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Foot Village : Make Memories

Los Angeles tribal noiseniks Foot Village aren’t your average band. Instead of the punk rock standard drums, bass, guitars and vocals, the quartet favour the slightly less common set-up of drums, drums, vocals, drums and drums; they don’t use first names, going by Citizen Kinsman, Citizen Lee, Citizen Taylor-Fantastic and Citizen Rowan, and they chose to let fans hear their new album three months ahead of release by getting them to call them and playing it to them over the phone. Said album, Make Memories (their fourth long-player), is released non-telephonically this week via Northern Spy Records, and it’s a belter: recorded in Bristol, England at Portishead’s studio, the six-tracker finds the quartet joined by fifth drummer Matt Loveridge (Beak), adding an extra layer of percussive thunder to their already Richter Scale-busting sound. It also marks a slight shift in direction, with the group opting to balance their chaotic polyrhythms and excitable yelps with a more unified, hypnotic percussive attack and sinister, Liars-like voodoo chanting; listen to the whole thing below.

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About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

One response to “Foot Village : Make Memories

  1. Pingback: Foot Village ‘Make Memories’ Review and Feature | Foam Hands | Northern Spy Records |

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