Author: Josh Taylor

Foot Village is contributing two tracks to the Deathbomb Digital Singles Club. At least one, if not both tracks, will be a collaboration with Juiceboxxx. Subscribers get new music each monday. 52 bands contributing 2 songs each. Plus some bonus releases. So 104+ unreleased songs. And just $10 to be a member no matter where you live on the planet.

To subscribe, please visit: http://deathbombarc.bigcartel.com/product/deathbomb-digital-singles-club

Here is info from Deathbomb, including a list of all the confirmed acts:
In the tradition of the Deathbomb Arc Tape Club, Deathbomb is excited to announce the Deathbomb Digital Singles Club. Embracing new trends in digital technology, this club expands on our mission of bringing you new music, from both well known and totally underground bands, at an unbelievably affordable price.

Beginning the first monday in September 2010, and going till Sept 2011, subscribers will be send a secret link and password to 2 previously unreleased tracks. Each week will be a different band covering a huge variety of genres from noise-rock to breakcore, from witch house to new age and more. Each digital single will have gorgeous art made for it by Mario Zoots of Modern Witch.

The tracks will be made available in both hi-res and mp3 quality. In addition to the 52 weeks of new singles, occasional bonus releases will be sent to subscribers. For the mere $10 subscription cost, you will end up getting these previously unreleased tracks for less than 10 cents each.

Here are just a few of the acts confirmed so far:
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
Back To The Future The Ride
Batwings Catwings
BITCHES
Blackbird Blackbird
Blissed Out
Captain Ahab
C V L T S
Divorce
Ear Pwr
Endless Endless Endless
Ghost Animal “Shapes Take Shape”
Girls in the Eighties
Haunted Horses
IE
Jason Forrest
Juiceboxxx / Foot Village collaboration
Kevin Greenspon
Kiss Kiss Fantastic
Mickey Mickey Rourke
Miguel Mendez & Joel Jerome (member of Dios)
Modern Witch
Pariah Carey
Railcars
Rale
Saivus
Sickboy
Sister Fucker (members of Child Pornography & ex-Coughs)
Teeth
Turbine
tik///tik
The Urxed (member of High Places)
U.S. Girls
VNC

Bonus Releases:
Yuma Nora rarities/unreleased tracks ep
Vancouver BC compilation feat: Animal Bodies, Twin Crystals, Holzkopf, Myths, Stamina Mantis, Reflektionss, N.213, Filip Gorecki, Nuggeteer, more!!

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INTRODUCING #18 FOOT VILLAGE
February 04, 2010
Written by The 405

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This week the focus of our attention has been on dreamy bands, cosmic sounds and pictures depicting a particular feeling. Well today I’d like to start with a video. A video so awesome, so intense and so captivating that I feel totally vindicated by my choice.

Described by their label (Upset The Rhythm) as a ‘drum-n-shout assembly’, this Los Angeles based band are just incredible. As you can probably tell by the video above, and their awesome genre tag, this band are mainly focused around a drum kit – or two. It’s pretty primal stuff. I don’t really want to get into the whole ‘this takes us back to our primitive past’ type discussions but there must be something in it to a certain degree. Every time I hear them I just feel energised by the whole situation.

They’re a hard band to really describe in terms of reference points. I certainly can’t think of any other band quite like them. I think what really makes them stand out is the spirit they have and the atmosphere they create, which seems to be contagious in a live environment. Sort of like what Dan Deacon or Lucky Dragons have mastered, except it’s not electronic – it’s just an in-your-face wave of attack and pounding rhythm.

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Upset The Rhythm has announced the release of our new album, Anti-Magic, for July 2009.

Check out a song from the album.

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Here are the incredibly thoughtful words they have to say about Anti-Magic:

After a recent collection of singles, EP tracks and remixes on Gilgongo, Foot Village return with their new record proper called ‘Anti-Magic’. Describing ‘Anti-Magic’ as a collection of drum essays embracing the physical and rejecting the imaginary, Foot Village rise to a concept. First album ‘World Fantasy’ was concerned with songs about other countries, whilst follow-up ‘Friendship Nation’ documented the founding of Foot Village as a nation in it’s own right.

With this new album the story of the nation’s first war is discussed. A war in opposition to magic and spirituality. A record about resistance to the heathen hordes of sorcerers, prophets and pretenders. This is not a story that Foot Village are telling to make them look like saviours though. It’s a warning to not believe everything you’re told.

Contrary to a first listen to the band’s run riot sound, Foot Village are decidedly anti-jam. Very few parts of the record are improvised and their songs are heavily worked on and involved. This can be appreciated on this new album more than ever. “Crybaby” starts apprehensively with a cowbell and cymbal rattle, until the rim shots and vocals pour in, making way for the military march gone carnival signature beat to stamp it’s presence on the song.

“TAKE” fluxes with ever-changing drum patterns and wild vocals which almost edge each other into the impossible. A hushed breakdown in the middle of the song only makes the rampaging drum assault finale more intense. Foot Village prefer to shirk novelty for an evolving attitude to song writing, with tangents traced into new territories as a rule. “Reggae War Zone” works into the song a lot of melodic vocal exchanges that punctuate the drum stampede. “Grace’s Death” almost does away with percussion completely opting for an eerie vocal workout full of lament that explores repetition.

Over the course of this war/album, Foot Village do their best to show just how brutal a drums-and-screaming-only approach can be. But, by the end of the war, the virtues of all music are revealed to them and they join hands with bands of all styles for an “It’s A Small World” version of their song “Chicken & Cheese 2″ which features a “love song” section interpreted by countless friends, including Aids Wolf, Jason Forrest, Kyle Mabson, Narwhalz, Tussle and Death Sentence: Panda! When pretense has been banished, freedom can take wing and the doors can be flung open to everyone. Foot Village is a nation unlike any other and only by visiting can you really know.

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