Thursday, August 21, 2008

Holy Fuck and then some

Holy Fuck...that's right. They named themselves Holy I'm guessing their main demographic is not your mom, your little sister or your kids. I know their songs have a bright future, but how will NBC, PBS or any radio announcer credit them appropriately? Announced as: "Holy Sex With Passionate Neglect and Force"? Maybe. Printed as: "Holy ==>()"? Doubt it. I guess the name "Holy Crap," "Religious Bang," and "Sanctimonious Fornication" were taken...and "Exclamation Point With Innuendo Attached" just didn't get to the point or convey the power with brevity that they needed. maybe they took their name from my friend Sarah's favorite expression.

What's sooo spectacular about Toronto's Holy Fuck? Graham Walsh and Brian Borcherdt started the band/project a few years ago and ended up as "a chaotic live celebration of lo-fi noise and weirdo casio-driven rock." Aside from Walsh and Borcherdt, several friends continually rotate through the band, pending their show and sounds needed. After numerous tours followed by post-tour studio sessions to record new tracks made on the road, Holy Fuck have now released their self-titled LP, featuring "Lovely Allen," a song that was introduced to me last night by Mountain Tempo contributor Sam Miller. And holy fuck, it's been rocking my face off! Holy Fuck (I almost feel wrong for writing their name over and over on a public blog...sorry!) has now appeared at Glastonbury, Vegoose, Lolla, SXSW, CMJ and have been on the road with Clinic, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Wolf Parade and had studio help from Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene). Not bad at all. Not bad at all.

Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen

I did title this post "Holy Fuck and then some." Bored at work today? Here is the hodge podge of "then some"

be your own Jackson Pollack here

Waste another 10 minutes (12 hours if you're stoned) here

1 comment:

Stefania said...

At Pitchfork in the schedule they were listed as “Holy Fuck” and pretty much everywhere else. However, they had a service where you could text the name of a band playing at the festival to a number and they would text you in time to go see that act. For Holy Fuck it was listed out as “Holy F*ck.” I bet people didn’t censor it when they sent the text. I wonder what would have happened?