Chameleon Club Presents...
World/Inferno Friendship Society
Sat, December 22, 2012
$15.00 - $17.00
This event is all ageshttp://www.chameleonclub.net/event/161269/
The World/Inferno Friendship Society consist of 7 to 13 life-long members who enthusiastically delight in encouraging all who identify as youth, both young and old, to change the system. They come armed with cascading piano, ace saxophones, several drummers, snarling guitars, low B bass, and whomever else gets in the bus. The World/Inferno Friendship Society is fronted by an undead Sherlock Holmes, who had his exploits profiled in the NY Times Arts Section for the multi-media stage version of the group's last record "Addicted to Bad Ideas" [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/arts/music/08worl.html].
The industrious and attractive World/Inferno joined Chunksaah Records' [http://www.chunksaah.com/] (Bouncing Souls, The Loved Ones, The Measure S.A., AOD) roster with their 2005 watershed "Red Eyed Soul" [http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-worldinferno-friendship-society-red/] which was produced by NYC legend Don Fury [http://www.donfury.com/] at his Cyclone Studios in Coney Island, as was the aforementioned "Addicted to Bad Ideas".
On their new release "The Anarchy and The Ecstasy" Inferno hope to make you dance, laugh and cry - often in the same song. With their full horn section, baby grand piano, punk guitar, 5 string bass and dueling male and female vocals, this
freedom fighting, punk-as-world-music cult channels Phillip K. Dick, Kurt Weill and Jonathan Richman on their 13th release. Pushing boundaries, grudges, genres, heartstrings and parole conditions from the cow-punk thump of track "Disarming Smile" to the heartbreaking samba of "13 Years Without Peter King", "The Anarchy
and The Ecstasy" showcases World/Inferno Friendship Society's refined songwriting style and virtuosic playing. Never fear though, the band hasn't lost the attitude you've come to expect in songs like "I Am Sick of People Being Sick of My Shit".
Based in Brooklyn, NY but soon to be sleeping on your floor, World/Inferno Friendship Society invite you to live The Anarchy and The Ecstasy - and know you want to.
See you at the shows!
After endless touring on the rollicking one-two punch of their debut Head Home (Ernest Jenning Record Co.) and sophomore barnburner Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin (Kemado), the band was sidelined in the midst of their 2009 tour when Rogers-Berry was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Ten months of chemotherapy and a shoulder replacement later, the group returned to the studio with a new outlook on life, and began work on their most fully conceived project to date - an affirmation of sorts. With the help of producer/engineer Billy Pavone (The Fall, Asobi Seksu, White Rabbits), the result is a record that is both the most subtle and massive accomplishment of the band's career. Outside is a darkly triumphant and free-flowing album that represents exactly where the songwriters have found themselves in this moment. As Pycior notes, "I love the dynamic disparity in the album: the fragile parts of 'Bugs,' 'Ourselves,' and 'Don't Come Back...,' the huge endings in 'Alamar,' 'Look at the Sun,' and 'Pushing Out.' ...and I love ending on a different and demented tone with 'The Lake Departed.'"
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