Monday, June 12, 2006

MUSIC: Holy Fuck

Posted a song last week by Holy Fuck and it seemed to garner some serious interest; rightfully so in my opinion. This experimental/noise/electronic/rock band has an interesting energy and an even more captivating approach. Here's an excerpt from their bio:

Holy Fuck are creating a legacy based on near stupidity. It's a simple concept, to mimic modern electronic music without using modern fail-safes like laptops and programmed backing tracks... and of course make people freak out and smash stuff. So for last year's NXNE festival they armed themselves with a drum set, bass guitar, a myriad of toy keyboards, guitar peddles, mixers, and even a 35 mm film synchronizer and hit the stage, without even rehearsing.

Granted, at first blush this might sound pretentious.... but, it takes balls and talent to pull something off like that. It's also part of another concept which makes my wheels turn.... using music as art rather than entertainment. Few bands do this well (with well being defined as an end result of entertaining/captivating without that being the goal). Just something to think about.

Check out their website and myspace page for more information. Plus, dig on these tracks.

::: Holy Fuck - Tonebank Jungle
::: Holy Fuck - Tonebank Computer
::: Holy Fuck - Korock

You can pick up their self-titled album from Maple Music here. And I suggest that you do just that.

[Photo credit goes to seventytw0dpi. She's got more freaky-ass photos on her flickR page.]