Well, our kickstarter campaign was indeed a success. Thanks to all of your generous contributions, we have done what we set out to do and self-released our newest record on our own terms and on my own label Grotesque Requords. It’s been a long and rough road since we set out to do this thing last January but the end result is absolutely worth it. As a huge fan of vinyl, I can’t even begin to describe how it feels to hold one of these in my hands. Our music immortalized in warm analogue grooves. We only made 200 of these things on white vinyl and they are available now on our bandcamp site. All LPs come with a free download code, so really you don’t even need to own a turntable to experience these lovelies. Download the music, then throw it in a frame. Evan Yarbrough’s illustrations make great wall decor! We also got CDs, T-shirts, posters and other goodies in our online store. For those of you who have gone the digital route and don’t like to clutter up your place with excessive music paraphernalia, we are also offering name-your-own-price downloads of the entire record. So even if you are tight on money these days, you could enter $0.00 and get the album for free. Download it and share it with friends. Don’t worry about feeling guilty, we just want it to be heard.
We really hope you enjoy this music as much as we’ve enjoyed making it. We like to think we have created something truly unique and we hope you’ll agree. Please feel free to give us any feedback you may have via our twitter or facebook accounts. Thanks for your support, and thanks for listening!
FEASTofFETUS made their triumphant return to the stage on November 12th, 2011. After almost 2 years of hibernation in the belly of a golden narwhal, their filthy, ragged exterior eaten clean away by the effervescent stomach acids of the divine beast, they played live in front of those who gathered, from far and wide, at The Mint in Los Angeles, as a shiny diamond licked clean and offered up from the sea mammal’s exquisite tongue.
Boasting a newer, tighter line-up of magnificent musicians, and new songs, FoF was looked upon favorably and proudly by their whale-king father. “I have swallowed you when you were but a lump of coal,” he said. “I have taken you into my belly and impregnated myself with you. You kicked and screamed and feared death and caused me much pain to bear you within, but then you hushed and you slept and you grew. I bathed you in my effervescent juices and that blackened filth that had consumed you began to fall away. When I felt your shine as a warmth in my belly I knew then that it was time. I birthed you out of my stomach and out of my mouth and licked you clean and held you out on the tip of my tongue to gleam in the sun. And now you have proven yourselves to me and I say you are ready. Go and be what you were meant to be and never stray. For if I must swallow you as a lump of coal again, I will instead shit you out and let you sink to the bottom of the sea.”
Pictures and video from the show that marks the re-birth of FEASTofFETUS coming soon.
For those of you who don’t know this, I have always envisioned releasing Meconium along with an illustrated children’s book (obviously based on the content of the album it wouldn’t actually be for kids). Awhile back I found the perfect artist for the job, Nikki Rossignol. Nikki is an incredible watercolorist, originally from Montana, living in Santa Barbara, and now planning a move to LA. We have been working on this book long distance with slow progress until now. With her in LA things should pick up on this project much more quickly. I have just received a new piece from her which coincides with the track “The House of Rabbits” and, I think you will agree, it is marvelous.
Listen to The House of Rabbits. Illustration by Nikki Rossignol.