Foot Village / Friendship Nation
Album: Friendship Nation   Collection:General
Artist:Foot Village   Added:Jun 2008
Label:Tome Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-15 Pull Date: 2008-08-17
Week Ending: Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 22
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 25, 2009: The Courtesy Flush - the tiger woods holiday spectacular
Crow Call
4. Feb 20, 2009: Emphysema For Emphasis
2. Jul 16, 2009: orangeasm by night, ______ by day
5. Sep 20, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
Narc Party (Let's Make It Fucked Up)
3. Mar 01, 2009: Music to Make Babies To
Materialist Crap
6. Aug 09, 2008: Nag Champa DroneGasm

Album Review
The Pittsburgh Pirates
Reviewed 2008-06-02
Foot Village Friendship Nation
A trio of LA art-punkers who all simultaneously play the drums and scream anthems. The drumming is super high energy, lots of low toms, almost like a drum circle, goes from tribal feel, to rock patterns, to fast grind rhythms. The fem vox. sounds like the singer from "Katastrophe Wife". There are some great otherworldly moments on this CD. Give it a try; it is a unique listen. PS - the last four tracks are liberal remixes by BIG A little a, Silver Daggers, Tussle, and Robedoor respectively. FCCS (of varying levels of intelligiblity...judgment call) Picks - 1,3,4,5,8,11,12,13 but try them all.

***1-2:51) Wow, grindcore fast drumming on tribal/trashcan drums. M/F screetching, gets silly towards end (FCCs "fuck").
*2-2:29) Mid. fast, develops steady beat.
***3-5:30) Starts quiet, organically builds. Sudden end. Trippy
***4-2:14) FCCS! Chanted intro. Then drums and vox only grind/thrash sound. Awesome! later weird Sun City Girls vibe. Ends on very slow tempo.
***5-3:24) Muffled FCCs ("fuck") Trippy barbershop quartet intro that goes awry! "You want your god, to breath in your pain, remove the stain inside you". Repeated over with slow pounding builds to fast rock beat.
6-5:55) Starts obnoxiously, steady military pounding. Then echo effects, sounds of water, trippy Greek chorus lyrics. Builds nicely, swirling, hysteric feel.
7-2:00) Sudden beginning. Aggressive rock feeling. Great grindy burst at the end.
*8-5:38) FCC "motherfucker". Nice instrumental build. Halfway through, breakdown to recorded laughter and drunk tomfoolery.
10-1:38) Remix. Tempered with heavy echo and stuttery effects. Softer amorphous electronics come in.
*11-3:49) Remix of 4. Warbly intro, swarm of drums. Looped vocals (FCC "fuck") and drums create wall of sound, akin to Jon Muellers "Metals". Ends on quieter spacey loop fading out.
**12-4:39) Remix. Slow, druggy with effects. Start stop. Midway breaks into IDMy beat like "Tomo". Sudden end.
**13-7:16) Remix by Robedoor. Crunchy low drone tone. Spacey, trippy, really gone. KFJC would give their false teeth for this track.

Track Listing
1. Urination   7. Materialist Crap
2. Crow Call   8. Untitled
3. Protective Nourishment   9.
4. Narc Party (Let's Make It Fucked Up)   10. Protective Nourishment (Big A Little A Remix)
5. Erecting The Wall Of Separation   11. Narc Party (Silver Daggers Remix)
6. 1998   12. 1998 (Tussle Remix)
  13. Protective Nourishment (Robedoor Remix)