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FAUX FEROCIOUS
with Liquid TV

Songbyrd Presents
Upstairs, All ages


DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM

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Songbyrd Presents

Monday, April 29, 2019

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Faux Ferocious is Reid, Dylan Jonathan and Terry. Reid plays drums, Dylan plays bass,Jonathan and Terry play guitar and sing. They love each other and they love you.

Pretty Groovy marks the first studio album from Faux Ferocious and their first LP release with Burger Records After years of subsistence recording on every broken Tascam machine in Middle Tennessee, Faux Ferocious took their figure-it-out approach to freak out rock n’ roll and hit the road to work with audio whiz Drew Vandenberg at the famed Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA. They ate together, smelled each other and broke down the ego achieving an instinctive sound that allows expert musicianship and simple, evocative lyrics to work as one highlighting the duality of space and constraint.

This record finds the sweet spot. It is angular and arresting, it is fast, it is repetitive, it is kosmische, it is punk. It drones, it loops and swirls around. It is guitar rock for people who wonder what it would be like if Ron Asheton and Michael Rother were also in Crazy Horse. The songs on this album allow each musician to stand out without taking over. The lyrics are clear and you can follow the thread of each instrument and each word and just when it feels like it might unravel it snaps back into shape leaving you dangling you from a cliff wondering how you got there. It is music for taking drugs, it is music for cleaning the house, it is music for hard labor or quiet reflection.

“Price of Progress”, the first single off the album is a smooth as fuck look at real estate. Reid Cummings and Dylan Palmer drive this song with a locked in groove that grows tougher and tougher with each verse. Jonathan and Terry sing about home ownership in the 21st century from the perspective of an out of touch estate agent who does not realize they are selling a progress built on the scorched earth of neighborhoods bulldozed by developers who don’t give a shit about anything other then finding the next struggling block to make a couple hundred grand off of.

Faux Ferocious has been around. They have toured hard they have done it their way and they have something to say with this album. “Pretty Groovy” is just that. These guys are trying to get you moving but they are going to make you listen to what they have to say.

Pretty Groovy comes out in February of 2019 on Burger Records

"Hairy hypnotic rock 'n' roll that will still slap you into a pause" -- Aquarium Drunkard

"Tension and adrenalline building and building as the band and listener ascend to greater and greater heights for one final showdown." -- Impose Magazine

"Faux Ferocious just keeps getting weirder, and I love it...A glistening synth pad into a krautrock-y, bluesy whirl of controlled chaos." -- Nashville Scene

"Nashville four-piece Faux Ferocious make nervy, anxious, mutant pop, the kind that sounds like sleep has not been a top priority and you start to, ever-so-slightly, lose grip on reality..." -- Brooklyn Vegan

"Faux Ferocious' bite may just be more vicious than their bark as the song swells into outerspace with stabbing guitars and mesmerizing ascent into elastic boogie." -- Post Trash

 

 

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Liquid TV

 

 

Formed in 2016, Liquid TV is a rock and roll band from the Washington, DC area that plays a high energy mix of garage, power pop, and indie rock. Their penchant for jangly guitars and strong hooks, combined with their energetic, and often hectic, live show has earned them comparisons to other scrappy rock bands such as The Replacements, Black Lips, and Parquet Courts.
Originally performing as The Shandies, the group released a series of home recordings and toured the east coast twice, but a threatened lawsuit in early 2019 forced a name change. The band released their first single under the new name earlier this year, with a new full-length album in the works.

 

“…all kid energy, smart slack and wry buzzing…they sound like they taught themselves everything, add quite the honest lyrics.”
-Melted Magazine

 

“…played with reckless enthusiasm, frequently from a horizontal position on the floor.”
-Concert Addicts

 

“…if you’re the sort who digs the sleepy emo punk sounds of bands like Wavves, you’ll need to get on this band’s wavelength.”
-RVA Mag