NASHVILLE GARAGE/POST-PUNKS FAUX FEROCIOUS
SHARE NEW SINGLES AT THE LINE OF BEST FIT & POST-TRASH,
NEW EP OUT JULY 14 VIA DROP MEDIUM RECORDS
RIYL: The Fall, Natural Child, Gang of Four, B Boys, Can, Parquet Courts
“Mutant garage punk.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Brain liquifying.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Timeless.” – Impose
“Faux Ferocious fuse together stoner punk, motorik beats, experimental art-rock, and brash rock ‘n’ roll to create something special, something that sort of sounds like Fu Manchu discovering Can… in the best of ways.” – Post-Trash
“Scrunch, strutting trash-pop.” – CMJ
Next Friday, Nashville garage/post-punks Faux Ferocious will release their new EP, simply titled 12″. In advance of the release, the group has shared two new singles, “Solvency” and “Me and Jonny” at The Line of Best Fit and Post-Trash, respectively. The Line of Best Fit called Faux Ferocious’ krautrock-inspired psych/punk, “Brain liquifying,” while Post-Trash described it as “Sprawling and hypnotic.” Faux Ferocious’ new EP is out July 14 via Drop Medium Records.
Faux Ferocious’ unique brand of meditative psychedelic blues conjures visions of Electric Mud or Sweetheart of the Rodeo sifted through a minimalist post-punk filter a la The Fall or early Public Image Ltd. That’s not to say these influences are heavy handed. Rather one senses a deep sense of the Nashville, TN-based band’s respect for and enjoyment from the music of their otherworldly predecessors.
Jonathan Phillips, Dylan Palmer, Terry Kane and Reid Cummings are fairly normal dudes that met as students at the University of Tennessee. Since forming Faux Ferocious, they’ve released music via Burger Records, Infinity Cat, and Striped Light. The recordings were a muggy batch of spellbinding, brain-liquefying fare that sounded as if it was tracked in a pay-by-the-hour motel room on Murfreesboro Pike, warm beer in one hand, cheap guitar in the other. Strange, hypnotic rock ‘n’ roll that will still slap you into a pause. Think John Lee Hooker’s Endless Boogie after a 10-strip of speedy acid.
Faux Ferocious will release their latest EP on July 14, 2017 on 12” via Drop Medium Records. “Me and Jonny” finds the band surfing deeper into the void on a groove closer to the kind carved out by Jaki Liebezeit and co. “Solvency” creates motorik thrall fueled by Faux Ferocious’ textbook oddball-blues riffing. The same goes for “Big Kahuna.” This is chooglin’ that will have you spinning off the front porch, foaming at the mouth.