Fat History Month Go Soph With Bad History Month
The second single from the effort "Bald History Month" is available for streaming here. "Bad History Month," the title-track and first single was recently premiered on BrooklynVegan. The songs serves as a welcome introduction to their idiosyncratic approach that lies somewhere between the slack riffing of Pavement and meditative noodling of Modest Mouse. The soft-to-loud dynamics make the most of vibrant guitars and feverish drumming to establish a tone all of their own. Amid the emotive vocal swells, the charming desperation to the lyrics outwits your favorite poet. Recorded by Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick and Mark Fede at The Sex Dungeon in Philadelphia from April-June 2012, and finished and mixed by Mark Fede at Bobby Hobby's Lobby in Boston July 2012-January 2013. The production illuminates with brilliant layering to highlight the deep underlying melodies.
Fat History Month share their thoughts on the record: "Another heady conceptual brew from everyone's favorite nonalcoholic joke band that takes itself way too seriously. In case you didn't notice, the last one was a comedy album. This one is a tragedy.
Bad History not only means more songs about your Horrible Family, but it also refers to a feeling of ridiculously overblown and pathetic self-hatred, as in the case of that famous cowboy who, after falling off his horse, couldn't help feeling that in a previous life, he had been the first human to kill and eat a Neanderthal, an act which singled him out as the real life root cause of Original Sin, which has been borne throughout the ages by all of humanity ever since.
Aside from that, there are songs about the present, lonely, hi-jinx free Future of the modern world, the true nature of Hell, the comfort of a living room couch overwhelming the appeal of a life in the great outdoors, baldness as a metaphor for something or other, love and death through the wide open eyes of a crushed runaway cat, the deadly blackhole of passing time, indecisiveness about identity, narcissistic sadness over an early sunset, and a cannibal mind taking self-depredation to its logical conclusion. What's it all about? Who knows, but rest assured, it's intended as a deadly serious collection of deep ideas, a classic work of Art, deserving of thoughtful analysis for years to come."
Pre-orders are now available via Fat History Month's Bandcamp page. The album is available on vinyl and digitally. All vinyl orders include an illustrated lyric book and poster drawn by Adric Giles! Trust us, you're going to want the vinyl.
The band are currently on a national tour with Pile that minds them playing over 50 shows together within the six week trek. Dates are below.
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