – TBA
May 25 Vasto, Italy – Beat Cafe
May 26 Cassino, Italy (sab) – Nuove Officine

GERMANY SUMMER TOUR
August 3 Bad Doberan, Germany – Zappanale Festival
August 4 Wrendenhagen, Germany – Scheune
August 5 Trittau, Germany – Alter Bahnhof
More dates TBA!!!

UK TOUR
August 31 – September 2  End of the Road Festival, North Dorset/Wiltshire borders, UK
September 3-10, UK Tour TBA
Seth Faergolzia - Tin Wood Soldier

Buy Dufus CDs here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz will be releasing their debut CD on April 28, 2012.  Seth will then be touring Europe three times in 2012 and is also making plans for a US tour. He will be traveling to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Italy, and the UK, including performances at the Zappanale Festival in Germany and the End of the Road Festival in the UK.

Founded by Seth in 2010 as the successor to his world-renowned 13-year project, Dufus, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz carry on the warm, weird legacy by stretching the boundaries of musical experience with craze and care unmatched. The group originally gathered with the intention of performing Seth’s 23 Psaegz stream of consciousness puppet rock opera, and has since also become a collaborative backing for his complex web of musical delight. Front man Faergolzia brings his one-man-band skills (mastering simultaneously the guitar, glockenspiel, kick drum, and vocal antics) to a new apex of musical sagacity, as he leads the 23 Psaegz odd.

23 Psaegz pl. n. *say-jezz* An extensive, boisterous musical composition, derived from the 23 pages of Seth’s streaming mind waves

Seth conducts his rollicking 15-folk-grand orchestra with a “glock” mallet, booming kick pedal, frolicsome guitar, and far-reaching vocals. Designed with five moving parts, 23 Psaegz ignites a most profoundly human machine, a musical organism with propellers that blast whirls of free-thought, frequencies that both cut close to the bone and hug the heart; a true masterwork. Seth’s keen ear for harmony deftly channels the energies and talents of the human voice, flute, tuba, trumpet, violin, guitars, bass, piano and found and salvaged metal percussion. With the precision and release of flight, melodic instruments melt sweet cream harmonies with the bass section, lead and vocal choir, then muscle up with brain circuit cranking dissonance. The playful and seriously probing expanse of 23 Psaegz is kaleidoscopic-divine New Orleans marching band meets Peter & the Wolf in outer space. This intense conflation of lyrical imagery and sonic wonder is music to submerge in.

Seth & the Psaegz concoct music which remains outside the scope of particular genre-labels or classification. With their harmonic subtlety, poetically experimental lyricism, quirked-out energy, and of course, Seth’s soaring, roaring gurgling, whip-crack-acrobatic vocals, each Psaegz performance lovingly unweaves time, revealing moments honest & organic in their exploration of possibility. Spontaneously fusing performers with audience, Psaegz mingle into the crowd in fits of wild dance to Seth’s iPod-karaoke hip-jump samplegasms. They’re reshaping and reinventing musical forms to create new, relevant gestures forward. Whether a whistle-driven dirge, foot-stomping fable, or inspired improvisation, these are not songs that will attract only a novel-shock-response, but a growing body of music so dynamic and full, it can be approached with new ears every time: outlandish, wise, and fool-hearted. Copied by many, equalled by none.

Please Visit:

http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
http://www.23psaegz.com
http://www.dufus.tv

If you’d like to help out with booking a date for any
of these tours, please write…  booking@23psaegz.com

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus interviewed by Jeffrey Lewis, Bristol 1/1/11

January 16, 2012


Jeffrey Lewis interviews Seth Faergolzia of Dufus outside The Thekla, Bristol, UK Tues, Nov 1 2011.
www.23psaegz.com
www.dufus.tv
www.thejeffreylewissite.com

You can buy Dufus albums and all sorts of other stuff in The Iron Man Shop on eBay

Seth Faergolzia of Dufus interviewed by Jeffrey Lewis, Bristol 1/1/11

January 16, 2012


Jeffrey Lewis interviews Seth Faergolzia of Dufus outside The Thekla, Bristol, UK Tues, Nov 1 2011.
www.23psaegz.com
www.dufus.tv
www.thejeffreylewissite.com

You can buy Dufus albums and all sorts of other stuff in The Iron Man Shop on eBay

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