I’m cool to encounter weirdos regularly. I can even tolerate coming across assholes (weirdos or assholes covers 98% of us) and all I’m good with it. Still, I frequently feel confused by humans. They are intense, misguided, complex and flawed to the hilt, yet amazing. My own life is a mixture of headfucks and total awesome. Mostly awesome. However no matter how awesome, I always feel like I have it fairly on cue while at the same time feeling like it’s a furious paced landslide of wtf. That’s what life’s like – fucking strange.
When I listen to Foot Village I feel they accept a similar situation. I think the last time I was this purely delighted and confused by music I was listening to Tomahawk, or maybe it was Peeping Tom. I forget. Anyway these guys are, well.. they just are. They have this video which is unlike anything I am seeing right now and their sound is as unlike anything too. This is why I like.
Foot Village are all about drums, sporting four kits in their band. Too insane. Then there’s the Shonan Knife sounding grrl-vocalist. Pure joy, basically.
More on these guys very soon. For now – latest vid “New Jersey” from latest album Make Memories. Directed by Alec Sutherland. Alec did a wonderful job because I found myself ashamedly feeling sexual endearment for the protagonist. So so wrong, I know. Oh well. Life you cray, or something. Enjoy.
steronoknex asked: Where can I find the original songs used for the "chicken and cheese" remixes by nero's day at disneyland?
Short question, but necessary(?) long answer.
The Nero’s Day At Disneyland “Chicken & Cheese” tracks are actually covers of Foot Village, not remixes. We commissioned a few dozen bands to cover this song and then we made “It’s A Small World” style medleys out of them for the finale of our album ‘Anti-Magic’. We actually got so much material that the vinyl, cd, cassette, and itunes versions of these medleys are completely different bands. Since we had to cut up the covers so much for this, we shared all the full covers, along with the practice space recording we sent to bands as a reference at the Free Music Archive.
The finished cd version of the Chicken & Cheese medley can be heard on our bandcamp. At some point I guess we should put the vinyl, cassette, and itunes versions of the medley on the bandcamp too…. if I have the master files anywhere (oops!).
It was a busy year for Foot Village. ‘Make Memories’, our fourth album was released by Northern Spy. We toured both the west coast (with clipping.) and the east coast. We dropped 3 music videos. Plus we released a handful of “bonus” material. Here is everything in one convenient place.
Huge thanks to everyone that came out to a show, helped with the music videos, picked up a copy of the album, shared our music with a friend, helped book a show, gave us a place to stay, or any of a million other things that our needy asses couldn’t have survived without your help. Biggest thanks of all to Northern Spy for believing in this album.
VOTE FOR CLIPPING & FOOT VILLAGE IN THE PITCHFORK READERS POLL!!
The Pitchfork Readers Poll is up now. A couple years ago, Foot Village came close to getting acknowledgement as one of the best live acts in the country, getting votes that put it in the top 100. This year, let’s see if we can top that!
Also, let’s score clipping. a Best New Act award! Pitchfork is still holding out on talking about the group despite so much love from all corners of the Earth! Let’s show them they are behind the times! So, again, our recommendations for the Pitchfork Readers Poll are Foot Village as Best Live Act and clipping. as Best New Act! Let’s do this!
I remember when we performed this song at a house party in Oakland. People were going nuts moaning along with us from the get go. The moment we brought the beat in, people started diving into our drums. I was so worried someone would puncture a lung or something. Main damage though was to my glasses, as usual.