Feefawfum

contact: info@feefawfum.net

design by Farley Miller

Stream our EP above or download it here [PWYC].

You'll find that tapes and t-shirts are on sale to fund and make room for our next record.

$5/tape · $8/shirt · $10/both

Thanks for your support.

Upcoming Shows

2014/08/29 - Hull, QC at Le Troquet.................................................................................................................................../w H. de Heutz and Awa

2014/08/30 - Montreal, QC at Brasserie Beaubien......................................................................................................../w H. de Heutz and Crabe

2014/09/06 - Montreal, QC at Bistro de Paris............................................................................../w Nüshu, Bécyk Fantôme, and Unicornbody

2014/10/04 - Montreal, QC at Barfly......................................................................................................................................./w Skurge and Varger

2014/11/29 - Montreal, QC at Casa del Popolo.........................................................................................................................................../w Fet.Nat

Info

Feefawfum is an experimental rock trio from Montreal, QC. A carnival blues band oscillating between the weirdest of the pop and the poppest of the weird, this misfit trio confronts the chasm separating the body from the mind with a heady blend of quirky hooks, gnarly chords, baroque forms, black humor, and a lusty roar. Their music has been described variously as "pointillistic, deceptively complex, framework smashing hallucinations" (The Big Takeover), "unbridled math-rock... grazing with the absurd... as stunning and bizarre as the best moments of Mr. Bungle and Deerhoof" (BangBang), and simply "tasty" (Weirdest Band in the World). Featuring members of Shining Wizard, L'Appel du Vide, and Black Givre, Feefawfum is not for the faint of heart; repeat listening advised. RIYL: Captain Beefheart, The Minutemen, Tim Buckley, etc.

Music

Self-Titled EP (2013)

"Wow, where the hell did these guys come from all of a sudden? I know nothing about them except that I love what I hear. Some sort of jazzy spazzmath psych mess with a vocalist who reminds me strongly of Arrington de Dionyso from Old Time Relijun. Pointillistic, deceptively complex, framework smashing hallucinations, I can’t wait to hear more from feefawfum!" (The Big Takeover)

 

"There are some subtle dynamic modulations on this release, some sophisticated changes of feel, some precisely articulated unison passages and some challenging rhythmic complexities… but it’s all delivered in a tone of voice that combines the grit of punk with a Dadaist pleasure in absurdity. The listening experience ranges from a pronounced sense of discoherence, to a compelling sense of forward motion, frequently swinging wildly and rapidly between the two, as it does in ‘Crapitalism’. The discoherence is carefully crafted however, with very precisely written rhythmic diminutions and augmentations creating the illusion of randomness within a strict metronomic pulse; the performances are similarly indicative of some highly developed musicianship, combining ensemble precision with a relaxed feel in a way that is only possible when the material is well within the players’ technical compass. All of this cleverness is worn lightly, and Feefawfum is an entertaining listen, funny, but also satisfyingly virtuosic, and creative in a way that calls conventional musical aesthetics into question. This is a highly accomplished recording, and one that I’m happy to predict will stick with me for a long time. Top whack malarkey." (Oliver Arditi)

 

"Feefawfum est un trio cosmopolite incluant un français et deux américains, tous établis à Montréal depuis peu. Ils se sont réunis sous la bannière feefawfum pour faire un math-rock débridé avec des chansons aux paroles et aux structures frôlant avec l’absurde. Le genre d’album aussi étourdissant et bizarre que les meilleurs moments de Mr. Bungle et Deerhoof." (BangBang)

 

Farley Miller played guitar and sang.

Stéphane Diamantakiou played bass and sang.

Ryan Packard played drum set, vibraphone, and toys, and also sang.

Scott Levine and John Aspinall engineered it. Scott did the mastering.

Cindy Beulah designed the logo.

 

The record was self-released digitally in May of 2013 and on cassette in February of 2014. All of the songs were written by Farley  except "Sourpuss," which was co-written with Ryan.

Shows

Future

2014/08/29 - Hull, QC at Le Troquet.................................................................................................................................../w H. de Heutz and Awa

2014/08/30 - Montreal, QC at Brasserie Beaubien......................................................................................................../w H. de Heutz and Crabe

2014/09/06 - Montreal, QC at Bistro de Paris............................................................................../w Nüshu, Bécyk Fantôme, and Unicornbody

2014/10/04 - Montreal, QC at Barfly......................................................................................................................................./w Skurge and Varger

2014/11/29 - Montreal, QC at Casa del Popolo.........................................................................................................................................../w Fet.Nat

 

Past

2014/08/24 - Montreal, QC at Piccolo Rialto (Passovah Fest 2014).. .........../w Planet Beach, Silverkeys, Beaver Sheppard, Vesuvio Solo, Technical Kidman, Daniel Isaiah, Nancy Pants, Philémon Cimon, and Sex Life

2014/07/18 - Montreal, QC at Bistro de Paris.........................................................................../w Unicornbody, Valeri Less Cunt, Evermore95

2014/07/12 - Montreal, QC at Brasserie Beaubien............................................................................................/w Conduct, No Aloha, and Tunic

2014/06/18 - Montreal, QC at L'Esco........................................................................................................../w Mehdi Cayenne Club and Le Havre

2014/05/25 - Montreal, QC at Atomic Cafe......................................................................................................./w Télégraphe Jungle and Mikrob

2014/05/11 - Montreal, QC at Piccolo Rialto................................................................................................/w The Artsy Chicks and Palm Trees

2014/02/27 - Montreal, QC at Brasserie Beaubien................................................................................................../w Notta Comet and Girl Arm

2013/03/31 - Montreal, QC at Psychic City.................................................................................................../w Jonathan Pfeffer and Black Givre

2013/03/28 - Montreal, QC at Gert's................................................................................................................................................./w Head Honcho

2013/02/16 - Hamilton, ON at The Retirement Home................................................................................................../w Crabe and Saffron City

2013/02/15 - Montreal, QC at La Brique................................................................................................................................./w Crabe and Piranha

2013/02/01 - Montreal, QC at Bistro de Paris................................................................................................/w The Raftmen and Gab Bouchard

2013/01/19 - Montreal, QC at Casa del Popolo................................................................................................./w Crabe, and Panopticon Eyelids

2013/01/18 - Trois-Rivières, QC at Cafe Bar Zenob..................................................................................................................../w Absolutely Free

2012/11/20 - Montreal, QC at Casa del Popolo.........................................................................................../w Mark Fosson and Daniel Bachman

2012/10/07 - Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Firehouse................................................................/w Predator Raw and Max Alper/Austin Vaughn

2012/10/06 - Providence, RI at Funky Jungle................................................................................../w The Universes and Hundred Year Ocean

2012/10/05 - Portland, ME at Dirigimus Cooperative........................................................................................./w Antiseptic and Rural Ghosts

2012/10/04 - Montreal, QC at Bistro de Paris.................................................................................................................../w David and the Woods

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Our side projects

Shining Wizard · Black Givre · L'Appel du Vide · CANNOT BE STOPPED

 

Bands who are friends

Crabe · H. de Heutz · Jonathan Pfeffer · Notta Comet · Devil Eyes · David and the Woods · Predator Raw · Girl Arm · Télégraphe Jungle · Mehdi Cayenne Club · Fet.Nat

 

Blogs, bookers, and labels

Oliver Arditi · Space Rock Mountain · GBS Records